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.

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 @ 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

Music for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

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 LMC and the City of SeatacFlamenco dancer

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

Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Guitar music TBA

A próle do bébé (A baby’s family) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)

Poema en forma de canciones, Op.19 by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

Odeon (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)

Ferramenta (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth

Guitar Music TBA

INTERMISSION

Danza Triste by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Zambra by Enrique Granados

Canciones clásicas españolas by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

Guitar music TBA

Featured performers
Geisa Dutra, Lucy Wenger and Yuliya Minina, piano
Meg Daly, Gwen Trussler and Regina Thomas, voice
TBA, guitar

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

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
“Signore, ascolta” from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart
“Sie ist’s! Er ist’s! from Die Verschworen by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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)
Tornami a vagheggiar (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel
“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)
The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Amber Rose Johnson and Mele Santos – sopranos
Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano
Nicole Truesdell – 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

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
“Signore, ascolta” from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart
“Sie ist’s! Er ist’s! from Die Verschworen by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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)
Tornami a vagheggiar (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel
“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)
The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Amber Rose Johnson and Mele Santos – sopranos
Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano
Nicole Truesdell – 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
Songs by R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff and piano music by Chopin @ Mirabella Seattle
May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Freundliche Vision (A pleasant vision)
Kling! (Ring!)
Epheu (Ivy)
Heimliche Aufforderung (Heimliche Aufforderung)

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Весенние воды / Vesenniye vody (Spring Waters)  Op. 14, No. 11
Не верь мне, друг!/Ne ver′ mne, drug!( Believe Me Not, Friend!)Op. 14, No. 7
В молчаньи ночи тайной/V molchan′i nochi taynoy (In the Silence of the Secret Night), Op. 4, No. 3
Сон (Son (The Dream), Op. 38, No. 5

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, 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

Jun
30
Fri
Free Concert in the Park at Crossroads @ Crossroads Community Center
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Malya sings MahlerA Family Friendly event!  The recital hall opens right into Crossroads Park and Playground. Come enjoy music while you play and relax.

 

 

Crossroads theater