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
10
Wed
Elegance at the keyboard: piano music by Debussy, Ravel, Brahms, Granados, Scriabin @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm

Prelude from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy (1890-1905)
“Mouvement de menuet” from Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1905)
Preludes, Op. 28 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
No. 9 in E Major
No. 15 in D flat Major (“Raindrop”)

Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1 Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Prelude in C Major, Op. 11, No. 1 Alexander Scriabin
Prelude in a minor, Op. 11, No. 2 Alexander Scriabin
Prelude in e minor Op. 11, No. 4 Alexander Scriabin
Intermezzo in B flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 by Johannes Brahms (1879)
Intermezzi in C Major, No.1 and A Major, No. 2, and Romance in F Major, No. 5, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms (1893)
Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Prelude (Asturias) from Cantos de Espana, Op. 232, No. 1 by Isaac Albeniz (1892)

Karin McCullough, piano

Nov
7
Wed
Recitals for mezzo-soprano and solo piano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm

Aufenthalt (Dwelling) by Franz Schubert
“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by GF Handel

Vaga Luna, che inargenti (Beautiful moon, dappled with silver) by Vincenzo Bellini
O mio Fernando from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti

그리운 금강산 (Pining for Mt. GeumGan) by Choi, Yeongseop
(Mt. GeumGang is the most beautiful mountain in North Korea, located at right next of Military Demarcation Line, MDL with South Korea. It is the reason why Mt. Geumgang is so missed in this song.)
산 촌 (The Village in the Mountain) Cho, DooNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano and David McDade (guest artist), piano

Rhapsody Op. 79, No. 2 in g minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Toccata by Aram Khatchaturian (1903-1978)
Nocturne Op. 54, No. 4 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Bethany Pho, piano

A graduate of Kyung Hee University (Seoul), mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee also participated in stage director HoKeun Moon’s Opera Workshop Program (Seoul). She made several appearances on “Today’s Art Song” (KBS-TV, Seoul) and received the “Best Voice Award” from MBC-TV’s Korean Art Song Competition. South Korean roles include Rosette (Manon) with Kim-Cha-Kyung Opera, Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) with Seoul Metropolitan Opera and Flora (La Traviata) with International Opera. Concert work includes Alto solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and Beethoven’s C Major Mass with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. YeonSoo Lee has been a regular chorister with Seattle Opera since 2001, having performed in sixty-five productions. Solo appearances include Second Bridesmaid (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Seattle Opera and Alto soloist (Elijah) with Masterworks Choral Ensemble, WA. She is a favored performer within Seattle’s Korean American Community and has been a guest journalist for the Eumak Journal, a monthly classical music magazine in South Korea since 2014.

Bethany Pho, pianist, performed for recitals, weddings, special events and department stores throughout her school years. She holds a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Design Methods from Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduating college, she worked as an engineer/design researcher and played for special events when possible. Piano performance is her true passion and she continually seeks out opportunities to share her music skills. While working as an engineer at The Boeing Company she was inspired by the opportunity to compose music for trade show displays and provide guidance for advertising music. She is now a mother of two boys, revitalizing her music career after realizing how the pursuit of music adds a depth of understanding to every aspect of life.

 

Dec
12
Wed
Program TBA @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm
Jan
9
Wed
LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

Music by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet and more.

Featured Performers: Molly Tomlinson, Ki-Jung Jun, Janene Nelson and Gwen Trussler, Regina Thomas

TBA, piano

Feb
13
Wed
German romantic trio for violin, cello and piano, love songs for soprano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Love songs for soprano

Leslie Stark, soprano and TBA, piano

German Romantic trio TBA

Ann Rackl, violin
Lawrence Chu (guest artist), cello
Selina Chu, piano

Mar
13
Wed
Solo recitals for soprano and piano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm

recital tba

Joyce Gibb, piano

recital tba

Susan Strick, soprano

Apr
10
Wed
Chants Populaires & Kaddish by Ravel, Judeo-Spanish songs, piano music by Brahms & Chopin @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm

Judeo-Spanish Songs by Daniel Akiva:

Malya Muth, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar

Chants populaires (Ravel, Maurice)

Malya Muth, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Kaddish (Ravel)

Malya Muth, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Piano music by Brahms and Chopin

Valentina Rodov, piano

May
8
Wed
Baroque piano music, music for viola and piano by Faure, Bloch, Glazunov @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
May 8 @ 12:00 pm

1685 was a very good year

Grieg’s Holberg Suite (Prelude) written to commemorate the birth in 1685 of famous Danish playwright Holberg
Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti
Italian Concerto by JS Bach

Karin McCullough, piano

Clair de Lune by Gabriel Faure
Sicilienne Op. 78  by Gabriel Faure
Elegy Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure
Retrouvailles  by Elliott Carter
Elegy by Elliott Carter
Waltz Op. 42 No. 3 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Elegy Op. 44 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola
TBA (guest artist), flute