Lakeside Upper School musicians are proud to present the annual Seattle Music Partners Benefit Concert on Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and takes place in McKay Chapel on Lakeside’s Upper School campus.
The evening will feature performances by Lakeside student chamber ensembles, a capella groups, and Seattle Symphony cellist (and social media influencer) Nathan Chan, who will perform a solo as well as a piece with Lakeside students. Admission is free, and donations to Seattle Music Partners will be accepted at the event.
Many Lakeside students volunteer for Seattle Music Partners (SMP), driven by their understanding that early access to music education can make a significant impact in people’s lives. The local nonprofit cultivates a diverse and vibrant music-making community by providing youth with free music instruction and one-on-one mentoring to eliminate racial and economic barriers to quality music education. Senior Hana B., one of the event’s organizers, shared “When I tutored with SMP, I was inspired to work with young students who are curious and enthusiastic about learning their instrument. Music lessons and instruments are expensive and often inaccessible for many families, so I think that the work that SMP does is incredibly valuable and impactful.” You can learn more about Seattle Music Partners on their website.