Calendar

Karin’s Studio Schedule:  

The 2017/2018 "regular term" of weekly lessons runs Monday through Friday, September 1, 2017, through June 2018

The studio will be closed: October 9-12, 2017; November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), 2017; and June 22, 2018. (Students with lessons on Wednesdays or Thursdays have the option of paying 75% of regular tuition for October, or rescheduling their October 11 or 12 lesson for October 14 or 15.)

This new piano term (September 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) I am looking forward to:


*preparing interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree to be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM;


*preparing students to perform in one of a few mini-recitals at a new location (!) - Jack Straw Cultural Productions located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle - on Saturday, November 18, sometime between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. at There will be a small charge per performer (estimated at $5).


*helping students prepare their own private holiday recital for family and friends;


*organizing a field trip to SEKM (Seattle Early Keyboard Museum), a private fortepiano museum in my neighborhood run by Tamara Friedman and her husband UW Music Professor George Bozarth, where students will learn about the history of the piano and have the opportunity to perform an excerpt from one of their well prepared pieces upon one of SEKM's fortepianos;


*registering and preparing interested students for participation in the Washington State Music Teachers Association's Music Artistry Program (fka Adjudications) to be held March 5-10, 2018 (registration December 5, 2017-January 5, 2018), adjudicated by Visiting Artists: Dr. Merilyn S. Jacobsen, Marilyn Brossard (Skagit Valley College), and Michelle Mielke (WSU), all respected professors of piano from various institutions, colleges and universities in the western United States);


*preparing interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree to be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM;


*preparing interested students to perform the music of J.S. Bach as part of "Bach in the Subways" Day - the world-wide movement celebrating this great composer's 333rd birthday - at various public venues (including light rail stations, cafes, and malls) from March 21 to March 25, 2018;


*preparing interested students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival (last year held in April);


*preparing interested adult students to perform in a city-wide Seattle Music Teachers Association Adult Student Soiree to be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 6:30 PM;


*preparing interested students to take the Washington State Music Teachers Association Musicianship Exams (last year held in May); and


*preparing students to perform in a spring studio-wide recital.


Performance Calendar

2017/2018 Performance Dates


Karin McCullough at the downtown Seattle Public Library Auditorium

Pianist Karin McCullough is performing:

Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 1pm, in a free, special Ladies Musical Club all-French concert at Seatac Community Center at which Karin will perform Debussy's Prelude from Book One "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair," Selections from Suite Bergamasque (movements 1 and 3 - Prelude and the famous Clair de Lune), Faure's song "Clair de lune" accompanied by Karin; Chopin's Nocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9; and Massenet's "Thais Meditation" (arranged for solo piano)

October 28, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle, in a free Ladies Musical Club special Debussy concert. (The program will be repeated on November 4 at the Frye.) Program:

Early Debussy – featuring pianist Karin McCullough

1880 – Nuites d’etoiles – with Ya-Li Lee, soprano

1885-1887 - Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4  – Chevaux des boix  - with Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

1888-91 - Arabesque – No. 1  (solo piano)

1888 - La Demoiselle élue - Ya-Li Lee, soprano, narrator, and women's choir (in which Karin is singing)

1890 - Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque (solo piano)

1893 - Prose Lyriques, N. 3, de fleurs – with Clarice Warrick, soprano

 

Middle Debussy – featuring pianist Lucy Wenger

1904 – Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune & No. 3 Colloque sentimental – with Kathryn Vinson, mezzo soprano

1906 - Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk - piano solo

1910 – Preludes -  La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) or La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) – – (piano solo)

 

 

Late Debussy – 

1913 - Mallarme songs, No 2 Place futile with Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

1915 Sonata for cello and piano - First movement - Terry Cook, cello; Karin McCullough, piano

1915 - Douze Etudes (solo piano) 

1916-17 - Violin sonata - Candice Chin, violin; Lucy Wenger, piano


Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 12 noon: Karin McCullough performs selected movements from Dohnanyi’s Winterreigen (Winter Rounds) in a special free Ladies Musical Club concert, "The Art of the Piano" to compliment the SAM exhibit: Darks and Lights. (Description from the SAM website: The artists in this show contrast darks and lights as autumn turns to winter. Nature's cycles, retreating to our roots, and finding home are all explored by our premier Northwest artists.Link to SAM website for more information:

November 4, 2017, at 2 pm at the Frye Art Museum, in a free Ladies Musical Club special Debussy concert. Program:

Early Debussy – featuring pianist Karin McCullough

1880 – Nuites d’etoiles – with Ya-Li, soprano

1885-1887 - Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4  – Chevaux des boix  - with Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

1888-91 - Arabesque – No. 1  (solo piano)

1890 - Suite Bergamasque (solo piano -including the famous Clair de lune)

1893 - Prose Lyriques, N. 3, de fleurs – with Clarice Warrick, soprano

 

Middle Debussy – featuring pianist Lucy Wenger

1904 – Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune & No. 3 Colloque sentimental – with Kathryn Vinson, mezzo soprano

1906 - Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk - piano solo

1910 – Preludes -  La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) or La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) – – (piano solo)


Late Debussy – 

1913 - Mallarme songs, No 2 Place futile with Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

1915 Sonata for cello and piano - First movement - Terry Cook, cello; Karin McCullough, piano

1915 - Douze Etudes (solo piano) 

1916-17 - Violin sonata - Candice Chin, violin; Lucy Wenger, piano


Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00, at Crossroads Community Center in Bellevue: Karin performs in a special free Ladies Musical Club all-Spanish concert: solo piano music by Granados: his Valses Poeticos, and Albeniz’s Asturias (Leyenda) and Cuba (Nocturno) from his Suite Espanola; the other half of the concert will be a Spanish guitar concert.


