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.

Songs by Wolf and Turina, piano music by W.F. Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev and Schumann @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm

From Spanisches Liederbuch (Spanish songbook) by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1903)
In dem Schatten meiner Locken (In the shadow of my tresses)
Sagt, seid Ihr es, feiner Herr (Say, was it you, fine sir?)
Trau nicht der Liebe, mein Liebster, gib Acht! (Trust not in love, my dear, take care!)
Ach I’m Maien war’s (Ah, it was in May)
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (Cover me with flowers)

Tres Poemas (Three poems) by Joaquin Turina (1882 – 1949)

  1. Olas gigantes (Gigantic waves)
  2. Tu pupila es azul (How blue your eyes are)
  3. Besa el aura (The gentle breeze)

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & TBA, piano

Polonaise in D Major from 12 Polonaises by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Theme and Etudes I-XI

 Intermezzo by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)

Prelude in C Major, Op. 12 No. 7 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Lisa Lanza, piano

Catalan songs and music for two recorders @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm

Catalan songs

Lesley Chapin, soprano & Carol Hartoon, piano

Recorder duets from Ancient to Modern Times

Jill Carlsen & Sabine Endrigkeit, recorders

Songs by Richard Strauss and music for violin & piano by Kreisler @ Seattle Art Museum
May 11 @ 12:00 pm
Songs by Richard Strauss and music for violin & piano by Kreisler @ Seattle Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States

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

Art Song by Richard Strauss

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

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

Ann Rackl, violin & Selina Chu, piano