Spontaneous free tickets

Put your name in the hat for free tickets to classical concerts in Seattle.  We’ll email you at the start of the week about the weekend’s free ticket drawing. Sign up here!

(Ensembles – contribute tickets here!)

Frequently asked questions

What are spontaneous free tickets?
I don’t live in Seattle. Can I still get free tickets?
How do I find out when tickets are available?
How do arts organizations benefit from contributing to Spontaneous Free Tickets?
I work with a Seattle-area performing arts organization. How can I contribute tickets?
Who has given away tickets in the past?
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What are spontaneous free tickets?

The LMP Spontaneous Free Ticket program is an informal way to reach out to listeners and build audiences for the Seattle community. The tickets are donated by local performing arts organizations like Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. Check out the list of all past giveaways.

I don’t live in Seattle. Can I still get free tickets?

Currently, Spontaneous Free Tickets are available only in the Seattle area. We invite you to visit and look forward to extending the program to other cities soon! Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when SFT comes to your area.

How do I find out when tickets are available?

We’ll email you! Sign up for Spontaneous Free Ticket alerts (it’s an option on our newsletter settings). You’ll get an email as soon as tickets are available, usually on Mondays. Ticket recipients are selected at random a few days to a week before each performance. We’ll do our best to notify you within 24 hours of the concert.

How do arts organizations benefit from contributing to Spontaneous Free Tickets?

After each concert, ticket winners receive a feedback survey asking if they’d like to join the ensemble’s mailing list and/or send them a note. The listeners are responsive and their notes are inspiring. This helps grow the audience-performer relationship in a way that is both meaningful and lasting.

Become a ticket donor. This is a great way to reach new audiences and make music accessible to our community. Contribute tickets here!

I work with a Seattle-area performing arts organization. How can I contribute tickets?

Please use this form to contribute tickets.  We request that you fill out the form at least 10 days ahead of your concert date (this gives us time to set up the giveaway email, reach out to winners and the waitlist, and wait for the winners to confirm). Some organizations find it convenient to set up all of their giveaways at the start of the season.

Keep in mind that a short turnaround may make it more challenging to fill seats, so if you’re looking to give away a dozen or 50 tickets, more lead time is helpful.

We generally announce each giveaway on the Monday prior to the concert date. We’ve found this timing works well for our listener community: it’s not so far in advance that people aren’t thinking about the date yet, but not so close that everyone is already booked.

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By signing up for spontaneous ticket alerts, you acknowledge that you won’t sell or scalp tickets, or otherwise take advantage of the generosity of our local orchestras and arts establishments.


Send an email to sft@livemusicproject.org and we’ll get right back to you.

Giveaways 2018-2019

Coming up: Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers, Byron Schenkman & Friends, Northwest Chamber Chorus, Seattle Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and more.

So far this season…

Northwest Chamber Chorus: Follow the Star x28 (Dec 2 & 8, 2018)
Byron Schenkman & Friends: Handel Italian Cantatas x4 (Nov 18, 2018)
Philharmonia Northwest: Seattle Sounds x4 (Nov 18, 2018)
Music of Remembrance 20th Anniversary Celebration x2 (Nov 4, 2018)
Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers: Valor and Remembrance: The Music of World War I x10 (Nov 3, 2018)
Seattle Festival Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No. 2 x2 (Oct 28, 2018)
Seattle Festival Orchestra: Brahms Family Concert x2 (Oct 27, 2018)
Everett Philharmonic Masterworks Concert: Mahler, Korngold, Beethoven x8 (Oct 14, 2018)
The Byrd Ensemble: Musical Politics – Motets of Influence x30 (Oct 13, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony Presents The Interrelation Between Nature and Life: Dvořák’s Eighth x30 (Oct 21, 2018)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvořák, Chopin, Smetana, & more x20 (Oct 20, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony Presents The Interrelation Between Nature and Life: Dvořák’s Eighth x30 (Oct 11, 2018)
Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers x10 (Oct 6, 2018)
Gallery Concerts: Byron, Nathan & Ludwig
x2 (Sept 29, 2018)
Puget Sound Concert Opera: Don Giovanni x10 (Sept 28, 2018)
Moon Festival Melody: Cello Fusion x6 (Sept 23, 2018)
The Sound Ensemble: L’histoire du soldat x2 (Sept 15, 2018)

