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.

Feb
25
Sat
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)

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  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

Intermission

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

Mar
18
Sat
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

Intermission

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