2022 – 2023
Dates to Remember
- Start of School Term: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
- Last day of School Term: Friday June 23, 2023
- Start of Summer Term: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
- Last day of Summer Term: Friday, August 25, 2023
- September 5, 2022
- November 21-25, 2022
- December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023
- February 20, 2023 – February 24, 2023
- April 10 – April 14, 2023
- Saturday, October 23, 2021
- Saturday, January 22, 2023
- Sunday, November 6, 2022 @ 4:30PM
- Sunday, February 12, 2023 @5:30PM
- Sunday, June 4, 2023 @ 3PM
Concerts To Attend
Each student is encouraged to attend at least one concert per year. Family
members and siblings are welcome, although not all concerts are suitable for
children under six. This year many orchestras are working out if and how to
virtually offer live music. Several orchestras will be announcing their plans in
September, and I will be updating the calendar on my web page
(pianowithcarrie.com) with new offerings. For now, I am only listing virtual fall
events because it is too soon to know if planned spring concerts will be feasible.
Seattle Symphony Live
Streaming into your home
$13 per month/$120 annually
The Seattle Symphony makes many of its stunning concerts available to stream for a simple monthly fee. All concerts are available for 7 days after the broadcast to watch at a time that works for you! I cannot recommend this service enough. Not only is the video and audio stellar, but there are short introductions to each piece, and the video can be paused or broken up for younger viewers. From world premiers to old favorites, Seattle Symphony is committed to bringing music to you and keeping you safe.
Seattle Chamber Music Society
Streaming into your home
The Seattle Chamber Music Society makes most of its stunning concerts available to stream. All concerts are available for about a month after the broadcast to watch at a time that works for you! I cannot recommend them enough. Not only is the video and audio stellar, but there are short introductions to each piece, and the video can be paused or broken up for younger viewers. From world premiers to old favorites, Seattle Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing music to you. During the summer, be on the lookout for their stellar Chamber Music In the Park series. Calendar available here.
Michi Hirata North Farewell Concert
April 16, 2023
Town Hall Seattle
At the dawn of World War II, in Tokyo Japan, Michi made her orchestral debut at age 9. During the American Occupation, she performed many times for General MacArthur who requested Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue dozens of times. Several years later, still a teenager, and without speaking a word of English, Michi traveled to the United States aboard the S.S. President Cleveland. This new life in America included a full scholarship to Juilliard in New York City, and extended stays in the Midwest, Alaska, and later Washington State. Her personal and professional career included decades of touring, performing, and teaching; and raising 5 sons with her husband. Now, at age 91, Michi wants to share her final piano concert in the place she has called home for almost 50 years. Michi will perform with the Northwest Sinfonietta. Christophe Chagnard conducts.
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture .
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 K595
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1