Giveaways 2017-2018

Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS): Beethoven, Jacob, Mendelssohn x4 (Jul 25, 2018)
SCMS: Beethoven, Debussy, Korngold x4 (Jul 20, 2018)
SCMS: Howard, Rachmaninoff, Brahms x4 (Jul 16, 2018)
SCMS: Beethoven, Kodaly, Chausson x4 (Jul 11, 2018)
SCMS: Schumann, Fauré, Brahms x4 (Jul, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth (Jun 10 & 15)
Northwest Chamber Chorus: Celebrate 50 x10 (Jun 9, 2018)
Seattle Philharmonic: Zimmermann & Saint-Saëns x20 (Jun 2, 2018)
Seattle Art Song Society: Marcy Stonikas in Recital x20 (May 25, 2018)
Bangers & Brass x2 (May 19, 2018)
Sound of Late: Rituals x2 (May 12, 2018)
Thalia Symphony: Dvorak 7th Symphony x4 (May 11, 2018)
Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston: JACK & x10 (May 11 & 13, 2018)
Everett Philharmonic x20 (May 6, 2018)
Brittany Boulding Breeden Violin Recital x2 (May 4, 2018)
A Violinist and a Cyborg Walk Into a Bar x2 (May 1, 2018)
Musique du Jour Presents! Mozart à la Mode x2 (April 29, 2018)
North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO): Lost Sisterhood, Found Landscapes x12 (April 28, 2018)
Byron Schenkman & Friends: Vivaldi and the High Baroque x4 (April 22, 2018)
Seattle Art Song Society: Elemental x20 (April 22, 2018)
LUCO: Berlioz, Bartok, and Mendelssohn x20 (April 21, 2018)
Music Center of the Northwest: Patrick Sheridan in Recital x2 (April 6, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony Presents Russkaya Dusha! (The Russian Soul) x 90 :) (April 6, 2018)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Gipps, Ibert, Bach, and more x20 (March 31, 2018)
Northwest Chamber Chorus: Out of the Deep x20 (March 18 & 24, 2018)
Seattle Folklore Society: Windborne x2 (March 17, 2018)
Byrd Ensemble: Evolution of Chant – A starting point x20 (March 17, 2018)
Sound of Late: Book of the Dark x4 (March 3, 2018)
Gallery Concerts: Mozart’s Quartet Party x4 (March 3, 2018)
On the Boards: Evan Flory-Barnes: On Loving the Muse and Family x8 (March 2 & 4, 2018)
Philharmonia Northwest: Viva Americas! x2 (Feb. 25, 2018)
LUCO: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, & Lyadov x4 (Feb. 24, 2018)
DXARTS / UW School of Music presents Music of Today: to speak, to strike x10 (Feb. 21, 2018)
NOCCO: Vibrant Hearts: a Romanian Celebration x12 (Feb. 17, 2018)
Music Center of the Northwest: Clarinet Trios with William Blayney, Julian Schwarz & Li-Tan Hsu x2 (Feb. 16, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents Delicacy and Mastery: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony – Sammamish x30 (Feb. 11, 2018)
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents Delicacy and Mastery: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony – Bellevue x30 (Feb. 9, 2018)
Musique du Jour Presents! The Artistry of Michael Partington x4 (Jan. 27, 2018)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Satie, Sibelius, Respighi, and more x20 (Jan. 27, 2018)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Winter Festival: Grieg, Beach, Strauss x4 (Jan. 26, 2018)
Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival: Haydn, Schumann, Walton x4 (Jan. 20, 2018)
NUMUS Northwest x8 (Jan. 20, 2018)
Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival: Elgar, Schumann, Korngold x4 (Jan. 19, 2018)
Gallery Concerts: The Power of Three x4 (Jan. 14, 2018)
LUCO: Tchaikovsky, Strauss, & Busoni x8 (Jan. 13, 2018)
North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO): Mystics, Servants, & Devils x6 (Dec. 16, 2017)
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma: Soprello x2 (Dec. 12, 2017)
Northwest Chamber Chorus: Mother and Child x10 (Dec. 10, 2017)
Cornish Presents: Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble x14 (Dec. 9, 2017)
Sammamish Symphony Presents Christmas in Bellevue x40 (Dec. 8, 2017)
Sammamish Symphony: Christmas in Sammamish x20 (Dec. 3, 2017)
DXARTS presents Jonty Harrison’s Voyages x10 (Nov. 28, 2017)
On the Boards: Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance x10 (Nov. 19, 2017)
Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica x20 (Nov. 19, 2017)
Great Bend Chorale: Handel’s Messiah x4 (Nov. 17, 2017)
Cornish Presents: Frequency Ensemble x18 (Nov. 17, 2017)
Seattle Baroque Orchestra x2 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Juilliard String Quartet x2 (Nov. 9, 2017)
Cornish Presents: Projeto Arcomusical x16 (Nov. 6, 2017)
Music of Remembrance: Snow Falls x2 (Nov. 5, 2017)
Sound of Late: Steelworks x4 (Oct. 28, 2017)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: A Great Teacher is a Great Artist x20 (Oct. 28, 2017)
North Corner Chamber Orchestra: Echoes & Dances x12 (Oct. 21, 2017)
Seattle Festival Orchestra: Brahms & Tchaikovsky x4 (Oct. 21, 2017)
Moon Festival Melody: Cello Exploration x2 (Oct. 15, 2017)
Town Music: Benjamin Beilman with Anna Polonsky x20 (Oct. 12, 2017)
Pacific MusicWorks: Songs of Love and Passion x4 (Oct. 1, 2017)
Philharmonia Northwest: At the Japanese Garden x2 (Oct. 1, 2017)
Pacific MusicWorks Underground: From Russia With Love x4 (Sept. 26, 2017)

