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.

Irish folk song and music for voice, piano and English horn @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

Irish folk song settings by Benjamin Britten

Breanna Hanson, soprano

The Fox and the Grapes for soprano and English horn by Deborah Kavasch (b. 1949)

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Gail Perstein, English horn

Recitative and Rondo for English horn and Piano (reduction) by Anton Reicha (1770-1836)

Gail Perstein, English horn and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

“O Nume Tutelar” from La Vestale by Gaspare Spontini (1744-1851)

Breanna Hanson, soprano and TBA, piano

Cavatine by Michele Carafa (1787-1872), Transcribed and arranged by Gustave Vogt (1781-1870)

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano Gail Perstein English horn and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

“Schafe können sicher weiden” (Sheep may safely graze) by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
from Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire), Cantata, BWV 208

Breanna Hanson, soprano and TBA, piano

“Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen göttlichen Flammen (be fulfilled, your heavenly divine flame) by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
from Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How lovely shines the morning star), Cantata BWV1

Gail Perstein, English horn, Tiina Ritalahti, soprano, Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

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