2021 – 2022

Dates to Remember

  • Start of School Term: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Last day of School Term: Friday June 17, 2022
  • Start of Summer Term: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • Last day of Summer Term: Friday, August 26, 2022

No Lessons

  • September 6, 2021
  • November 22-26, 2021
  • December 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022
  • February 21, 2022 – February 25, 2022
  • April 11 – April 15, 2022

Class Dates

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022

Recital Dates

  • Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 3PM and 4:15PM
  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 @3PM and 4:15PM
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 3PM and 4:15PM

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
( 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
Multiple Dates
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.

Norwegian Sounds
With Laura Loge
In-person and livestreamed 
Town Hall Seattle
Saturday, November 13 @ 2:00PM (PDT)

This concert explores the kaleidoscopic colors of Norwegian music.  Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, a contemporary of Grieg, was considered Norway’s most prominent pianist of her time and wrote over 400 compositions. Her Scherzo for Orchestra was one of her earlier compositions and is full of energy and imagination. Inspired by Norwegian folk poems, David Monrad Johansen‘s Seven Songs (Syv Sange) employs impressionistic techniques to depict the mythical nature of the Norwegian folklore. Grieg‘s rarely performed Symphony in C minor was also an early composition of the composer, but already demonstrated his unique musicality and impressive command of the orchestra.

Agathe Backer-Grøndahl: Scherzo for Orchestra
David Monrad Johansen: Syv Sange, Op. 6
Grieg: Symphony in C minor

President’s Piano Series: George Li
Meany Performing Arts
Friday, February 18 @ 7:30PM (PDT)

Pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, brilliant technique and poised authority far beyond his years. A silver medalist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has established a major international reputation with performances on the world’s most prestigious stages. For his Meany debut, Li showcases Qigang Chen’s Peking opera-inspired “Moments,” alongside Schumann’s Op. 17 and 18, and Liszt’s towering pinnacle for the piano, the B-Minor Sonata, dedicated to Schumann.

Once Upon a Symphony
With Lisa Bergman
In-person and Livestreamed
Town Hall Seattle
Sunday, March 13 @ 2:00PM (PDT)

Follow the little girl Sally into the fields and the forest to meet her instrument friends! Come and learn about what each instrument in the orchestra can do, and write a song together for Sally at the end of her journey!