Do you rock? You can prove it at this year’s Beacon Rocks! auditions for musicians and performers. The live auditions for individuals or groups will be at Kusina Filipina, 3201 Beacon Avenue South, on the following Saturdays: March 19, April 2, and April 16, from 8-11 p.m. Alternatively, you can audition virtually by submitting samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon Rocks! is a free all-volunteer outdoor music series held at the Beacon Hill Festival Street next to Beacon Hill Station. All styles of music and performance are welcome at these family-friendly, “Beacon Hill-centric” community events—you may rock, but you don’t have to play rock! There will be three shows this summer, on the last Sunday of June, July, and August.
The series is presented by Beacon Hill Music, “a community group formed to promote music, musicians and fans of music in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.”
Beacon Hill writers will also find a home at ROCKiT space on July 20 at 6:30 pm, when they gather for the first meeting of a new writers’ group. J.P. Kemmick is helping put the group together: “We’d like as many people to attend in order to help us shape what the group will look like. Hope to see you all there.” More info at the website.
The first Beacon Rocks! concert took place yesterday at Lander Festival Street. Lots of folks showed up to cheer on the performers, all of whom are your Beacon Hill neighbors. This was the first of four Beacon Rocks! events scheduled this summer. The next one is on July 11, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, and will include the Beaconettes, Autumn Electric, the Screaming Starts, and tribal belly dance by Skin Deep Studios.
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra will perform a free community concert at 7:00 pm tomorrow night, January 19, at Mercer Middle School (1600 South Columbian Way). The concert is open to the public — and, yes, we said free. Thomas Hong is the conductor, and the featured soloist is violist Amber Archibald.
The scheduled program includes works by David Diamond, Gustav Holst, Georg Philipp Telemann, Samuel Jones, and Felix Mendelssohn.
The concert is part of the Symphony’s ACCESS Project (Artistic and Cultural Community Engagement with Seattle Symphony), dedicated to bringing classical music to underserved communities throughout the region.