Friday, February 9, 2018, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in KirklandKarin performs in a free Ladies Musical Club concert, repeating her January 11, 2018 performance of Spanish solo piano music: Granados’s Valses Poeticos and Albeniz’s Asturias (Leyenda) and Cuba (Nocturno) from his Suite Espanola; the other half of the concert will be Ms. Ki singing Korean songs and songs of Obradors.

 

March 17, 2018, at 7pm, at Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle: Karin performs in a free Ladies Musical Club special concert celebrating the 333rd anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. Program:


    Church Cantatas – for keyboard and voices only – Lucy Wenger, piano

    BWV 74 alto solo - Nichts kann mich erretten – 5:21 Gwen Trussler

    1724 – BWV 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele- Wir eilen mit schwachen duet from BWV 78  - Leslie Stark and Regina Thomas

    1724 - BWV 91 -  Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt – duet for soprano and alto – Lin Yi and Gwen Trussler

    1725 - Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 – Mein glaubiges herze 4:30 – soprano – Lin Yi

 

    Violin solo works – sonata and partita selections – Angie Kam

 

    Secular Cantatas -   Karin McCullough, piano

    1716 - Cantata BWV 208 - Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden – Malya Muth, soprano, with flute duo and piano– 5:00

    1733 – No. 206 Schleicht, spielende Wellen (Glide gently, playful waves) – No. 9 Hort doch der sanften Floten Chor – Leslie Stark, flute trio  

    1734- Coffee Cantata Ei, wie schmeckt der Coffee suesse BWV 211 – Lin Yi and flute solo 

 

    Keyboard selections –  Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, pianists

    1722 - Well-Tempered Clavier (selected preludes and fugues) - Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, pianists

    1741 - Goldberg Variations – The Aria plus 1-2 variations with commentary – Karin McCullough

 

    1733-1749 - Mass in B minor – 19:30 – with piano, violin and recorders – Lucy Wenger, piano; Lin Chen, violin, Jill Carlsen, recorder

    No. 2 – duet for 2 sopranos – Leslie Stark and Malya Muth

Christe eleison

    No. 5 -  Soprano II aria with violin obligato - Malya Muth

Laudamus te, benedicimus te, glorificamus te

    No. 9 Alto with Oboe d’amore obligato - Gwen Trussler

Qui sedes ad dextram patris, miserere nobis

    No. 14 soprano and alto duet – Malya Muth and Gwen Trussler

Et in unum Deum, Jesum Christum

 

    1725 - Bist du bei mir – Leslie Stark – with violin, recorder and keyboard – Lin Chen, violin


Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 12 noon, at the downtown Seattle Art Museum auditorium: Karin McCullough performs Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland transcribed for solo piano by Bryan Stanley, in a free Ladies Musical Club all-American concert to complement SAM’s special exhibit of: 


FIGURING HISTORY: ROBERT COLESCOTT, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, MICKALENE THOMAS

THU FEB 15 – SUN MAY 13 2018
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
SIMONYI SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. 

Also on the program:

I Hate Music                                                                            Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

My mother says that babies come in bottles
Jupiter has seven moons
I hate music
A big Indian and a little Indian

I just found out today that I'm a person too

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

Autumn Song, Op. 56, No. 1                                                      Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)

Four Songs for Children, Op. 75                                                                   Amy Marcy Beach

The Candy Lion
The Thanksgiving Fable
Dolladine
Prayer of a Tired Child

Sleep, Little Darling, Op. 29, No. 3                                                                Amy Marcy Beach

Breanna Hanson, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

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Free Student Tickets to Classical Music Concerts in the Seattle Area

In addition to Ladies Musical Club performances (including the ones Karin gives which are listed in "Performance Calendar" on this site), student tickets are free to the following recommended concerts in the Seattle area:


The UW has done away with the cost of admission to more than 50 concerts and music-related events at the UW Music School’s Brechemin Auditorium and the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall. See https://music.washington.edu/news/2015/09/10/gift-music-free-admission-more-50-concerts-our-season.


Masterworks Concerts at Seattle Symphony. I have the opportunity to call the symphony 20 days or fewer before any Masterworks Concert in the 2017/2018 season and receive up to two free student (age 5-18) tickets to offer to any of my interested students. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me!


Connoisseur Concerts on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons on top of Queen Anne. I have one free student (age 7-14) ticket to offer to any of my interested students to any one of the concerts in the 2017/2018 season. Contact me if you have a child who would like to attend one of these concerts with me! For more information see http://www.musiquedujourpresents.org/services.

University of Washington's World Series Season: The University of Washington's whole World Series season at Meany Hall at the UW campus is offering up to two free tickets to youths ages 5-17 with the purchase of every one regularly priced adult ticket. The offer may be redeemed for any Chamber Music or President's Piano Series event at the time of purchase, available by phone and in-person only (UW Arts Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 206-543-4880). 


Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra's Season: Also at Meany Hall at the UW campus, this orchestra is offering free tickets to youths (16 years of age and younger) ($18 general admission). For more information see seattlephil.org


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