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.

Oct
4
Thu
Song recital for mezzo-soprano, Swiss, Russian and German music for cello and piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm

Song recital for mezzo-soprano 

Aufenthalt (Dwelling) by Franz Schubert
“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by GF Handel

Korean mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee made her LMC debut in February 2018 and can be seen regularly performing as a member of the Seattle Opera chorus.

Vaga Luna, che inargenti (Beautiful moon, dappled with silver) by Vincenzo Bellini
O mio Fernando from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti

 

그리운 금강산 (Pining for Mt. GeumGan) by Choi, Yeongseop
(Mt. GeumGang is the most beautiful mountain in North Korea, located at right next of Military Demarcation Line, MDL with South Korea. It is the reason why Mt. Geumgang is so missed in this song.)
산 촌 (The Village in the Mountain) Cho, DooNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano and Glenda Williams (guest artist), piano

Music for cello and piano

Suite Italienne by Igor Stravinsky, Movement I, Introduzione
12 Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Annie Center has performed as piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory.

Prayer by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Sonata by Dimitri Shostakovich(1906-1975)
II. Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Chang-Center, piano

 

Nov
1
Thu
Piano music by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, American song recital @ Seattle Art Museum
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. Modéré –très franc
II. Assez lent – anec une expression intense
III. Modéré
IV. Assez animé
V. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
VI. Vif
VII. Moins vif
VIII. Ėpilogue: lent

Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5 (1873 – 1943)
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7

Joyce Gibb, piano

Where the music comes from by Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)
“Heavenly Grass” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)
“Cabin” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

“The daisies” from Three Songs, Op. 2 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
“Sure on this shining night” from Four Songs for Voice and piano, Op. 13
Music when soft voices die

“Shenandoah” Traditional folksong arr. by Jay Althouse (1951-)
“Poor wayfairing stranger” Traditional spiritual arr. by Jay Althouse
“Deep River” Traditional spiritual arr. by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

“But not for me” from Girl Crazy by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
“Falling out of love can be fun” from Miss Liberty by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

 

Joyce Gibb was born in Sri Lanka and started her early piano studies with the admired, but feared music critic Elmer DeHaan. After surviving his rigorous training, she moved to London for further studies with Swiss pianist Albert Ferber whose teachers included Rachmaninoff. Studying both piano and cello, she was awarded a gold medal for performance by the Royal Schools of Music. Joyce teaches and performs regularly and has been the concerto soloist with the Cascade Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Rainier Symphony, Port Angeles, Thalia, and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestras. Her performances have included concertos by Beethoven, Poulenc, Grieg, Addinsell, and Chopin and the 1st and 2nd piano concertos by Rachmaninoff.

 

Dec
6
Thu
Trio sonate for flute, oboe and bassoon, song recital for mezzo-soprano @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

trio sonate TBA

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
TBA, bassoon

recital TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

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

Featuring a number of the club’s talented pianists this program will link with the SAM exhibit:

PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JODHPUR, INDIA

 

Programming details TBA.

Feb
7
Thu
Piano works by Brahms and Chopin, Songs of Love and Romance @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm

Songs of Love and Romance

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Piano music by Johannes Brahms and Frederic Chopin

Valentina Rodov, piano

Mar
7
Thu
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

Apr
4
Thu
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

May
2
Thu
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