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.

Brahms songs and duets and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm

Fünf Lieder, Op. 105 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Wie Melodien zeiht es (It moves like a melody)
  2. Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (My slumber grows ever more peaceful)
  3. Klage (Lament)
  4. Auf dem Kirchhofe(In the churchyard)
  5. Verrat (Betrayal)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Shirley Wu, piano

Vier Duette, Op. 61 by Johannes Brahms

  1. Die Schwestern (The sisters)
  2. Klosterfräulein (The young nun)
  3. Phänomen (Phenomenon)
  4. Die Boten der Liebe (The messengers of love)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
Shirley Wu, piano

Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

“Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n” (Now the sun wants to rise as brightly)
“Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen” (Now I see well, why with such dark flames)
“Wenn dein Mütterlein” (When your mama steps in through the door)
“Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen” (I often think: they have only just gone out)
“In diesem Wetter” (In this weather)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano   Johanna Mastenbrook, piano
Rosemary Bell, oboe    Laurie Heidt, French Horn (guest artist)

Art of Piano: Darkness and Light @ Seattle Art Museum
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm

Winterreigen (Winter Rounds) Op.13, by Ernő Dohnányi (1877 – 1960) – selections TBA 

Karin McCullough, piano

The Seasons, Op. 37a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), “October” and “November”

Valentina Rodov, piano

Solo TBA

Maria Khavin, piano

Goyescas, Op. 11, subtitled Los majos enamorados (The Gallants in Love) by Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916)

El Amor y la muerte (Balada) (Ballad of Love and Death)

Geisa Dutra, piano

For Snow song cycle, and Nursery Rhymes for voice and recorder ensemble @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

For Snow song cycle by Janet Anderson

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

“Variations on ‘She Moved through the Fair’” by Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson, piano

4 Nursery Rhymes to texts by Thomas Pitfield by Robin Walker (b. 1953)
Sughisti by Racheal Cogen
Les Barricades by Matthias Maute

Jill Carlsen, Sabine Endrigkeit, Vicki Boekman (guest artist) and Mike Woolf (guest artist), recorders

Voice and oboe recitals @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

Recital programming TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Violin sonatas by Beethoven and Grieg @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
  3. Allegro vivace
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
Original works by LMC member composers @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Featuring original works by LMC member composers.

Program TBA

Music for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke and Johannes Brahms @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm

Viola sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2  by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Allegro amabile
  2. Allegro appassionato
  3. Andante con moto; Allegro

Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

  1. Impetuoso
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio

Yi Zhou, viola and Grace Huang, piano

Americana: music by Copland, Beach and Bernstein @ Seattle Art Museum
May 3 @ 12:00 pm

Autumn Song, Op. 56, No. 1                                                      Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)

Four Songs for Children, Op. 75                                                                   Amy Marcy Beach

  1. The Candy Lion
  2. The Thanksgiving Fable
  3. Dolladine
  4. Prayer of a Tired Child

Sleep, Little Darling, Op. 29, No. 3                                                                Amy Marcy Beach

Breanna Hanson, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano


Appalachian Spring arranged for solo piano by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

  1. Very slowly. Introduction of the characters, one by one, in a suffused light.
  2. Fast/Allegro. Sudden burst of unison strings in A major arpeggios starts the action. A sentiment both elated and religious gives the keynote to this scene.
  3. Moderate/Moderato. Duo for the Bride and her Intended – scene of tenderness and passion.
  4. Quite fast. The Revivalist and his flock. Folksy feeling – suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers.
  5. Still faster/Subito Allegro. Solo dance of the Bride – presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder.
  6. Very slowly (as at first). Transition scene to music reminiscent of the introduction.
  7. Calm and flowing/Doppio Movimento. Scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer husband. There are five variations on a Shaker theme. The theme, sung by a solo clarinet, was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies compiled by Edward D. Andrews, and published under the title “The Gift to Be Simple.” The melody borrowed and used almost literally is called “Simple Gifts.”
  8. Moderate. Coda/Moderato – Coda. The Bride takes her place among her neighbors. At the end the couple are left “quiet and strong in their new house.” Muted strings intone a hushed prayerlike chorale passage. The close is reminiscent of the opening music.

Karin McCullough, piano


I Hate Music  by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

  1. My mother says that babies come in bottles
  2. Jupiter has seven moons
  3. I hate music
  4. A big Indian and a little Indian
  5. I just found out today that I’m a person too

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano

Flames by Tom Cipullo (b. 1956)
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park by Tom Lehrer (b. 1928)
Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House by Tom Cipullo

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano