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.

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

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“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 ~ Lisa Cardwell Pontén (guest artist), soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-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 ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

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

Serpina ~ Heather Mullin, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

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

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

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

Euridice ~ Lisa Cardwell Pontén (guest artist) soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

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

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Songs by Obradors, Italian and French Opera, and Korean composers for soprano and mezzo-soprano @ Mirabella
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)
La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
“Con amores, la mi madre” (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
“Del cabello mas sutil” (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia
(Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by G. F. Handel
“O mio Fernando” (O my Fernando)  from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
“Quel guardo il cavaliero” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

“Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” (My heart opens itself to your voice) from Samson and Dalilah by Camille Saint-Saëns
“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Beautiful night, o night of love) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Singing Cosmos by Heung-yeoul Lee (1909-1980)
As spring comes across the river by Keungsoo Im
In the flower clouds by Heung-yeoul Lee

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Gone Are The Old Times(옛날은 가고 없어도)  by Lee, Ho-Seop (1918-unknown)
The Village in the mountain(산촌)  Jo, DuNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

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

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