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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    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

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
2
Thu
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

Mar
4
Sat
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)
Serenade

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

 

Mar
8
Wed
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
Mar
12
Sun
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

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

Joyce Allison, soprano

Lucy Wenger, piano

Mar
17
Fri
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

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

 

Mar
25
Sat
Spring Luncheon @ Women's University Club
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Mark your Calendars & Please join us for our Annual Spring Luncheon!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Each year, Ladies Musical Club invites the public to join its members for the Annual Spring Luncheon.   Come hear highlights of LMC’s work in the community, enjoy a beautiful concert by past winners of the Frances Walton Competition and relish the keynote address by an inspiring Lady in the Arts!

Find all the information you need for the luncheon right here but if you still have questions, please send them to events@lmcseattle.org

  • When and Where:  Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 11:00-2:30 at the Women’s University Club.
  • Keynote Address:  We are thrilled to announce that Seattle native and King FM announcer, Lisa Bergman, will be giving the Keynote Address “The Evolution of an Artist.”  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this dynamic woman live, share where her artistic and musical journey has taken her.
  • Concert:  This year’s concert will be given by the incredibly talented 2016 FWC winner, Dana Jackson, bassoon and 2014 FWC winner, Aaron Conitz, viola will charm us with an intimate concert.
  • Payments can be made electronically using the “Donate” button on this site.  (Sorry it can’t be counted as a tax donation.)  Please put “Luncheon” in the instruction window below the dollar amount window as well as names of those attending and your choice of entrée.  You may also send a check to Ladies Musical Club, P.O. Box 94337, Seattle, WA  98124-6637.  Please write attn: luncheon on envelope.
  • Menu Descriptions:  1. Grilled Marinated London Broil served with mushroom sauce, accompanied by rice pilaf and fresh seasonal vegetables.  2. Gilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce, chicken breast marinated in citrus served with roasted corn, Yukon Gold potatoes, accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables.  3. Ravioli Stuffed with Portabella Mushrooms served with creamy alfredo sauce accompanied by garlic bread.  Any allergies concerns can be accommodated.  Please send an email to events@lmcseattle.org with your dietary restrictions.
  • Cash Wine Bar:  $8/Glass – Exact change is greatly appreciated!
  • Parking:  The WUC lot has limited parking.  To ensure handicapped parking please reserve in advance by email to events@lmcseattle.org. For overflow parking, we recommend the Ace Olympic Garage.  The entrance is on 5th Ave. and runs the entire length of the block between Seneca and Spring St and it is less than a block away.
  • Don’t forget to tune into the KING-FM broadcast at 8:00 the night before, March 24th and hear our Concert Artists on Northwest Focus Live with Sean MacLean!

 

Lisa Bergman-King FM
Lisa Bergman

Lisa Bergman, Collaborative Pianist – Pianist  Lisa Bergman has collaborated in performances with many of today’s most esteemed artists such as Julius Baker, Marni Nixon, Rolf Björling and Ransom Wilson. She made her highly successful joint recital debut in Carnegie Recital Hall. With more than 60 engagements per season, she has appeared in concerts, festivals and conventions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.  As 1996 American Artistic Ambassadors, Bergman and violinist Ann Christensen were selected by the United States Information Agency to represent the U.S. on a seven-week tour of New Zealand, Nepal, Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia and China.

Bergman is a graduate of the Juilliard School, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Washington, cum laude, where she served as an Artist in Residence and member of the University of Washington Music Faculty (1989-1999), teaching in the fields of accompanying and opera coaching.  As a recording artist, her discography includes six chamber music CDs and one solo CD featuring piano works of Kenneth Benshoof.

A passionate promoter of classical music, is a national Gracie Award-winning radio announcer on Classic KING-FM, appearing daily, streaming worldwide on the internet. Bergman is founder and Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series presented at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle as well as Executive Director of NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera). She is the Adult Piano Retreat Director at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, Washington where she served for seven years as the Executive Director.  She was Artistic Director of the Methow Chamber Music Festival from 2003-2006.

Bergman has served as official studio accompanist for organizations such as the Metropolitan Regional Opera Auditions, the International Clarinet Society and for cellists Leonard Rose and Bernard Greenhouse.  Much in demand as a lecturer and adjudicator, she frequently presents workshops on the art of accompanying for universities and teachers’ organizations.  Bergman was recently selected as a member of the Hall of Fame for the Washington State Music Teachers Association for “extraordinary service, outstanding musicianship, dedication and leadership which have significantly contributed to the development and growth of music education in the State of Washington.”

“…Bergman has the ideal accompanist’s attributes:  a strong musical personality combined with a sensitivity that adapts almost uncannily to her partner.”

Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

“What I liked especially was her sense of authority and command…she plays the piano as if she owned it.”  R. M. Campbell, The Seattle PI

“Lisa Bergman is not only a superb pianist, but a flawless accompanist.” Julius Baker

 

Enjoy this video of Lisa Bergman collaborating with Flutist Amy Porter!

 

Dana Jackson

Dana Jackson, a native of Seattle, Washington, is a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. She is a freelancer up and down the West Coast and performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony. Ms. Jackson holds a BM from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and attended Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music and the Colburn School in Los Angeles for graduate studies. Ms. Jackson competed in the Gillet-Fox bassoon competition at the International Double Reed Society convention in 2014, and won the Ladies’ Musical Club of Seattle Walton competition in 2016. The resulting winners tour took her around Puget Sound performing solo recitals and teaching music workshops in many area schools. She is also an artistic director for the Archipelago Collective, a San Juan Island chamber music festival.

 

 

 

Aaron Conitz, viola 2014
Aaron Conitz

Aaron Conitz, violist, is a dynamic performer and thoughtful musician. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and the National Repertory Orchestra, and as a collaborative artist in the Archipelago Collective (San Jaun Island, WA), Aspen Art Museum Summer Series, Arts Renaissance Tremont, and Aspen Music Festival. Conitz has performed alongside acclaimed musicians such as Darrett Adkins, Elaine Douvas, Victoria Chiang, and Paul Kantor. Aaron is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Frances Walton Competition (Ladies Musical Club of Seattle), Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship (Aspen Contemporary Ensemble), and the prestigious New Horizons Fellowship. As an orchestral musician, Conitz has served as principal violist with the National Repertory Orchestra, appeared with the Hawai’i Symphony, Seattle Opera, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (USA), Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, the Canton Symphony, and in over twenty concerts with the Seattle Symphony.

Aaron began his musical instruction at the age of four and has studied with James Dunham, Robert Vernon, Lynne Ramsey, Jeffrey Irvine, Jean Sulem, and Edward Seferian. In addition, Conitz has participated in master classes with Antoine Tamestit, Masao Kawasaki, and Steven Tenenbom. He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is currently a Candidate for the degree Doctor of Musical Arts at Rice University.

 

Apr
1
Sat
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