415 Westlake

A distinctive northwest venue.

415 Westlake is a distinctive northwest venue for music, receptions, corporate and cultural events, provides a fresh canvas for your special event.

415 has over 5,000 SF of space that seats over 200 at table or 350 for walk around events.

415 offers complimentary tables, chairs, standard AV package, wireless internet, accessible restrooms, some parking and an excellent kitchen for your caterer or one of our recommended caterers.

Flexibility is key to the design of 415. High ceilings, large open space without posts, high quality sound and video systems and a well equipped kitchen gives your imagination room to create.

Upcoming Events

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December 3, 5:00 pm

SLU Community Council Meeting

SLU Chamber members are invited to attend SLU Community Council meetings at 415 Westlake every first Tuesday, from 5-6:30 pm.

The SLU Community Council consists of the residents, employees, property owners, business owners, non-profits, and visitors in one of Seattle’s most exciting neighborhoods – South Lake Union. Their website is the best place to go to stay in touch, be informed and get involved as our neighborhood plans for the future.

SLU Community Council Vision 
To steward a livable, vibrant, urban neighborhood supporting a diversity of residents of all ages and incomes while driving an innovative local economy and providing rich, cultural community opportunities.

SLU Community Council Values 
Inclusiveness | Integrity | Respect | Transparency | Impartiality

Free and open to the public

December 13, 8:00 pm

CLASSICAL GUITARIST JASON VIEAUX & VIOLINIST KRISTIN LEE

Hey Seattle, we’re Emerald City Music, the “beacon for the casual-classical movement presenting high-level musicians in a totally unstuffy environment” (CityArts Magazine). We’re the eclectic, open-bar destination for Seattle’s music lovers to dive deep into the world’s biggest genre of music alongside an unbelievable cast of top-tier musicians.

A groundbreaking collaboration between Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Artistic Director violinist Kristin Lee.

PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango (Bordello, Café)
GIULIANI Gran Duetto Concertante
PAGANINI Cantabile
VARIOUS Selected Brazilian Tunes
FUNG Twist
METHENY Piece for Solo Guitar (Seattle Premiere)
PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango (Nightclub, Concert d’Aujourd’hui)

“Single-handedly raising Seattle’s profile in the classical music world, this series has major performers and composers in a chamber music setting. The venue, the back of a coffee and chocolate shop, increases the salon sensibility.” – ECM Audience member

Tickets: $45, includes open bar.
Students with valid ID: $10
www.emeraldcitymusic.org/concerts/

January 7, 5:00 pm

SLU Community Council Meeting

SLU Chamber members are invited to attend SLU Community Council meetings at 415 Westlake every first Tuesday, from 5-6:30 pm.

The SLU Community Council consists of the residents, employees, property owners, business owners, non-profits, and visitors in one of Seattle’s most exciting neighborhoods – South Lake Union. Their website is the best place to go to stay in touch, be informed and get involved as our neighborhood plans for the future.

SLU Community Council Vision 
To steward a livable, vibrant, urban neighborhood supporting a diversity of residents of all ages and incomes while driving an innovative local economy and providing rich, cultural community opportunities.

SLU Community Council Values 
Inclusiveness | Integrity | Respect | Transparency | Impartiality

Free and open to the public

March 27, 8:00 pm

EVOLUTION by Emerald City Music

This epic performance tells the tale of the world’s most loved and versatile instrument. Listeners will follow its physical evolution and the iconic music written at each stage of technological development:  from the  harpsichord  through the forte-piano, contemporary piano, prepared-piano, and modern day instruments like synthesizer. Early composers like Thomas Tallis (1505-1589) and  Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) were defining masters of the instrument, inspiring the likes of Beethoven and Chopin to write more challenging and dynamic music as the technical ability of the piano developed during the Industrial Revolution. Pianos soon became progressively larger, louder, and wider range of octaves (five by the 1790s and seven by 1820). Enter John Cage, who for a time resided in Seattle creating music that again redefined the abilities of the acoustic piano by “preparing it” by placing objects in the instrument to alter the tonal ability. The evolution of modern day technologies again reinvented the keyboard to infinitely  expanding the range of the instrument via the computer-aided synthesizer.

Jordan Machine Poem no. 2 for piano and synthesizer
Scarlatti Piano Sonata in A Major
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E Major, op. 109
Glass Piano Etude no. 2
Cage Selections from Sonatas no.1 and Sonata no. 5
Tallis . Felix Namque II
Chopin Polonaise no. 6, op. 53 “Heroic”

Ticket price includes open bar (age 21+) and general admission seating in our very intimate 415 Westlake venue. Under age 21 tickets available. Order online or by phone (206) 250–5510.

May 1, 8:00 pm

WHAT YOU ARE TO ME by Emerald City Music

The season concludes with a world-premiere by Patrick Castillo alongside three gems of the chamber music library. Martinu’s Variation on a Theme from Rossini was the first work that the war-displaced composer wrote in the United States in 1942, just before he found massive symphonic success. Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins was written on the composer’s third extended trip away from homeland USSR, this time to Ste. Maxime, France. Castillo’s world-premiere – Winter Light – was prompted by Ingmar Bergman’s 1963 film of the same title. Like the film, the new work explores themes of existential questioning and spiritual doubt in the face of a fraught socio-political climate. The instrumental medium of piano quartet, but with violin in place of viola, lends itself to melodic immediacy and lush textures as much as to sonic austerity.The season closes with Erich Korngold’s monumental Suite, a work commissioned by pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in the war performed music for left hand alone. The theme in the moving second movement is from the song “Was du mir bist” (“What You Are To Me”).

Martinu Variations for Cello and Piano
Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins
Castillo Winter Light (Commissioned World Premiere)
Korngold Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Left Hand Piano

Ticket price includes open bar (age 21+) and general admission seating in our very intimate 415 Westlake venue. Under age 21 tickets available. Order online or by phone (206) 250–5510.

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