Our programs

Concert Calendar

Find music you love! At the heart of the Live Music Project is a comprehensive calendar of classical and contemporary music in Seattle and surrounding communities, from student orchestras to the Seattle Symphony. Explore the music of 1,000 musicians and ensembles, including dozens of free concerts, kid-friendly performances, and premieres. Search for your favorite composer, browse by instrument, or just dive in. [Browse the calendarSubmit a concert]

Spontaneous Free Tickets

Win a chance to see your favorite local musicians and ensembles for free!The LMP Spontaneous Free Tickets program is an informal way for organizations to reach out to listeners and build audiences. Tickets are donated by local performing arts organizations, and ticket recipients are selected at random a few days to a week before each performance. After each concert, winners fill out a feedback survey in which they can request to join the ensemble’s mailing list and/or send them a note. The listeners are responsive and their notes are inspiring. This program introduces listeners to works and ensembles they may not be familiar with, and helps grow the audience-performer relationship in a way that is both meaningful and lasting. [Get tickets | Donate tickets]

Love Notes for Artists

Did you love a performance? Did it move you, make you feel happy, sad, anything at all? Did it remind you of a special moment, or inspire you to try something new? Leave a note and we’ll pass it on to the artists. [Read the love notesLeave a note of your own]

Meet-the-Artist

LMP staff and volunteers shadow local artists and ensembles, attending rehearsals and interviewing musicians, composers, and conductors – and then document the experience in a way that is engaging and exciting for both the artists and the audience-to-be. This helps broaden the ensemble’s reach ahead of the concert, and builds a meaningful connection between composers and audiences. It also keeps us in touch with what artists are doing, so we can better support them. [Read about the artistsArtists/ensembles: ask us to write about you!]

New Music Flyer

Each month during the concert season, we team up with KING FM’s new music station, Second inversion, to produce a printed flyer that lists the contemporary classical performances in Seattle, Tacoma, and the East Side. To cross-pollinate audiences who are fans of one ensemble and might not know of the others, all of the ensembles included in the flyer also distribute it at their own concerts. We also distribute the flyers to local coffee shops and campuses. [Get the flyer | Submit a concert]

New Music Happy Hour

Hang out with musicians, new music enthusiasts, non-musicians, and curious bystanders as we come together to share ideas, create connections, and strengthen Seattle’s growing network of artists and musicians! We host NMHH monthly together with Second Inversion. [Find out about the next happy hour]

Composer Alerts

Choose your favorite composers, works and genres. LMP elves will send you an email when a matching performance is added to the calendar. [Subscribe to composer alerts]

Volunteer Program

Dear volunteers, we love you and rely on you! Please fill out this form to let us know you’d like to get involved. And check out our team to see what others are doing! Affectionately, team LMP

Daily Funder

A unique approach to fundraising. In the spirit of incremental and iterative process, we are seeking a single $25 donation per day. One $25 donation, once a year. Will you be today’s funder? [Donate here!]

Weekend Digest

Chock full of everything you need to get your classical music fix for the weekend! Direct to your inbox on Thursday afternoons. [Subscribe to the weekend digest]

Monthly Free-Concert Digest

Chock full of… all the free concerts! Direct to your inbox at the beginning of each month. [Subscribe to the free-concert digest]

Newsletter

A monthly update on what we’ve been up to, plus announcements from the community and noteworthy media and grant deadlines. Deadline for submissions is the 25th of each month. [Subscribe to the newsletter | Read the newsletterSubmit an announcement]

Composer Alerts

Choose your favorite composers, works and genres. LMP elves will send you an email when a matching performance is added to the calendar. [Subscribe to composer alerts]

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