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.

Dec
13
Wed
Songs Rachmaninoff and Strauss, Piano music by Tchaikovsky and Chopin @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

In the Silent Night, Op. 4 No. 3
Believe It or Not, Op. 14, No.7
A Dream, Op. 8, No. 5

Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

“Epheu” from Madchenblumen, Op. 22, No. 3
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No.1
Befreit, Op. 39, No. 4 

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

The Seasons, op.37b by Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • October, “Autumn Song”,
    November, “Troika”
    December, “Christmas”

Fantasie in f-minor, op.49 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1839)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Dec
17
Sun
Schubert’s Frauenliebe und -leben and oboe/English horn duets by Beethoven and Shapiro @ Mirabella
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Monologue 2 for oboe by Erland von Koch (1910 – 2009)

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegro molto vivace

Re:pair – duet for oboe and English horn by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962)

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn

Robert Schumman (Photo Credit: Adolph von Menzel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Frauenliebe und -leben (Woman’s love and life) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
  2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen
  4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
  6. Süsser Freund, du blickest
  7. An meinem Herzen
  8. Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Sonata for oboe and English horn by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Transcribed by Alan Hawkins

  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino con moto, theme and variations
  3. Allegro assai

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn

Jan
4
Thu
Music for soprano by Rorem, Chausson, Handel and Music for oboe by Lombardo, Erwazen @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel
“Oh, that I on wings could rise” from Theodora by G.F. Handel

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Hold Fast Your Dreams, Concerto No. 2 for Oboe and Wind Ensemble (piano reduction) by Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Les Papillons, Opus 2 no. 3 by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Hébé, Opus 2, no. 6
Le Colibri, Opus 2, no. 7

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

For Poulenc by Ned Rorem
Love
Early in the Morning

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra In One Movement (piano reduction) by Mario Lombardo (1931-2012)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Jan
6
Sat
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm
Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
In the Silent Night, Op. 4 No. 3
A Dream, Op. 8, No. 5
Believe It or Not, Op. 14, No.7
Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
“Epheu” from Madchenblumen, Op. 22, No. 3
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No.1
 Befreit, Op.
“Vocalise”, Op. 34, No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

solo piano recital

Lucy Wenger, piano

Jan
10
Wed
Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and duets for piano 4 hands @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op 24 by Samuel Barber

Written originally for soprano and orchestra, arranged for soprano and piano

Clarice Warrick, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano

A program for Piano 4 hands

 

Risa Jun and Dr. Yelena Balabanova in 2015 christening the new Steinway B placed by LMC on long term loan to the Central library.

Orchestral Suite No.2 in b minor, Minuet and Scherzo by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite No.3 in d major, Air by J.S. Bach
Vocalise Op.34 No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
L’enfant prodigue (The prodigal son), Prelude by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
The Young Prince and Princess (Scheherezade,Op.35) by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Neapolitan Song by Luigi Denza (1846-1922)

Risa Jun and Yelena Balbanova (guest artist), piano

Jan
11
Thu
Spanish music for solo piano, guitar and voice @ Crossroads Community Center
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm

Siete canciones populares, (selections) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

“Cancion”
“Nana”
“Jota”

“Aranjuez, Ma Pensee” from Concierto de Aranjuez, by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999), Text by Victoria Kamhi

“Junto al Generalife” by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (Aria) by Heitor Villa-Lobos  (1887-1959)

Diane Althaus, soprano and Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar

Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

  1. Vivace molto and Melodico
  2. Tempo de Vals noble
  3. Tempo de Vals lento
  4. Allegro humoristico
  5. Allegretto (elegante)
  6. Quasi ad libitum (sentimental)
  7. Vivo
  8. Presto

Suite Espagnola, Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Suite Espagnola, Cuba (Nocturno)

Karin McCullough, piano

Jan
14
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera @ West Seattle Library
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano    Sesto ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

 “Lo conosco” (I know it) from La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

 “Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Jan
20
Sat
The Music of Maurice Ravel @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet (1905)

Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

Le tombeau de Couperin, arranged for oboe and for piano, selections (1914–17)

Gail Perstein, oboe     Katie O’Rourke, piano

Prélude in a minor for piano (1913)
“Oiseaux tristes” (Sad birds) from Miroirs (1904-05)

Joyce Gibb, piano

 

Histoires Naturelles (Natural histories) (1906)

  1. Le paon (The peacock)
  2. Le grillon (The cricket)
  3. Le cygne (The swan)
  4. Le martin-pêcheur (The kingfisher)
  5. La pintade (The guinea‑fowl)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonatine for piano (1903-1905)

  1. Modéré
  2. Mouvement de menuet
  3. Anime

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques,(five popular greek songs) for voice and piano (1904–06)

  1. Chanson de la mariée: Réveille-toi, perdrix mignonne
  2. Là-bas, vers l’église
  3. Quel galant m’est comparable
  4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques: O joie de mon âme
  5. Tout gai!

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano    Katie O’Rourke, piano

Jan
21
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck reform opera @ Mirabella
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano    Sesto ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

“Lo conosco” (I know it) from La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

“Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Feb
1
Thu
Violin sonatas by Mozart and Grieg @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Angie Kam, a member of Yakima Symphony performs Mozart and Grieg
Violin Sonata in 32. in Bb Major, KV 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 3, No. 45  by Edvard Grieg (1843 –  1907)
  1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  2. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  3. Allegro animato
Angie Kam, violin and  Jennifer Li, piano