Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director

In the Park //

In the Park – Seattle Chamber Music Society

From the Stage, Volunteer

Join Us for Free Events in Seattle Parks…

Music Under The StarsFree

Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy a live audio broadcast of each of our Summer Festival concerts, provided directly to neighborhood parks by KING-FM. Each evening begins at 7:15pm (7:00pm at Freeway Park) with live chamber music performed by an outstanding student ensemble, and continues at 8:00pm with KING-FMs live broadcast, direct from Benaroya.

List of Parks:

Delridge Playfield in West Seattle – Tuesday, July 5 & Monday July 11, 18 & 25
Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill – Wednesday, July 6, 13 & 20
Freeway Park in Downtown Seattle – Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 & Saturday, July 30
Columbia Park in Columbia City – Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29

Support for Music Under the Stars Provided By:


Seattle Parks & Rec            Wells Fargo


KING FM logo            Victrola Logo


Additional Support for Specific Parks Provided By:





Chamber Music in the Park – Wednesday, July 27, 7:00pm — Free

As part of our Summer Festival, we offer a free outdoor concert at Volunteer Park featuring Festival artists. Come enjoy a beautiful Seattle summer evening with thrilling music and fun activities for the whole family. This popular event is perfect for music lovers of all ages!

These concerts feature some of the greatest chamber music classics in a fun and inviting setting. Pack a picnic dinner, or stop by the food truck and order something right there, stretch out on the lawn at the park, and enjoy some beautiful music.

This summer, you will hear two iconic string octets:

          Felix Mendelssohn
          String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

          Dmitri Shostakovich
           Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11


At previous Chamber Music in the Park performances, several community partners have offered pre-concert family activities; partners include KING FM, Seattle Symphony, and Seattle Opera.

Support for Chamber Music in the Park comes through a generous grant from The Clowes Fund with additional support from the Wiegand Family Foundation.

Live Concert Radio Broadcasts — Free

Join approximately 300,000 Chamber Music lovers throughout the Puget Sound as all of our concerts are broadcast live on Classical KING-FM 98.1 and around the world at

Pictures from past Summer Festival Music Under The Stars and the Chamber Music in the Park concerts!