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.

Songs Rachmaninoff and Strauss, Piano music by Tchaikovsky and Chopin @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

In the Silent Night, Op. 4 No. 3
Believe It or Not, Op. 14, No.7
A Dream, Op. 8, No. 5

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. 39, No. 4 

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

The Seasons, op.37b by Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • October, “Autumn Song”,
    November, “Troika”
    December, “Christmas”

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

Valentina Rodov, piano

Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and duets for piano 4 hands @ 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 Lucy Wenger, piano

A program for Piano 4 hands


Risa Jun and Dr. Yelena Balabanova in 2015 christening the new Steinway B placed by LMC on long term loan to the Central library.

Orchestral Suite No.2 in b minor, Minuet and Scherzo by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite No.3 in d major, Air by J.S. Bach
Vocalise Op.34 No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
L’enfant prodigue (The prodigal son), Prelude by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
The Young Prince and Princess (Scheherezade,Op.35) by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Neapolitan Song by Luigi Denza (1846-1922)

Risa Jun and Yelena Balbanova (guest artist), piano

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

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

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


Music to Maria Poems, composed and performed by Hilary Field, guitar
(based on “Killing Marías” poems by Claudia Castro Luna)
María Agustina Mystical Rose
María Cristina Hanging Chrysallis
María Queen of Lullabies
María Estela Cause of Our Joy
María Luisa y Sus Tres Niños Fiercest of Mothers

Other Vocal and piano music by LMC member composers, TBD


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