2016-2017 giveaways

Total Eclipse of My Heart Comes Undone x15 (August 21, 2017)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Kernis, Saint-Saëns, & Dvořák x4 (July 27)
Met Live in HD: Carmen x4 (July 19)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Prokofiev, Dvořák, & Chausson x4 (July 17)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Moszkowski, Barber, Milhaud, & Dvořák x2 (July 12) 
The Met: Live in HD – Nabucco
x4 (July 12)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Clarke, Brahms, & Korngold x4 (July 7)
The Met: Live in HD – Macbeth x4 (June 28)
The Met: Live in HD – The Pearl Fishers x6 (June 21)
Temperamental: When Miles met Monteverdi x4 (June 17)
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Second Symphony (June 8 & 11)
Early Music Guild Concert: 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert x2 (June 4)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring x20 (June 3)
The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier x6 (May 13)
Seattle Baroque Orchestra: Ode to the Orchestra x2 (May 12)
Seattle Music Exchange Project: Music of our Sister Cities x15 (May 11)
Philharmonia Northwest: In Nature’s Realm x2 (Apr. 30)
Everett Philharmonic: Listener’s Choice
x10 (Apr. 30)
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra: Romantica Exotica (Apr. 27)
The Astronaut, the Electric Theorbo, and the Plan that Wasn’t x2 (Apr. 11)
NOCCO: The Silken Ladder x12 (Apr. 8)
Seattle Collaborative Orch.: Higdon’s Violin Concerto
x4 (Apr. 4)
Seattle Philharmonic Orch.: Elgar’s Enigma Variations x20 (Apr. 1)
The Met Live in HD: Idomeneo x6 (Mar. 25)
SJFF: Harmonia Opening Night x9 (Mar. 25)
Philharmonia Northwest: An Afternoon of PDQ Bach x2 (Mar. 25)
Choral Arts NW: But Who Shall Return Us Our Children: A Kipling Passion x12 (Mar. 24-26)
Cornish Presents: Syrinx Effect x4 (Mar. 23)
Universal Language Project: Undertones x4 (Mar. 31 & Apr. 1)
Opus 7: Blessed x10 (Mar. 18)
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orch.: Hearing Nature x8 (Mar. 17)
Met Live in HD: La Traviata x6 (Mar. 11)
Sound of Late: 2,000 Moving Parts x6 (Mar. 11)
SMCO: Secret Chamber Music x2 (Mar. 2)
Met Live in HD: Rusalka x12 (Feb. 25 & Mar. 1)
Philharmonia Northwest: Children’s Songs x6 (Feb. 26)
Skyros Quartet: Beneath the Surface: Love, death, and transformation x6 (Feb. 25)
Seattle Pro Musica: Chichester Psalms x16 (Feb. 25 & 26)
Sammamish Symphony: Glowing & Radiant (Feb. 24 & 26)
