As a lifelong classical music fan (and musician), I’ve often wished that more people could have the opportunity to see just how accessible and beautiful the music can be. I was thrilled to discover Groupmuse, an online community that connects classical musicians with hosts willing to put on concerts in their living rooms!
I attended my first Groupmuse last fall for a timely Veteran’s Day program of war and peace themed music. I was hooked on the relaxed and intimate setting, the talented musicians, and the opportunity to meet other fans of classical music. There is everything from classical guitar, to string quartets, to piano soloists.
Musicians often get the short end of the stick and Groupmuse does an excellent job supporting them. There is a minimum $ 10 required donation if you attend a performance, and 100% of your money goes directly to the musician(s) you heard play!
Groupmuse is available in a handful of cities, including Seattle, and is picking up momentum across the country! Last winter, they launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and I see good things ahead. Since they put on a variety of programs monthly, it is best to consult the website for a concert that you can attend. Enjoy!