Public Concerts

Free Public Concert Series

LMC’s most visible face is its Public Concert Series that offers over 50 free classical music concerts from October through May by LMC member-musicians and guests. The classical music series is presented at a variety of venues throughout the Seattle metro area, including Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Public Library, Central and West Seattle Branches, University House Wallingford, Mirabella, Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater and the Music Center of the Northwest in North Seattle.

These intimate, one-hour, music programs are free and open to the public. No advance tickets are required. On the day of the performance at the Frye Museum, attendees are asked to obtain a free ticket at the front desk to monitor auditorium seating.

Nov
19
Sun
French romantic songs and duets @ Mirabella
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

Les Dansesde Mormont ( The dances of Mormont) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Les Trois Oiseaux (The three birds) by Leo Delibes (1836 -1891)
Mimi Pinson by Gabriel Pierne (1844-1926)
Au Bord de L’eau (By the water) by Emile Paladilhe (1844-1926)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Ouvre ton coeur (Open your heart) by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Si tu le veux (If you like) by Charles Koechlin (1876-1950)
Chere nuit (Dear night) by Alfred Bachelet (1854-1923)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Joie! (Joy) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Marine by Jules Massenet
Fantoches (Puppets) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Canzone Madrigalescha (Madrigal song) by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
El Desdichado (The unfortunate one) by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Chants d’Auvergne (Selections) by Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879 – 1957)

La pastoura als camps (The Shepherdess in the Fields)
Baïlèro (Song of the shepherd of the High Auverne)
Lo fiolairé (The spinner)
Malurous qu’o uno fenno (Unfortunate is the one who has a wife)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Les trois belles damoiselles (The three beautiful girls) by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

Katie Hochman and Mele Santos, sopranos and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
2
Sat
Original works for guitar by Hilary Field and Histoires Naturelles by Ravel @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Original Works composed and performed by Hilary Field, guitar

Cantilena

Donzella: Fantasia on a Sephardic Lullaby Hilary Field

 

Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope) (based on the poem “Oda a la Esperanza” by Pablo Neruda)

Esperanza (Hope)
Todo será cumplido (Everything will be fulfilled)

Histoires Naturelles (Natural history) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Le paon (The peacock)
  2. Le grillon (The cricket)
  3. Le cygne (The swan)
  4. Le martin-pêcheur (The kingfisher)
  5. La pintade  (The guinea‑fowl)

Selections from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Amor 
George

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

 

Dec
3
Sun
Expressions of Winter: Original Works by LMC Member Composers @ Music Center of the Northwest
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

Expressions of winter: original works by lmc member composers

Open Your Hearts by Carol Voss

Carol Voss, soprano and Elizabeth Moore, piano (guest artist)

Winter Scene by Janet Anderson

Kipras Mazeika, bassoon (guest artist), Janet Anderson, piano

For Snow, song cycle by Janet Anderson

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

A Winters Passage by Kathy Roberts

Joan Lundquist, piano

My Shepherd by Kathy Roberts

Reach for me by Kathy Roberts

Regina Thomas, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano

Shivers by Nicole Truesdell

Katie O’Rourke, primo piano and Nicole Truesdell secondo piano

Snow Mist by Carol Ritchie

Joan Lundquist, piano

Winter’s Child by Carol Ritchie

Regina Thomas, soprano and James Ginn (guest artist), tenor
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
7
Thu
Original works by Janet Anderson, The Birds, song cycle for soprano, recorder and piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

Passacaglia and Fugue by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
Nostalgic Waltz by Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson, piano

For Snow by Janet Anderson
Snow-Flakes (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
Silver Filigree (Elinor Wylie)
For Snow (Eleanor Farjeon)

 Katie Hochman, soprano, and Janet Anderson, piano

Variations on “She Moved through the Fair” by Janet Anderson

A Play on “Lillibulero” by Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson, piano

 The Birds by Nicholas Marshall (b. 1942)

  1. Proud Songsters
  2. The Birds
  3. Leda and the Swan
  4. Boys Then and Now
  5. Snow
  6. The Owl
  7. The Swan
Katie Hochman, soprano   Jill Carlsen, recorder   Janet Anderson, piano

