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.

Art of the Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm

LMC’s annual event will bring a host of stellar “party” pieces played by our talented member pianists and an informative mini-lecture by LMC’s Trustee of Public Concerts, Regina Thomas discussing the connections between the visual and performing arts.

“Song of the Indian Guest” from Sadko, (transcribed for solo piano) by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Preludes Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
No. 1 in C Major (Ondeggiante Carezzando)
No. 2 in a minor (Allegretto)
No. 4 in e minor (Lento)
Etude in C sharp minor (Andante), Op. 2, No. 1 (1887) by Scriabin

Karin McCullough, piano

Meditation for the Left Hand Alone – Leopold Godowsky (1870 – 1938)
Prelude in B minor, Op 32. No. 10 – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)

Stephanie Shadbolt, piano

Histoires by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

  1. La meneuse de tortues d’or (The Girl Leading the Golden Turtles)
  2. Le petit âne blanc (The Little White Donkey)
  3. A Giddy Girl
  4. La cage de cristal ( The Crystal Cage)
  5. Le cortège de Balkis (The Procession of the Balkis)

Nicole Truesdell and Karin McCullough, piano

Piano solos by Debussy and Rachmaninoff, Songs of Love and Romance @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm

“Clair de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, Opus 36 (1931 version) by  Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
I. Allegro agitato – meno mosso
II. Non allegro – lento – piu mosso
III. Allegro molto – poco meno mosso – presto

Joyce Gibb, piano

Songs of Love and Romance

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Music by Hindemith for unaccompanied violin and for violin and piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm

Hindemith unaccompanied violin sonata

Angie Kam, violin

Hindemith sonata for violin and piano

Angie Kam, violin and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Strauss violin sonata, vocal music by Dieta, Silvane, Respighi @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm

Music for soprano by Dieta, Silvane, Respighi

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Violin sonata by Richard Strauss

Candice Chin, violin and Joan Lundquist, piano

German songs of Spring, Violin sonata by Beethoven @ Seattle Art Museum
May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata by Beethoven

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Songs of Springtime by German Composers

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano