Emerald City Music presents lively classical music shows in a casual, open bar South Lake Union setting.

Mothers are foundational to the human experience: a figure in the lives of every person – whether one associates as positive or negative, joyful or complex feelings with their own mother. In this collaborative initiative, Emerald City Music aligns the mediums of film and live music together to explore the true diverse stories of Pacific Northwesterners that coalesce to define one word: “mother.” These challenging and inspirational accounts – as told by community members and captured by filmmaker Carlin Ma – are presented alongside works by Dvorák, Brahms, Clyne, Beach, and Schumann that all wrote music inspired by this ubiquitous theme.

Antonín DVORÁK (arr. Kreisler): Songs My Mother Taught Me, from Gypsy Melodies, Op. 55 (1880)
Amy BEACH: Three Songs, Op. 2: Twilight, When Far From Her, Empress of Night (1889)
Clara SCHUMANN: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 (1853)
Anna CLYNE: Within Her Arms, for String Orchestra (2008-2009)
Johannes BRAHMS: Wiegenlied (Lullaby), Op. 49, No. 4 (1868)

Music to be juxtaposed with a new documentary film by Carlin Ma, commissioned by Emerald City

$55 music with open bar
$40 just the music
$10 students