Ladies Musical Club 2018-2019


Saturdays, 2:00 pm

Frye Auditorium

Gathering at the Seattle home of Ellen Bartlett Bacon in March of 1891, the original 22 women musicians decided to form a new musical entity dedicated to “developing the musical talent of its members, and stimulating musical interest in Seattle.” Thus, was Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) initiated. These founding members were mostly middle-class, married women who also happened to be trained musicians; the creation of LMC was a groundbreaking step in providing opportunities at a time when few women were able to pursue careers as professional musicians. Over a century later, LMC continues as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of approximately 150 women, still fostering classical music among its members and in the community through education, performance and awards.

In the spirt of Charles and Emma Frye, who often hosted musical programs in their salon, the Frye Art Museum continues that tradition through its partnership with LMC. Every year from October to May, LMC offers monthly classical musical performance in the Museum’s auditorium.

Please see below for the 2018-2019 performance schedule.


Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2 pm – Partita for oboe, bassoon and piano, NW Composer K. Morrill

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2 pm – Debussy Ariettes Oubliées, Beethoven Sonata No. 31, Mendelssohn Konzertstück for two clarinets

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2 pm – Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op 39, music for cello and piano

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2 pm – Recitals, soprano and oboe

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2 pm – Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration

Saturday March 2, 2019 at 2 pm – Music by Hindemith for unaccompanied violin and for violin and piano

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 pm – Recital for piano 4 hands, Flowers in bloom songs for soprano

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2 pm – Solo recitals for soprano and piano


Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and may be picked up at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.

As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and must claim their tickets fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program.