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.

Jan
5
Sat
Music for oboe by Widerkehr and Lombardo, Vocal music by Faure, Debussy, Bach & Handel @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm

Duo for Oboe and Piano Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr (1759-1823)
Allegro
Menuetto
Adagio sans lenteur
Allegro

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Jesus soll mein erstes Wort  (Jesus should be my first word) from Kantate 171 by J.S. Bach
Automne  by Gabriel Faure
Il pleure dans mon coeur (It rains in my heart) by Claude Debussy
Il Neige (The snow)  by Herman Bemberg
Paysage sentimental (Sentimental journey) by Claude Debussy

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano,  and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Rhapsody for Oboe and Piano Mario Lombardo (1831-2012)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Three Irish Country Songs arr. by Rebecca Clarke
“I know my love”
“I know where I’m goin’”
“As I was goin’ to Ballynure”
Singe Seele, Gott zum Preise (Soul, sing praises to God) by G.F. Handel

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano,  and Asta Vaicekonis, piano
Ingrid Fredrickson (guest artist), violin

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

Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration

Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)

A brilliant concert pianist and talented composer in her own right, Clara also inspired such master composers as Robert Schuman, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions. Various artists with a mini-lecture.

Liebst Du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) by Clara Schumann
Sie liebten sich beide (They once loved each other)
Das Veilchen (The violet)
Was weinst du, Blümlein (Why do you weep, dear blossom)

Christine Menschner, soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann

Jennifer Li, piano

Andante Espressivo from Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms

This movement begins with a poem by Otto Inkermann under the pseudonym C.O. Sternau
Der Abend dämmert, das Mondlicht scheint (Through evening’s shade, the pale moon gleams)
Da sind zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint (while rapt in love’s ecstatic dreams)
Und halten sich selig umfangen Sternau (Two hearts are fondly beating)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He came in storm and rain) by Clara Schumann
Mein Stern (My star)
Ihr Bildnes (Her portrait)

Clara and Robert Schumann

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

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