Cornish Presents: Peter Evans x4 (Feb. 23)
Gallery Concerts: Schubertiade x2 (Feb. 18)
Wayward Music Series: Melanie Voytovich x4 (Feb. 18)
Gallery Concerts: Schubertiade x2 (Feb. 18)
Cornish Presents Jesse Myers: Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage x4 (Feb. 17)
Angelo Rondello, Pianist: Music of Seattle x15 (Feb. 4)
An evening with the Barston Quartet x6 (Feb. 3)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 x20 (Jan. 28)
NUMUS Northwest Music Festival x10 (Jan. 28)
The Met: Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette x12 (Jan. 21 & 25)
Daniel Shapiro: Schubert Piano Sonatas x12 (Jan. 24)
Universal Language Project: concrete – lines – fluid – curves x14 (Jan. 20 & 21)
Opus 7: Peace in our Time x10 (Jan. 21)
Musica Pacifica: Alla Napolitana x2 (Jan. 14)
Choral Arts Northwest: Rachmaninoff’s Vespers x4 (Jan. 14)
Met Live in HD: Nabucco x12 (Jan. 7 & 11)
A Celebration of the Chinese New Year x6 (Jan. 6)
NOCCO: Solstice Celebration x18 (Dec. 18 & 19)
Early Music Guild: Bach’s Magnificat x4 (Dec. 14)
Choral Arts Northwest: Not One Sparrow Is Forgotten x4 (Dec. 10)
Met Live in HD: Saariaho’s L’amour de loin x12 (Dec. 10 & 21)
Town Music: Blackbird, Fly
x10 (Dec. 6)
Met Live in HD: The Magic Flute
x9 (Dec. 3)
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra: To Boldly Go
x4 (Nov. 19)
John Cage Musicircus x4 (Nov. 19)
Early Music Guild: Sequentia: The Monk Sings the Pagan x4 (Nov. 13)
NOCCO: Partita vs Serenade x12 (Nov. 4)
Cornish Presents: Bora Yoon x4 (Nov. 4)
Byron Schenkman & Friends: Music for the Sun King x2 (Oct. 30)
Seattle Baroque Orchestra: Tafelmusik x4 (Oct. 29)
Universal Language Project: Crowning Day x2 (Oct. 29)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: From the New World x20 (Oct. 29)
Met Live in HD: Don Giovanni x10 (Oct. 22 & 26)
Early Music Underground: BACHtoberfest x4 (Oct. 25)
Fright Night: Nosferatu x4 (Oct. 24)
Philharmonia Northwest: Drumroll, Please… x4 (Oct. 23)
Tacoma Symphony: New World Season Opening x2 (Oct. 22)
Met Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde x12 (Oct. 8 & 12)
Chanticleer x2 (Oct. 9)
Everett Philharmonic Orchestra: Masterworks x10 (Oct. 8)
Town Music: Roman & Goulding x10 (Oct. 5)
Choral Arts Northwest: Duruflé’s Requiem x4 (Sept. 25)
Moon Festival Melody: Cellist Kai Chen & Orchestra Seattle x4 (Sept. 18)
Guangdong National Orchestra of China: Silk Road Melody x2 (Sept. 13)

