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.

Apr
30
Sun
Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer, Piano music by Brahms and Mozart @ Mirabella Seattle
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525 by W.A. Mozart, arranged for piano 4 hands

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo

Valentina Rodov and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 (Andante Espressivo) by Johannes Brahms

Valentina Rodov, piano

Liebesliederwaltzer (Love song waltzes), Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms

  1. Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes (Speak, girl whom I love all too well)
  2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut (The stream dashes against the stones)
  3. O die Frauen (Oh, women)
  4. Wie des Abends schöne Röthe (Like the beautiful red glow of evening)
  5. Die grüne Hopfenranke (The green hopvine)
  6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel nahm (A little pretty bird took flight)
  7. Wohl schön bewandt war es vorehe (How good and pleasant it was)
  8. Wenn so lind dein Augen mir (When your eyes look at me)
  9. Am Donaustrande (On the banks of the Danube)
  10. O wie sanft die Quelle (Oh, how gently the stream)
  11. Nein, est ist nicht auszukommen mit den Leuten(No, there’s no dealing with people)
  12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser (Locksmith, come, and make locks)
  13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft (The little bird flutters through the air)
  14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar (See how clear the waters are)
  15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön (The nightingale sings so beautifully)
  16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe. (Love is a dark shaft)
  17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht (Light of my life, don’t walk out there)
  18. Es bebet das Gesträuche (The bushes are quivering)

Leslie Stark, soprano     Kathryn Vinson, alto
Brian Minnick (guest artist), tenor     Renwick Hester (guest artist), bass
Johanna Mastenbrook & Valentina Rodov, piano

May
6
Sat
Original Works by LMC Composers @ Frye Art Museum
May 6 @ 2:00 pm

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
  2. Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
  3. London poets (Amy Levy)
  4. Fog (words by John Davidson)
  5. London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano & Janet Anderson, piano

Beach Rocks by Nicole Truesdell

  1. Reef
  2. Beach Boulder
  3. Skipping Stone
  4. Sand

Geisa Dutra, piano

in 1 Nursery Rhymes for Julia (Charles Strong) by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

  1. Go to Sleep
  2. The Sly Crocodile
  3. Robin Redbreast
  4. The Plump Prairie Dog

Susan Strick, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

 

THREE PRELUDES:  Peace…Lost and Found by Carol Ritchie (b. 1955)

Geisa Dutra, piano

Reach for Me by Kathy Roberts (b. 1954)

Sweet Sorrow

Regina Thomas, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano

Freedom

Regina Thomas, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano
Kelly Van Camp (guest artist), harmonica

LMC Composers Group first collaborative concert was in November of 2016. Pictured below L to R: Janet Anderson, Sarah Conyers, Nicole Truesdell, Kathy Roberts
May
8
Mon
Chanson: The Art of French Melody @ University House, Wallingford
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Serenade by Gabriel Pierné (1835-1937)
Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Serenade Florentine by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Clair de lune by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune by Josef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956)
La Nuit (Duet)  by Ernest Chausson
Enfant, si j’etais Roi by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Oh, quand je dors by Franz Liszt
Puisque ici bas (Duet)  by Gabriel Fauré
Guitare  by Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Guitare by Franz Liszt
Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Matinee d’ete (trio) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

 Katie Hochman, Tiina Ritalahti, Ya-Li Lee and Joyce Allison, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

May
10
Wed
Chanson: The Art of French Melody @ Seattle Central Library
May 10 @ 12:00 pm


Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Serenade Florentine by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Clair de lune by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune by Josef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956)
La Nuit (Duet)  by Ernest Chausson
Enfant, si j’etais Roi by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Oh, quand je dors by Franz Liszt
Puisque ici bas (Duet)  by Gabriel Fauré
Guitare  by Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Guitare by Franz Liszt
Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Matinee d’ete (trio) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

 Katie Hochman, Tiina Ritalahti, Ya-Li Lee and Joyce Allison, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

May
11
Thu
Songs by Bellini and music for violin & piano by Kreisler and Dvořák @ Seattle Art Museum
May 11 @ 12:00 pm

*Please note that though there is an admission cost to the museum on this day, access to LMC concerts are always free!

Works by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

L’abbandono (Romanza) (The abandonment)
Malinconia, Ninfa gentile (Melancholy gentle nymph)
Vanne, o rosa fortunata (Go, fortunate rose)
“Eccomi . . . O quante volte,” (Here I am… o how many times) from I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Almen, se non poss’io seguir l’amato bene (At least if I am not able to follow my beloved)
Per pietà, bell’idol mio (Have pity, my dearest one)
Ma rendi pur contento (Only make her happy)

Emily Riesser, soprano     Lucy Wenger, piano

Romance in F minor for violin and piano, Opus 11 by Antonín Dvořák  (1841-1904)
Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Schön Rosmarin (Beautiful Rosemary) by Fritz Kreisler
Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy) by Fritz Kriesler

Ann Rackl, violin    Selina Chu, piano

May
13
Sat
Music of Spain and South America @ SeaTac Community Center
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-sponsored by  the City of Seatac

Featuring: Members of the Ladies Musical Club and The Studio of Michael Partington

This performance is FREE to attend – however seating is limited so registration is required.
To Register contact the SeaTac Community Center at 206.973.4680.

