Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director

Music Under The Stars //

Music Under The StarsFree

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Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy a live audio broadcast of each of our Summer Festival concerts, provided directly to neighborhood parks by KING-FM. Each evening begins at 7:15pm (7:00pm at Freeway Park) with live chamber music performed by an outstanding student ensemble, and continues at 8:00pm with KING-FMs live broadcast, direct from Benaroya.

This summer we are expanding our programming to include a new park, Delridge Playfield in West Seattle, to connect with even more Seattle communities.

Every broadcast is preceded by an outstanding live, student ensemble. This summer features 8 unique student groups, including returning favorites like the Daana Quartet, the Sol Quartet, and the Sempre Sisters. New ensembles include the Hawker/Henneman Duo, the Leou Duo, Trio Camellia, the Mobius Quartet, and the Seattle Pacific University Brass Quintet.

List of Parks:

Delridge Playfield in West Seattle – Tuesday, July 5 & Monday July 11, 18 & 25
Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill – Wednesday, July 6, 13 & 20
Freeway Park in Downtown Seattle – Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 & Saturday, July 30
Columbia Park in Columbia City – Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29

Visit our events page for complete details on our concert schedule.

Support for Music Under the Stars Provided By:

Seattle Parks & RecWells FargoKING FM logoVictrola Logo


Lucky Seven Foundation

Additional Support for Specific Parks Provided By:

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Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park Amphitheatre, E. 14th @ Prospect Ave, across from the Asian Art Museum

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7:15 pm
Leou Duo
Finalists in the 2016 KING-FM Young Artist Award Competition.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarient and String Quartet

Giacomo Puccini - I Crisantemi for String Quartet

Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

Johann Strauss II - Roses from the South, Op. 388 (Transcribed by Arnold Schoenberg)

Johann Strauss II - Wine, Women and Song, Op. 333 (Transcribed by Alban Berg)

Johann Strauss II - Treasure Waltz, Op. 418 (Transcribed by Anton Webern)

Johann Strauss II - Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 (Transcribed by Anrold Schoenberg)
Free Event

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7:15 pm
Möbius Quartet
Finalists in the 2015 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G Major, K. 496

Zoltan Kodaly - Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12

Johannes Brahms - Quartet for Piano and Strings in A Major, Op. 26
Free Event

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7:15 pm
Sol Quartet
An outstanding ensemble from the Seattle Youth Symphony.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 16

Bela Bartok - Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz. 111

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563
Free Event

Freeway Park

Corner of Seventh and Seneca

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Friday, July 8, 2016

7:00 pm
Sol Quartet
An outstanding ensemble from the Seattle Youth Symphony.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Ludwig van Beethoven - Andante and Variations, WoO 44b

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatina in C Major, WoO 44a

Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47

William Walton - Facade
Free Event

Friday, July 15, 2016

7:00 pm
Möbius Quartet
Finalists in the 2015 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 80

Franz Schubert - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major, D. 898
Free Event

Friday, July 22, 2016

7:00 pm
Seattle Pacific University Brass Quintet
An exciting young brass quintet from SPU.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Edvard Grieg - Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36

Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56

Johannes Brahms - Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34
Free Event

Monday, July 25, 2016

7:00 pm
Trio Camellia
A wonderful string ensemble from UW.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F Major, K. 370

Richard Strauss - Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18

Benjamin Britten - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings

Felix Mendelssohn - Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor, Op. 1
Free Event

Monday, July 25, 2016

7:00 pm
Sol Quartet
An outstanding ensemble from the Seattle Youth Symphony.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 1

Johannes Brahms - Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 25
Free Event

Delridge Playfield

In front of the Community Center on the corner of Delridge and Genesee

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

7:15 pm
Lenora Trio
An accomplished group from Cornish College plays two very popular string trios by Beethoven and Dohnanyi.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5

Robert Schumann Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 47

Ludwig van BeethovenString Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
Free Event

Monday, July 11, 2016

7:15 pm
Trio Camellia
A wonderful string ensemble from UW.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Franz Josef Haydn - String Quartet No. 24 in A Major, Op. 20 No. 6, Hob III:36

Robert Schumann - Marchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113

Jeremy Turner - The Inland Seas (World Premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1, "Ghost"
Free Event

Monday, July 18, 2016

7:15 pm
Sol Quartet
An outstanding ensemble from the Seattle Youth Symphony.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Leonard Bernstein - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73

Antonin Dvorak - Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Free Event

Monday, July 25, 2016

7:15 pm
Leou Duo
Finalists in the 2016 KING-FM Young Artist Award Competition.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Franz Josef Haydn - Trio No. 45 for Violin, Cello and Piano in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29

Edvard Grieg - Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 45

Sergei Prokofiev - Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Free Event

Columbia Park

Corner of Rainier Ave and S. Alaska, between the Rainier Arts Center and the Library

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Friday, July 8, 2016

7:15 pm
Daana Quartet
An award-winning ensemble from UW.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Ludwig van Beethoven - Andante and Variations, WoO 44b

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatina in C Major, WoO 44a

Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47

William Walton - Facade
Free Event

Friday, July 15, 2016

7:15 pm
Trio Camellia
A wonderful string ensemble from UW.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80

Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 80

Franz Schubert - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major, D. 898
Free Event

Friday, July 22, 2016

7:15 pm
Möbius Quartet
Finalists in the 2015 KING-FM Young Artist Award competition.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Edvard Grieg - Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36

Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56

Johannes Brahms - Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34
Free Event

Monday, July 25, 2016

7:15 pm
Seattle Pacific University Brass Quintet
An exciting young brass quintet from SPU.
Free Event
8:00 pm
Live audio broadcast
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F Major, K. 370

Richard Strauss - Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18

Benjamin Britten - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings

Felix Mendelssohn - Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor, Op. 1
Free Event