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.

Nov
8
Wed
“It’s all about love, isn’t it?: Operetta and Musical Theater for soprano and tenor” @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm

Entr ‘acte from “My Fair Lady”  by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Almost Like Being in Love from “Brigadoon” by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner

By Strauss by George Gershwin

Mein Liebeslied muss ein Walzer sein (My lovesong must be a waltz) from  “Im weißen Röss’l” (The White Horse Inn) by Robert Stolz

Machen wir’s den Schwalben nach (Let’s follow the swallows) from “Die Czardasfürstin” (Gypsy Princess) by Emmerich Kálmán

Martin’s song from “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland

Maria from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein

What good would the moon be from “Street Scene” by Kurt Weill

Schlösser, die im Monde liegen (Castles in the moon) from  “Frau Luna” by Paul Lincke

Heller Jubel/ Weisst Du es noch from (Do you remember?)  “Die Czardasfürstin” (Gypsy Princess) by Emmerich Kálmán

Inkslingers song from “Paul Bunyan” by Benjamin Britten

Jede Frau hat ein süßes Geheimnis (Every woman has a little secret) by Franz Grothe

Die Juliska aus Budapest from  “Maske in blau” (Mask in Blue) by Fred Raymond

Wie eine Rosenknospe (Like a rosebud) from “Die lustige Witwe” (Merry Widow) by Franz Lehar

Niemand liebt Dich so wie ich (Nobody love you as I do) from “Paganini” by Franz Lehar

Christine Menschner (soprano), Jesse Nordstrom (tenor), Joan Lundquist (piano)

Dec
13
Wed
Recitals for solo voice and piano @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

 

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
The Seasons, op.37b
October, “Autumn Song”,
November, “Troika”
December, “Christmas”

Frederic Chopin (1810-1839)
Fantasie in f-minor, op.49

Valentina Rodov, piano

Jan
10
Wed
Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and piano duets @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op 24 by Samuel Barber

Written originally for soprano and orchestra, arranged for soprano and piano

Clarice Warrick, soprano and TBA, piano

Piano duets

Risa Jun and Yelena Balbanova (guest artist), piano

Feb
14
Wed
Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor and Dvorak Gypsy Songs @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní (My Song of Love Rings Through the Dusk)
  2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní (Hey, Ring Out, My Triangle)
  3. A les je tichý kolem kol (All Round About the Woods are Still)
  4. Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me)
  5. Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole (Come and Join the Dance)
  6. Široké rukávy a široké gate (The Gypsy Songman)
  7. Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého (Give a Hawk a Fine Cage)
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Mar
14
Wed
Recitals for soprano and solo piano @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm

voice recital tba

Susan Strick, soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Piano recital TBA

Joyce Gibb, piano

Apr
11
Wed
Celebrating National Poetry Month: Original works by Member Composers @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

Vocal and piano music by LMC member composers

May
9
Wed
German Art Song and Vocal Ensembles @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
May 9 @ 12:00 pm

German song TBA

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Vocal Ensemble program

Alexandra Picard, soprano TBA, mezzo soprano and Glenda Williams, piano