Sughisti by Racheal Cogan
Installaties by Frans Geysen (b. 1936)

Jill Carlsen, Laura Faber (guest artist), Vicki Boeckman (guest artist) and Mike Woolf (guest artist), recorders

Dec
10
Sun
Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and piano tributes to the composer by Granados & Dohnányi @ West Seattle Library
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

Program features Schumann’s song cycle masterpiece and two piano tributes to the composer Photo credits: Adolph von Menzel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Frauenliebe und -leben (Woman’s love and life) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
  2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen
  4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
  6. Süsser Freund, du blickest
  7. An meinem Herzen
  8. Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

 

Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

  1. Vivace molto and Melodico
  2. Tempo de Vals noble
  3. Tempo de Vals lento
  4. Allegro humoristico
  5. Allegretto (elegante)
  6. Quasi ad libitum (sentimental)
  7. Vivo
  8. Presto

Winterreigen (Winter Rounds) Op.13                    Ernő Dohnányi (1877 – 1960)

  1. Widmung (Dedication)
  2. An Ada (To Ada)
  3. Valse aimable (Agreeable waltz)
  4. Morgengrauen (Dawn)
  5. Postludium (Postlude)

Karin McCullough, piano

Dec
11
Mon
An Evening of Chamber Music for Wind Instruments @ University House, Wallingford
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Sonata in C Major by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Monologue #2 for oboe solo  Erland Von Koch (1810 – 2009)

Sharon Jung, oboe and Lucy Wenger, piano

Sonata I by Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685- 1750)

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Concertino for oboe and orchestra opus 110 by Johann Kalliwoda

 

Sharon Jung, oboe and Lucy Wenger, piano

Dec
13
Wed
Russian songs, Piano music by Tchaikovsky and Chopin @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Oh, never sing to me again Op.4, No. 4
Spring Waters Op. 14, No. 11
Daisies Op. 38, No. 3
Loneliness Op. 21, No. 6
A Dream Op. 8, No. 5
Lullaby Op. 1, No. 5  by Alexandr Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)
Night by Anton Rubenstein (1829-1894)

Songs by Mikhail Glinka(1804-1857)

The Flame of Desire
Skylark
“The Letter Scene” from Eugene Onegin by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

 

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Christy Robinson (guest artist), piano

The Seasons, op.37b by Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • October, “Autumn Song”,
    November, “Troika”
    December, “Christmas”

Fantasie in f-minor, op.49 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1839)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Dec
17
Sun
Schubert’s Frauenliebe und -leben and oboe/English horn duets by Beethoven and Shapiro @ Mirabella
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Monologue 2 for oboe by Erland von Koch (1910 – 2009)

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegro molto vivace

Re:pair – duet for oboe and English horn by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962)

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn

Robert Schumman (Photo Credit: Adolph von Menzel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Frauenliebe und -leben (Woman’s love and life) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
  2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen
  4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
  6. Süsser Freund, du blickest
  7. An meinem Herzen
  8. Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Sonata for oboe and English horn by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Transcribed by Alan Hawkins

  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino con moto, theme and variations
  3. Allegro assai

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn

Jan
4
Thu
Music for soprano by Rorem, Chausson, Handel and Music for oboe by Lombardo, Erwazen @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

Les Papillons, Opus 2 no. 3 by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Hébé, Opus 2, no. 6
Le Colibri, Opus 2, no. 7

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Hold Fast Your Dreams, Concerto No. 2 for Oboe and Wind Ensemble (piano reduction) by Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

 

For Poulenc by Ned Rorem
Love
Early in the Morning

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra In One Movement (piano reduction) by Mario Lombardo (1931-2012)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel
“Oh, that I on wings could rise” from Theodora by G.F. Handel

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Jan
6
Sat
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm
Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
In the Silent Night, Op. 4 No. 3
A Dream, Op. 8, No. 5
Believe It or Not, Op. 14, No.7
Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
“Epheu” from Madchenblumen, Op. 22, No. 3
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No.1
 Befreit, Op.
“Vocalise”, Op. 34, No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

solo piano recital

Lucy Wenger, piano