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.

Solo recitals for piano and oboe @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Concerto in c minor for oboe (no opus number) by Benedetto Marcello (1686 – 1739)

  1. allegro moderato
  2. adagio

Concertino for oboe and orchestra opus 110 by Johann Kalliwoda

  1. Allegro con fuoco
  2. Romanze
  3. Vivace

Sharon Jung, oboe and Lucy Wenger, piano

Piano recital TBA

Joyce Gibb, piano

Guitar and voice recitals @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Guitar recital TBA

Hilary Field, guitar

Voice recital TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano

Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm

Art song by Richard Strauss and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

LMC Opera: Richard Strauss

Regina Thomas and Tiina Ritalahti, sopranos

Music for strings and harp by Ravel and songs by Richard Strauss @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

4 Letzte Lieder, TrV 296 by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  1. Frühling
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen
  4. Im Abendrot

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

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


Soprano vocal recital and Kodály duo for violin and cello @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

vocal recital TBA

Leslie Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7  by  Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

  1. Allegro serioso, non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Maestoso e largemente, ma non troppo lento

Candice Chin, violin     Louie Richmond (guest artist), cello

Brahms viola sonata and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Piano recital TBA

Bethany Pho, piano

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

Yi Zhou, viola and Grace Huang, piano

Beethoven violin sonata and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Beethoven violin sonata

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Piano recital TBA

Valentina Rodov, piano