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
7
Sun
Partita for oboe, bassoon and piano, NW Composer K. Morrill @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Partita for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by David Diamond (1935-2005)

  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Adagio espressivo
  3. Allegro molto

Terzetto No. 1 for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by Gaetano Corticelli (1804-1840)
(Central episode introduces Desdemona’s aria from Rossini’s Otello, “Assisa ai piè di un salice”)

Gail Perstein, oboe
Erik Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

NW Composer Spotlight: Kam Morrill

Idaho Songs by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Housman Songs by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

I Wander Dreaming by Kam Morrill

Regina Thomas, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Four Madrigals for three sopranos by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, Katie Hochman, and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Nov
3
Sat
Debussy Ariettes Oubliées, Beethoven Sonata No. 31, Mendelssohn Konzertstück for two clarinets @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm

Sonata N. 31 Op. 110 Movement 1 and 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II.  Allegro molto

Abigail Habegger, piano

Ariettes Oubliées (Forgotten Songs) by Claude Debussy

  1. C’est l’extase (It’s ecstasy)
  2. Il pleure dans mon cœur (It rains in my heart)
  3. L’ombre des arbres (The shadow of the trees)
  4. Paysages belges: Chevaux de bois (Belgian countryside: Wooden horses)
  5. Aquarelles: Green (Watercolors: green)
  6. Aquarelles: Spleen (Watercolors: spleen)

Kristen Swenson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

 Konzertstück for two clarinets, Op 113 & 114 by Felix Mendelssohn
Duo No. 2 by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Katie Beisel-Hollenbach and Julie Shankland, clarinets
Abigail Habegger, piano

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Abigail Habegger is new to the Seattle area. She started playing the piano at 5 years of age and enjoyed playing in competitions and accompanying concerts while growing up . She formed her own private piano studio, ADK Studio, where she taught students of all ages. In addition to her private studio, Abigail has been involved in many musical endeavors. She is known for her solo work as well her collaboration with other artists, including opera, chamber music, juries and competitions. Among her many experiences, Abigail has accompanied rehearsals for La Traviata in Urbania, Italy, Broadway shows such as Cabaret, touring children’s choirs, and members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also was a member of THESIX, a chamber music sextet whose mission is to promote the appreciation and education of quality chamber music works to the public. While in Chicago, Abigail was a member of the MTNA, ISMTA, and the Downers Grove Music Club. She holds a Bachelor in Music from DePaul University and a Masters Degree in Music from Northern Illinois University. Abigail also loves hiking, running, baking and keeping up with her 3 young children Alyse, Arakel and Anya as well as her husband Steve.

Katie Beisel Hollenbach received a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Denver, twice placing in the Boulder Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Competition, as well as traveling to Assisi, Italy as a finalist in the International Clarinet Association’s annual research competition. She recently completed her PhD in musicology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and now works as the assistant director of admissions, recruitment, and community outreach at the University of Washington School of Music.

Kristen Swenson (soprano) is a graduate of Western Washington University where she received her Bachelors in music and a graduate of University of Nebraska Lincoln where she received her Masters in music. Her previous operatic roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Diana in William Bolcom’s A Wedding, Geraldina in A Hand of Bridge, and her European debut as Berginella in La Périchole. Up next she will be making her debut in Lyric Opera Northwest’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème. She will also perform in the upcoming concert series put on by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. She will perform Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées in November and “Schlafe, mein Liebster” from Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen in the Bach Centennial in the spring.

Dec
8
Sat
Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op 39, music for cello and piano @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Liederkreis Op. 39 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)Moonlit night
  2. Intermezzo (Intermezzo)
  3. Waldesgespräch (Conversation in the forest)
  4. Die Stille (The quiet woman)
  5. Mondnacht (Moonlit night)
  6. Schöne Fremde (Beautiful foreign land)
  7. Auf einer Burg (In a castle)
  8. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)
  9. Wehmut (Melancholy)
  10. Zwielicht (Twilight)
  11. Im Walde (In the woods)
  12. Frühlingsnacht (Spring night)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

recital TBA

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Jan
5
Sat
recitals, soprano and oboe @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm

recital TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

recital TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe

Feb
2
Sat
Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.

Mar
2
Sat
Heggie’s The Deepest Desire for mezzo-soprano and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Deepest Desire by Jake Heggie

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

piano recital TBA

Geisa Dutra, piano

Apr
6
Sat
Recital for piano 4 hands, Flowers in bloom songs for soprano @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

Flowers in bloom, songs for soprano

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and TBA, piano

Recital TBA

Karin McCullough and Lucy Wenger, four hands piano

May
4
Sat
Solo recitals for soprano and piano @ Frye Art Museum
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Recital TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Recital TBA

Nicole Kim, piano