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.

Jan
20
Sat
The Music of Maurice Ravel @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Le tombeau de Couperin, arranged for oboe and for piano, selections (1914–17)

Gail Perstein, oboe     Katie O’Rourke, piano

Prélude in a minor for piano (1913)
“Oiseaux tristes” (Sad birds) from Miroirs (1904-05)

Joyce Gibb, piano

 

Histoires Naturelles (Natural histories) (1906)

  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)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonatine for piano (1903-1905)

  1. Modéré
  2. Mouvement de menuet
  3. Anime

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques,(five popular greek songs) for voice and piano (1904–06)

  1. Chanson de la mariée: Réveille-toi, perdrix mignonne
  2. Là-bas, vers l’église
  3. Quel galant m’est comparable
  4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques: O joie de mon âme
  5. Tout gai!

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano    Katie O’Rourke, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet (1905)

Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

Jan
21
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck reform opera @ Mirabella
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“Vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Lisa Cardwell Pontén (guest artist), soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo-soprano    Sesto ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

“Lo conosco” (I know it) from La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Heather Mullin, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

“Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Lisa Cardwell Pontén (guest artist) soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Feb
1
Thu
Violin sonatas by Mozart and Grieg @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Angie Kam, a member of Yakima Symphony performs Mozart and Grieg
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B flat Major, KV 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 3, No. 45  by Edvard Grieg (1843 –  1907)
  1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  2. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  3. Allegro animato
Angie Kam, violin and  Jennifer Li, piano
Feb
3
Sat
The Music of Maurice Ravel @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

The Music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Sonatine for piano

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (Five popular greek melodies), for voice and piano

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano    Katie O’Rourke, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Kathy Zufall and Ann Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Frances Walton, cello
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

 

Feb
8
Thu
Violin sonatas by Mozart and Grieg @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B flat Major, KV 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto
Angie Kam, a member of the Yakima Symphony performs Mozart and Grieg
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 3, No. 45  by Edvard Grieg (1843 –  1907)
  1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  2. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  3. Allegro animato
Angie Kam, violin and  Jennifer Li, piano
Feb
9
Fri
Spanish vocal and piano music, Korean songs, Mendelssohn trio in d minor @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

NEW VENUE!
ENJOY KIRKLAND’S ART WALK FRIDAY AND THEN COME TO OUR FREE CONCERT.

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

Karin McCullough, piano

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)
La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
“Con amores, la mi madre” (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
“Del cabello mas sutil” (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia
(Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

“Asturias (Leyenda)” from Suite Espagnola, by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
“Cuba (Nocturno)” from Suite Espagnola

Karin McCullough, piano

Intermission

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu (guest artist), cello
Selina Chu, piano

Korean Art Songs by Heung-yeoul Lee 1909-1980

Singing Cosmos
The river of my heart
In the flower clouds

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

Feb
11
Sun
Mendelssohn piano trio in d minor, Songs by 20th century British composers @ West Seattle Library
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu (guest artist), cello
Selina Chu, piano

Songs by David Dubery (b. 1948)

Mobile
The Birds
Remember
One Night in December (Away in a Manger) with Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Selections from Sea Pictures, Opus 37 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

“In Haven”
“Where Corals Lie”
“Sabbath Morning at Sea”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Three Songs to Poems by Robert Graves by David Dubery (b. 1948)

Under the olives
I will write
On giving

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano, Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder, Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Feb
12
Mon
Piano music by Ravel, Piazzolla & Rachmaninoff, Violin music by Kreisler, Massenet & Brahms @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm

Oiseaux tristes (Sad birds) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937}

Milonga del ángel by Astor Piazzolla {1921-1992}
Adiós Nonino “Tango Rhapsody”

Prelude in D Major, Op. 32 No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873- 1943)
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7

Joyce Gibb, piano

Violin solos by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy)
Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)
Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani

Meditation from Thaïs  by Jules Massenet (1842-1912) transcribed for violin solo by M.P Marsick

Scherzo from the Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth., “FAE Sonata” by Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897)

Candice Chin, violin and Joyce Gibb piano

Feb
14
Wed
Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor and Dvorak Gypsy Songs @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní (My Song of Love Rings Through the Dusk)
  2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní (Hey, Ring Out, My Triangle)
  3. A les je tichý kolem kol (All Round About the Woods are Still)
  4. Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me)
  5. Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole (Come and Join the Dance)
  6. Široké rukávy a široké gate (The Gypsy Songman)
  7. Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého (Give a Hawk a Fine Cage)
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Feb
18
Sun
Songs by Obradors, Italian and French Opera, and Korean composers for soprano and mezzo-soprano @ Mirabella
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)
La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
“Con amores, la mi madre” (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
“Del cabello mas sutil” (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia
(Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by G. F. Handel
“O mio Fernando” (O my Fernando)  from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
“Quel guardo il cavaliero” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

“Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” (My heart opens itself to your voice) from Samson and Dalilah by Camille Saint-Saëns
“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Beautiful night, o night of love) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Singing Cosmos by Heung-yeoul Lee (1909-1980)
As spring comes across the river by Keungsoo Im
In the flower clouds by Heung-yeoul Lee

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Gone Are The Old Times(옛날은 가고 없어도)  by Lee, Ho-Seop (1918-unknown)
The Village in the mountain(산촌)  Jo, DuNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano