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
19
Sun
French romantic songs and duets @ Mirabella
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

Les Dansesde Mormont ( The dances of Mormont) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Les Trois Oiseaux (The three birds) by Leo Delibes (1836 -1891)
Mimi Pinson by Gabriel Pierne (1844-1926)
Au Bord de L’eau (By the water) by Emile Paladilhe (1844-1926)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Ouvre ton coeur (Open your heart) by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Si tu le veux (If you like) by Charles Koechlin (1876-1950)
Chere nuit (Dear night) by Alfred Bachelet (1854-1923)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Joie! (Joy) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Marine by Jules Massenet
Fantoches (Puppets) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Canzone Madrigalescha (Madrigal song) by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
El Desdichado (The unfortunate one) by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Chants d’Auvergne (Selections) by Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879 – 1957)

La pastoura als camps (The Shepherdess in the Fields)
Baïlèro (Song of the shepherd of the High Auverne)
Lo fiolairé (The spinner)
Malurous qu’o uno fenno (Unfortunate is the one who has a wife)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Les trois belles damoiselles (The three beautiful girls) by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

Katie Hochman and Mele Santos, sopranos and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
17
Sun
Schubert’s Frauenliebe und -leben and oboe/English horn duets by Beethoven and Shapiro @ Mirabella
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Monologue 2 for oboe by Erland von Koch (1910 – 2009)

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegro molto vivace

Re:pair – duet for oboe and English horn by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962)

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn

Robert Schumman (Photo Credit: Adolph von Menzel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Frauenliebe und -leben (Woman’s love and life) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
  2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen
  4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
  6. Süsser Freund, du blickest
  7. An meinem Herzen
  8. Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Sonata for oboe and English horn by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Transcribed by Alan Hawkins

  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino con moto, theme and variations
  3. Allegro assai

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn

Jan
21
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck reform opera @ Mirabella
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

“vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Regina Thomas, soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

Son nata lagrimar (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano    Sesto ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

“Lo conosco” (I know it) from La serva padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano and Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

“Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano

“Furie di donna irata” from La buona figliuola by Niccolò Piccinni (1728-1800)

Cecchina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Clarice Warrick, soprano and Orfeo ~ Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger, piano

Stage Direction ~ Janene Nelson

Feb
18
Sun
New Members Concert @ Mirabella
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm

Special Programming TBD featuring LMC members who have join in the last year.

Apr
15
Sun
Beethoven violin sonata and vocal music by NW composer Kam Morrill @ Mirabella
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

Beethoven violin sonata

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Idaho Songs by Kam Morrill

  1. Indifference
  2. Feisty
  3. My Mountains

I Wander  Dreaming

Housman Songs

  1. To an athlete dying young
  2. With Rue
  3. Now Hollow Fires

Madrigals for three sopranos (poetry by e.e. cummings)

  1. Thy fingers make early flowers
  2. I spoke to thee with a smile
  3. All in green went my love riding
  4. When god lets my body be

Katie Hochman, Regina Thomas and Tiina Ritalahti, sopranos
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

May
20
Sun
Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Wind Ensemble program @ Mirabella
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Wind Ensemble Program TBA

Julie Shankland, clarinet and collaborative partners, TBA

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (The Wedding Cantata) by JS Bach

  1. Aria: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten (Only soft, sorrowful shadows)
  2. Recitative: Die Welt wird wieder neu (The world will be new again)
  3. Aria: Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden (Phoebus hurries with fast horses)
  4. Recitative: Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnugen
  5. Aria: Wenn die Fruhlingslufte streichen (So love also seeks his pleasure)
  6. Recitative: Und dieses ist das Glucke (And this is happiness)
  7. Aria: Sich uben im Lieben, in Scherzen sich herzen (Being in love, to jest and carress)
  8. Recitative: So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe (So may the union of love)
  9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit tausend helle Wohlfahrstage (See in contentment a thousand bright and prosperous days)

Emily Riesser, soprano and chamber ensemble musicians, TBA