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.

Oct
28
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction and Biographical notes

Midge Bowman, Music and Art Historian

 

Early Period

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Romance
Mandoline
Two Arabesques, No. 1 (1888-91)
Suite Bergamasque, Clair de lune (1890)
Prose Lyriques, No. 3, de fleurs (1893)

Middle Period

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune and No. 3 Colloque sentimental (1904)
Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (1906)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) (1910)

Late Period

Mallarmé songs, No 2 Place futile (1913)
Preludes, selections (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, First Movement (1915)

Intermission

 

La damoiselle élue (1887, re-orchestrated in 1902)

A cantata for two soloists, female choir, and orchestra, based on a text by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It premiered in Paris in 1893.

Ya-Li Lee, Susan Strick, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Soohee Park (guest artist), violins
Janice Gockel, viola and Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

Special guest artists: King’s High School Chamber Orchestra Members:

Hannah Te and Nathan Molvik, violins
Wonrae Kim, viola and Leo Hong, bass
Caleb de Los Angeles and Tiffany Tu, flutes
Sabrina Steinhubel, Sydney Bivins and Maggie Song, clarinets
Elma Lu, bassoon and  Emmie Wang, piano

Nov
2
Thu
Art of the Piano: Darkness and Light @ Seattle Art Museum
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm

The sixth Annual Art of the Piano presents:
Darkness and Light

A solo piano showcase complementing the current SAM Gallery exhibit, Darks and Lights.

 The artists in this show contrast darks and lights as autumn turns to winter. Nature’s cycles, retreating to our roots, and finding home are all explored by our premier Northwest artists.” (quoted from the SAM Website description)  The SAM Gallery is free today. We invite you to explore the exhibit Darks and Lights after you experience this musical journey and share the magical connection that can exist between the visual and performing arts.

The Seasons, Op. 37a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), “October” and “November”

Valentina Rodov, piano

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

Karin McCullough, piano

 

Ondine                                                               Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral)

Lucy Wenger, piano

Goyescas, Op. 11, subtitled Los majos enamorados (The Gallants in Love) by Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916)

El Amor y la muerte (Balada) (Ballad of Love and Death)

Geisa Dutra, piano

Nov
4
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

INTRODUCTION AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES BY MIDGE BOWMAN, MUSIC AND ART HISTORIAN

EARLY PERIOD

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4 Chevaux des boix (1885-1887)
Two Arabesques, No. 1 (1888-91)
Suite Bergamasque, Clair de lune (1890)

MIDDLE PERIOD

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune  (1904)
Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (1906)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) (1910)

LATE PERIOD

Mallarmé songs, No 2 Place futile (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, selections (1915)
Douze Etudes, selections (1915)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Terry Cook, cello

 

Nov
8
Wed
“It’s all about love, isn’t it?: Operetta and Musical Theater for soprano and tenor” @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm

Entr ‘acte from “My Fair Lady”  by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Almost Like Being in Love from “Brigadoon” by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner

By Strauss by George Gershwin

Mein Liebeslied muss ein Walzer sein (My lovesong must be a waltz) from  “Im weißen Röss’l” (The White Horse Inn) by Robert Stolz

Machen wir’s den Schwalben nach (Let’s follow the swallows) from “Die Czardasfürstin” (Gypsy Princess) by Emmerich Kálmán

Martin’s song from “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland

Maria from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein

What good would the moon be from “Street Scene” by Kurt Weill

Schlösser, die im Monde liegen (Castles in the moon) from  “Frau Luna” by Paul Lincke

Heller Jubel/ Weisst Du es noch from (Do you remember?)  “Die Czardasfürstin” (Gypsy Princess) by Emmerich Kálmán

Inkslingers song from “Paul Bunyan” by Benjamin Britten

Jede Frau hat ein süßes Geheimnis (Every woman has a little secret) by Franz Grothe

Die Juliska aus Budapest from  “Maske in blau” (Mask in Blue) by Fred Raymond

Wie eine Rosenknospe (Like a rosebud) from “Die lustige Witwe” (Merry Widow) by Franz Lehar

Niemand liebt Dich so wie ich (Nobody love you as I do) from “Paganini” by Franz Lehar

Christine Menschner (soprano), Jesse Nordstrom (tenor), Joan Lundquist (piano)

Nov
9
Thu
LMC Opera: Russian Opera of the 19th Century @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm

Antonida’s Romance from A life for the Tsar by by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Meg Daly, soprano as Antonida

Ruslan and Lyudmila Illustrated by Leonid Vladimirsky

“Dream divine, enchanting sight!” from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Ratmir

“Days of love and fond affection” from Rusalka by Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as the Princess

Tamara’s Romance from The Demon by Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Tamara

“Forces of prophecy” from Khovanschina by Modest Musorgsky (1839-1889)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as Marfa

“Ah! I weep, I weep bitterly” (Yaroslavna’s Lament) from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Yaroslavna

“Says the Rain Cloud to the the thunder one day” from The Snow Maiden by Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Lel

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Meg Daly, soprano as the Queen of Shemakha

“Ah, I am worn out with grief” from The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Lisa

“Have you not heard?” (Act I, Scene I quartet) from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchoikovsky

Piano, Maria Khavin

Nov
12
Sun
French song recital and Mozart String Quartet, K. 590 @ West Seattle Library
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

Love in the moonlight

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)

Quatre airs chantés, FP 46 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

  1. Air romantique (romantic air)
  2. Air champetre (pastoral air)
  3. Air grave (serious air)
  4. Air vif (lively air)

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

String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590 by W.A. Mozart

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Minuetto/Allegretto

Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

Nov
13
Mon
LMC Opera: Russian Opera of the 19th Century @ University House, Wallingford
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Antonida’s Romance from A life for the Tsar by by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Meg Daly, soprano as Antonida

Ruslan and Lyudmila Illustrated by Leonid Vladimirsky

“Dream divine, enchanting sight!” from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Ratmir

“Days of love and fond affection” from Rusalka by Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as the Princess

Tamara’s Romance from The Demon by Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Tamara

“Forces of prophecy” from Khovanschina by Modest Musorgsky (1839-1889)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as Marfa

“Ah! I weep, I weep bitterly” (Yaroslavna’s Lament) from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Yaroslavna

“Says the Rain Cloud to the the thunder one day” from The Snow Maiden by Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Lel

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Meg Daly, soprano as the Queen of Shemakha

“Ah, I am worn out with grief” from The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Lisa

“Have you not heard?” (Act I, Scene I quartet) from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchoikovsky

PIANO, MARIA KHAVIN

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

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

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

Les Danse de Mormont ( The dance 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

Quatre airs chantés, FP 46 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

  1. Air romantique (romantic air)
  2. Air champetre (pastoral air)
  3. Air grave (serious air)
  4. Air vif (lively air)

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

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

Cantilena by Hilary Field

Suite Sephardi by Hilary Field

Ode to Hope by Hilary Field

Hilary Field, guitar

 

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

Original works for voice and piano by LMC member composers

program TBA