Free Summer Festival Concerts



Pre-Concert Recitals

A long-standing tradition at SCMS, pre-concert recitals are free opportunities for the Seattle community to experience chamber music. Pre-Concert Recitals begin 1 hour before every Summer Festival concert at Nordstrom Recital Hall.

  • Performed by world-class SCMS festival musicians 


  • Open seating in the hall (try different seats and viewpoints!) 


  • Artist commentary from stage speaking about why they chose the pieces on the program 


  • Short concerts, no longer than 45 min 


  • Ability to bring your friends and family to experience world-class artistry for FREE! 


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Chamber Music in the Park

Free outdoor concerts in Seattle area parks! Featuring our world-class Summer Festival musicians from all over the world, these performances are a true gem when paired with the beautiful setting that only Seattle summers can provide. It’s open to all ages. It’s high quality. It’s casual. It’s Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Chamber Music in the Park.

Saturday, July 13  |  7:00 PM  |  Downtown Bellevue Park

Saturday, July 20  |  7:00 PM  |  Volunteer Park

Calling all musicians! Sign up for the Community Play-Along (6:00 PM before both Chamber Music in the Park concerts) to perform a piece with our festival artists! Free, registration required.


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Open Rehearsals

Join us for the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s upcoming open rehearsals! View the creative process, gain insights from the artists and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of chamber music. Free, registration required.

Wednesday, July 10  |  3:00 – 4:00 PM  | Center for Chamber Music

Wednesday, July 17  |  3:00 – 4:00 PM  |  Center for Chamber Music

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Azure Family Concerts

Azure Family Concerts are free, fun, and engaging performances tailored to children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. As many with autism cannot attend traditional music performances due to stimming, vocalizations, or physical movements, Azure concerts offer a welcoming, nonjudgmental space for families to gather and enjoy music together. These events are ‘Shush-Proof’!

Saturday, July 6  |  11:00 AM  | Center for Chamber Music

Thursday, July 25  |  11:00 AM  |  Center for Chamber Music

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