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.

A Tribute to Johannes Brahms @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction and historical notes will be provided by George Bozarth, noted Brahms historian.

Two Songs for Alto, viola and piano, Op. 91

  1. Gestillte Sehnsucht (Stilled Longing)

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  2. Geistliches Wiegenlied (Spiritual Lullaby)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Johanna Mastenbrook, piano & Carolyn Wyman, viola

Verrat (Betrayal), Op. 105, No. 5

Renwick Hester (guest artist), Bass & Joan Lundquist, piano

Salamander Op. 107, No. 2
Mädchenlied (Maiden’s song) Op. 107, No. 5
Therese Op. 86, No. 1
Vergebliches Ständchen (Futile love) Op. 84, No. 4

Christine Menschner, soprano & Joan Lundquist, piano

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

Valentina Rodov, piano

Four Ballads and Romances for voices and piano, Op.75

  1. Edward
  2. Guter Rat (Good Advice)
  3. So lass uns wandern! (So let us wander)
  4. Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night)

Christine Menschner, soprano & Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Brian Minnick (guest artist), tenor & Joan Lundquist, piano

Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39

I.      B major, Tempo giusto
II.     E major
III.    G-sharp minor
IV.    E minor, Poco sostenuto
V.     E major, Graziozo
VII.  C-sharp minor, Poco piu Andante
VIII. B-flat major
IX.    D minor
X.     G major
XI.    B minor
XIII. C major
XIV. A minor
XV.  A major

Valentina Rodov & Johanna Mastenbrook, piano 4 hands


Liebesliederwaltzer (love song waltzes), Op. 52

  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)Waltz
  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)

Full text and translations are available on the LiederNet Archive

Leslie Stark, soprano Kathryn Vinson, alto
Brian Minnick (guest artist), tenor Renwick Hester (guest artist), bass
Johanna Mastenbrook & Valentina Rodov, piano 4 hands

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

Songs by Tchaikovsky and French composers and Music from Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, Book II @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm

La Mésange (The Chickadee) by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
Notre amour (Our Love) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1962)
Psyché by Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
Rêverie by Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Sans toi (Without you) by Guy d’Hardelot (1858-1936)

Songs by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Средь шумного бала, случайно/Sred shumnava bala (In the midst of a noisy ball, by chance)
Забыть так скоро/ Zabut tak skoro (To forget so soon)

Susan Strick, soprano & Nola Allen, piano

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


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
French and British Songs and Duets of the Late Romantic Period @ West Seattle Library
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm

There is a garden in her face by John Ireland (1879-1962)

Katie Hochman, soprano     Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Come to me in my dreams by Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Love went a-riding

Katie Hochman, soprano

Full fathom five by  John Ireland
You spotted snakes by Frederick Keel (1871-1954)
It was a lover by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Katie Hochman, soprano     Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Chevaux de bois (Horses of wood) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Mer est plus belle (The sea is more beautiful)

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Puisqu’ici-bas toute âme (As each soul here below) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Les trois oiseaux (The three birds) by Leo Delibes (1836-1891)
Au bord de l’eau (Au bord de l’eau) by Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926)

Katie Hochman, soprano     Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Les trios Chanson (The three song) by Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)
Mimi Pinson

Katie Hochman, soprano

Joie! (Joy) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Marine (The sea)

Katie Hochman, soprano    Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Summer schemes by John Ireland
Great things

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

La Nuit (The night) Op 11, no.1                           Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Réveil (The awakening) Op 11, no.2

Katie Hochman, soprano    Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Music for voice and solo piano about singing and dancing @ University House, Wallingford
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

Joyce Allison, soprano

Lucy Wenger, piano

Piano and Vocal music by Beethoven, Scenes from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. “Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend” (I sit on a hill gazing)
  2. “Wo die Berge so blau” (Rising from the lowering skies)
  3. “Leichte Segler in den Höhen” (Graceful sailor of the heights)
  4. “Diese Wolken in den Höhen” (These clouds on the heights)
  5. “Es kehret der Maien” (Maytime returns)
  6. “Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder” (Take these, then, my songs)

Regina Thomas, soprano & Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Sonata No. 17 in D minor Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Largo-Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Alegretto

Maria Khavin, piano


Scenes from La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Performed costumed and staged, with string quartet and piano

“Come ti piace imponi” (Whatever you wish)

Malya Muth as Vitellia     Katie Stevenson (guest artist) as Sesto

“Deh si piacer mi vuoi” (If you would like to please me)

Malya Muth as Vitellia

“Deh prendi un dolce amplesso” (Accept this heartfelt embrace)

Emily Riesser as Annio    Katie Stevenson (guest artist) as Sesto

“Ah perdona al primo affetto questo accento sconsigliato;” (Forgive this rashness born of my affection)

Emily Riesser as Annio     Leslie Stark as Servilia

“Ah, se fosse intorno al trono ogni cor cosi sincero” (Ah, if about a throne every heart were so sincere)

Brian Minnick, tenor (guest artist) as Tito

“Tu fosti tradito” (You were betrayed)

Emily Riesser as Annio

“Deh, per questo istante” (Ah, for just this moment)

Katie Stevenson as Sesto

Se all’impero, amici Dei, necessario e un cor severo!” (If a hard heart is necessary to a ruler, ye benevolent gods)

Brian Minnick (guest artist) as Tito

“S’altro che lacrime per lui non tenti” (If you do nothing but shed tears for him)

Leslie Stark as Servilia

“Ecco, il punto, o Vitellia…Non più di fiori” (Now is the moment, Vitellia…Flowers no more)

Malya Muth as Vitellia

“Ma, che giorno è mai questo?” (But what a day this is!)

Brian Minnick (guest artist) as Tito

FINALE: “Tu è ver, m’assolvi” (You truly forgive me)

Tom Sunderland (guest artist), stage direction

Joan Lundquist, piano Carolyn Wyman, viola
John Burkhardt (guest artist), conductor Candice Chin & Ann Rackl, violins

Terry Cook, cello


Brahms string quartet and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm

Solo piano recital – works of Scriabin, Lili Boulanger, Peter Sculthorpe, and others

Stephanie Shadbolt, piano

String Quartet TBA by Johannes Brahms

Kathy Zufall & Ann Rackl, violins
Janice Gockel, viola & Frances Walton, cello

Music for oboe, bassoon & piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano TBD

Gail Perstein, oboe

Eric Shankland (guest artist), bassoon

Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Popular American songs for piano solo and voice @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm

Popular American songs for piano solo and voice

Cole Porter
So in Love
It’s De-Lovely
Easy to Love
Rodgers & Hart
Where or When
Lane & Lerner
On a Clear Day
Styne, Comden & Green
Make Someone Happy
Fain & Kahal
I’ll Be Seeing You
H. Rome
George Gershwin
I Was Doing All Right

Regina Thomas, soprano & Sharon Annette Lancaster (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

Johanna Mastenbrook, piano