Last week I was cordially invited to the press conference to announce next year’s LMMC season (fondly referred to as “The Ladies,” it used to stand for Ladies Morning Music Club. Now, like KFC and BMO, I think they only go by the acronym). Anyhows, they are the premier chamber music series in town, their concerts always start at 15h30 on Sundays, an extremely civilized time, and I’ve got some pretty kick-ass seats, too.
A subscription costs $235 (taxes and all services fees included). Which is kind of like a $17 ticket with a $3.50 service charge and tax for each concert. There is no better bargain in the city. Next year’s performers are
Arnaldo Cohen, September 9
The Emerson String Quartet, September 30
Pieter Wispelwey, October 21
Takács Quartet, November 11
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, December 2
Rachel Barton Pine, February 10, 2013
Fauré Quartett, March 3, 2013
André Laplante, March 24, 2013
Pavel Haas Quartet, April 14, 2013
Setzer-Finckel-Wu Han Trio, May 5, 2013.
Tickets go on sale to new subscribers sometime in April. But it probably wouldn’t hurt if you got your money to them before then. Thankfully, there is no conflict with either Super Bowl XLVII or the Daytona 500 next year, so I will be able to see all ten concerts without worry or anxiety.