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
Sat
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

Nov
4
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

NTRODUCTION AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES BY MIDGE BOWMAN, MUSIC AND ART HISTORIAN

EARLY PERIOD

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4 Chevaux des boix (1885-1887)
Two Arabesques, No. 1 (1888-91)
Suite Bergamasque, Clair de lune (1890)
Prose Lyriques, No. 3, de fleurs (1893)

MIDDLE PERIOD

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune and No. 3 Colloque sentimental (1904)
Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (1906)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) (1910)

LATE PERIOD

Mallarmé songs, No 2 Place futile (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, selections (1915)
Douze Etudes, selections (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)

Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Candice Chin, violin
Terry Cook, cello

 

Dec
2
Sat
Guitar recital and Histoires Naturelles by Ravel @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Histoires Naturelles (Natural history) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Le paon (The peacock)
  2. Le grillon (The cricket)
  3. Le cygne (The swan)
  4. Le martin-pêcheur (The kingfisher)
  5. La pintade  (The guinea‑fowl)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano and TBA, piano

Guitar recital TBA

Hilary Field, guitar

 

Jan
6
Sat
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm
Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
In the Silent Night, Op. 4 No. 3
A Dream, Op. 8, No. 5
Believe It or Not, Op. 14, No.7
Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
“Epheu” from Madchenblumen, Op. 22, No. 3
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3
Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No.1
 Befreit, Op.
“Vocalise”, Op. 34, No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

solo piano recital

Lucy Wenger, piano

Feb
3
Sat
Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Strauss 4 last songs @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

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

  1. Frühling (Spring)
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen (While going to sleep)
  4. Im Abendrot (In twilight)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  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

 

Mar
3
Sat
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

Apr
7
Sat
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

May
5
Sat
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