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.

Selections from Well-Tempered Clavier, Folksongs and Lullabies for guitar and voice @ Seattle Central Library
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm
Bach Birthday Picture
J.S. Bach (born March 31, 1685)

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, selections

No. 3 Prelude and Fugue in C# Major, BWV 872
No. 4 Prelude and Fugue in c# minor, BWV 873
No. 12 Prelude and Fugue in f minor, BWV 881
No. 11 Prelude and Fuge in F Major, BWV 880

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Two Italian Lullabies by Traditional, arranged by Hilary Field
La Vo’
Er a La Vó
Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar
Cantilena by Hilary Field (2015)
Donzella: Fantasia on a Sephardic Lullaby by Hilary Field
Variations on “Sakura” by Yoquijiro Yocoh, b. 1925
Hilary Field, guitar
Auf, auf zum fröhlichen Jagen – Folksong, text by Gottfried B. Hancke, 1724
Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck saß – Folksong 18th century
Sah ein Knab’ ein Röslein stehn’ by Heinrich Werner (1800-1833), text by Johann W. von Goethe (1749-1832)
Der Kuckuck und der Esel by Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758-1832), text by Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1789-1874)
Ach bittrer Winter– Folksong 17th century
Alle Vögel sind schon da – Folksong, text by Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1789-1874)
Es klappert die Mühle am rauschenden Bach – Folksong 19th century, text by Ernst Anschütz 1824
Ya-Li Lee, soprano, Christine Menschner, soprano, and Hilary Field, guitar
Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm

Rückert-Lieder music by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

  1. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
  2. Liebst du um Schönheit
  3. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
  4. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
  5. Um Mitternacht
  6. Revelge (Reveille)
  7. Der Tamboursg’sell (The Drummer Boy)

Alexandra Picard, soprano & Glenda Williams, piano

Solo piano recital

Maria Khavin, piano

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