Felicidade (happiness) by Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Roland Dyens)

Connor Ritchie (guest artist), guitar

Heitor Villa-Lobos, c. 1922

Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (Four love madrigals) by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Meg Daly, soprano     Yuliya Minina, piano

From Ten Serenade Waltzes for Solo Oboe                                           Lenir Siqueira (b. 1922)

Born in Brazil

Soberana (Your Excellency)

Linda (Lovely)

Imagens do nordeste (Northeast Images) by Celso Machado (b. 1953)

Connor Ritchie and Max Shaffer (guest artists), guitar

A próle do bébé (A baby’s family): Book One: As Bonecas (The Dolls) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)

Geisa Dutra, piano

Evocacion y Joropo (Evocation and Joropo) by José Luis Merlin (b. 1952)

Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar and Elise Kim (guest artist), flute

l’Evasion by Astor Piazzolla

Lucas Victor, Max Schaffer and Connor Ritchie (guest artists) guitars

Suite española, Op. 47 by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Yuliya Minina, piano

From Ten Serenade Waltzes for Solo Oboe                                           Lenir Siqueira (b. 1922)

Born in Brazil

Ila (Cousin)

Gail Perstein, oboe

Fin de Siglo (End of the century) by Maximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957)

Lucas Victor, Max Schaffer and Connor Ritchie (guest artists) guitars

Canciones clásicas españolas (Classical Spanish songs)  Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

Regina Thomas, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

*The audience is invited to join us for reception and light refreshments following the concert*

May
14
Sun
LMC Opera presents Fairytales, Folklore and Legend @ West Seattle Library
May 14 @ 3:00 pm
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Signore, ascolta” (Listen to me, my Lord) from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

“Se come voi piccina” from Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Tornami a vagheggiar” (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel (1658-1759)

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

“The song to the moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)

Le bal infernal from Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Carol Voss, Regina Thomas and Mele Santos – sopranos
Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano
Nicole Truesdell  and John Burkhardt, piano

 

May
19
Fri
LMC Opera presents Fairytales, Folklore and Legend @ Crossroads Community Center
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Signore, ascolta” (Listen to me, my Lord) from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

“Se come voi piccina” from Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Tornami a vagheggiar” (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel (1658-1759)

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

“The song to the moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)

Le bal infernal from Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Carol Voss, Regina Thomas and Mele Santos – sopranos
Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano
Nicole Truesdell  and John Burkhardt, piano

 

May
20
Sat
New Member Auditions @ Queen Anne Christian Church
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club (LMC) members participate in a wide variety of rewarding music activities and collaborations with other women of similar interests. Join us in growing our presence and influence in the community. LMC membership is open to music and fine-arts advocates as well as actively performing musicians. In addition to our outreach programs, LMC promotes music among its members through interest groups, master classes, special events, professional networking and community building. All ages are welcome!

Applying for membership

Performing and At-Large membership is by invitation of the Board of Trustees, based on audition or résumé review. Annual dues are $100 for both At-large and Performing Members over age 32.  Members who are age 32 and under pay $90 per year. Dues for members accepted during the winter/spring auditions will be half the annual rate. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee, which will be applied to the annual dues for successful applicants. To apply:

Download the LMC application for membership (PDF).
Complete the application. Save and place your name where indicated in the file name.
Email the completed application to our membership committee.
Applicants can email the LMC membership committee at membership@lmcseattle.org with any questions that are not answered on the website, or if the application process cannot be completed.

LMC Member-musician auditions
LMC Performing Member auditions will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle. Please have your application in by May 6, 2017. An application received after this date may still be considered if the audition schedule permits. If not, the application will remain active for the Spring LMC Auditions.

Applicants wishing to be accepted as a performing member have two options: audition either as a solo performer or as a collaborative/ensemble performer. In either case, the applicant shall prepare three pieces in contrasting styles, for a total of about 15 minutes of music. Music does not have to be memorized. Other requirements for specific instruments and for singers are:

Pianists wishing to audition as accompanists, but not as solo pianists, should bring a collaborator to the audition. This may be a current collaborator or LMC may be able to find a current LMC member for this purpose. If a collaborator is needed, the applicant shall notify LMC with enough time to find someone, and for the applicant to be thoroughly rehearsed by the day of the audition.

Pianists desiring to perform both as soloists and accompanists should plan to complete an audition for each category. In this case, please submit only one application and fee.

Singers should prepare songs in three different languages. At least two of the selections should be art songs, as LMC primarily presents recitals.

Applicants wishing to audition as an ensemble-only performer, please indicate this on the application. We would strongly prefer to hear the audition with a collaborator. If you have questions about this, please contact LMC at membership@lmcseattle.org.

More information about the benefits of membership

May
21
Sun
Vocal music by Copland, Beach and Bernstein, piano music by Chopin @ Mirabella Seattle
May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Three Browning Songs, Op. 44 (Robert Browning) by Amy Beach (1867-1944)

The Year’s at the Spring
Ah, Love, but a Day!
I Send My Heart Up to Thee!

From Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland(1900-1990)

There Came a Wind Like a Bugle
Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?
The World Feels Dusty
Heart, We Will Forget Him

 

I Hate Music! by Leonard Bernstein(1918-1990)

My Name is Barbara
Jupiter Has Seven Moons
I Hate Music!
A Big Indian and a Little Indian
I’m a Person, Too

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano and Yuliya Minina, piano

Piano music by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in F-sharp major, op.15, no.2
Nocturne in D-flat major, op.27, no.2
Mazurka in b- minor, op.33, no.4
Ballade no.3 in A-flat major, op.47

Valentina Rodov, piano