2015-2016 giveaways

Seattle Chamber Music Society: Poulenc, Beethoven & Brahms x4 (July 30)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Mozart, Strauss, Britten & Mendelssohn x10 (July 29)
The Met Live in HD Summer Encore Series – Mozart’s Così fan tutte [FILM] x8 (July 20)
The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore Series – Puccini’s La Bohème [FILM] x8 (July 13)
Seattle Chamber Music Society: Late Night at The Triple Door x2 (July 8)
The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore Series – Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore [FILM] x8 (June 29)
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble [FILM] x10
Early Music Underground: Father’s Day at Northwest Cellars x4 (June 19)
LUCO: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and more Shostakovich! x4 (June 18)
North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO): Chamber Dances x12 (June 4)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler’s ‘Titan’ x20 (June 4)
Seattle Symphony: Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 x1 (June 2)
The Elements: An interactive event with visual artist Scott Kolbo and the iconoclast band TORCH x2 (May 21)
Pacific MusicWorks presents Gluck Orphée x6 (May 20)
Northwest Sinfonietta: Ravel & Strauss x6 (May 13 & 14)
Piffaro: Back before Bach x2 (Apr. 30)
Sound of Late: What Water Knows x6 (Apr. 29)
Early Music Underground: (Baroque) Band of Brothers at Northwest Cellars x4 (Apr. 24)
Early Music Underground Tasting Notes: Finn Hill Wines and Baroque Music x4 (Apr. 23)
Early Music Underground: Dirty (Baroque) Dancing x4 (Apr. 19)
Northwest Sinfonietta: Brahms & Beethoven x6 (Apr. 15-16)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Edmund Stone – ‘The Score’ in Concert x22 (April 9)
Of Passion and Reason – Ensemble Audax x4 (April 1)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony x22 (Mar. 26)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Edmund Stone – ‘The Score’ in Concert x20 (Apr. 9)
Early Music Underground: Spring in the Garden of Aranjuez x6 (Mar. 13 & 15)
Northwest Sinfonietta: Mass in Time of War x6 (Mar. 11-12)
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra: Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Marquez x4 (Feb. 26)
Emerald City Music Season Launch Party x7 (Feb. 23)
North Corner Chamber Orchestra: The Three B’s (with a twist) x12 (Feb. 21)
Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle: ‘Winter Nights’ x2 (Feb. 14)
LUCO: Higdon, Lalo, Beethoven x4 (Feb. 12)
Baroque – n – Hearts at Naked City x2 (Feb. 9)
SCMS: Mozart, Dohnányi, Schumann x2 (Jan. 30)
SCMS: Haydn, Borodin, Rachmaninoff x2 (Jan. 29)
Philharmonia Northwest: Dancing in the Night x4 (Jan. 24)
SCMS: Copland, Beethoven, Barber, & Debussy x2 (Jan. 23)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Four Great Composer-Conductors x14 (Jan. 23)
OSSCS: Messiah x2 (Dec. 19)
NOCCO: Heart of Winter x10 (Dec. 13)
Pacific MusicWorks presents Handel Messiah x2 (Dec. 12)
The Esoterics:Georgy Sviridov Centennial x2 (Dec. 11)
Pacific MusicWorks
North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO)
Peace Symphony with DJ Spooky & Nouveau Classical x8 (Dec. 4)
The Byrd Ensemble: Tudor Christmas x4 (November 28)
Seattle Collaborative Orchestra: Listen to the Girls x10 (Nov. 18)
Met Opera Live in HD (November 21)
Rainier Symphony: Traveling Music x4 (November 14-15)
Northwest Sinfonietta: Verdi & Schubert x6 (November 13-15)
Music of Remembrance: La Revue de Cuisine x2 (November 8)
Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica x2 (November 1)
NOCCO: Virtuosity x12 (Oct. 31 & Nov. 1)
Sammamish Symphony: Expanded Horizons x4 (Oct. 23 & 25)
LUCO: Liszt, Martin, Ives x8 (October 24)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: All Tchaikovsky! x2 (October 24)
Northwest Sinfonietta: Beethoven & Mozart x6 (October 16-18)
Rainier Symphony: Heroic Triumph x4 (October 11)
OSSCS: War and Peace x8 (October 3)

2014-2015 giveaways

American Horn Quartet x2 (July 29)
Seattle Chamber Music Society x2 (July 24)
Seattle Chamber Music Society x2 (July 17)
OSSCS: 1954 in America x2 (May 17 )
Rainier Symphony: Classical Concert IV x4 (May 16-17)
Music of Remembrance: After Life x2 (May 11)
Rainier Symphony: Classical Concert III x6 (April 18-19)
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: Tragic Heroes x1 (March 28)
Eastside Symphony: Holiday Concert x2 (December 7)
Federal Way Symphony: Handel’s Messiah x2 (December 5)
Federal Way Symphony: Handel’s Messiah x2 (November 16)
Music of Remembrance: Transfigured Night x1 (November 9)

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