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 – The Italians: from Verdi to verismo @ Mirabella
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm

“Vieni t’affretta” from MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi – 1847
“Non pianger mia compagna” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi – 1866
“Pietà, pietà, perdon!….O don fatale” from Don Carlo
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni – 1890
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini – 1896
“Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea – 1902
“Accerba Volutta” from Adriana Lecouvreur
“Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio”, duet for Butterfly and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly – 1904

Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

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

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

Mele Santos and Katie Hochman, sopranos

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Joan Lundquist, piano

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

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

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

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn

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

Barber’s Hermit Songs and Music for Flute and Oboe @ Mirabella
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm

Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber  (1910-1981)

  1. At St Patrick’s Purgatory” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)
  2. “Church Bell at Night” (translated by Howard Mumford Jones)
  3. “St Ita’s Vision” (translated by Chester Kallman)
  4. “The Heavenly Banquet” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)
  5. “The Crucifixion” (translated by Howard Mumford Jones)
  6. “Sea Snatch” (translated by Kenneth H. Jackson)
  7. “Promiscuity” (translated by Kenneth H. Jackson)
  8. “The Monk and his Cat” (translated by W.H. Auden)
  9. “The Praises of God” (translated by W.H. Auden)
  10. “The Desire for Hermitage” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)

Lin Chen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Wind ensemble program TBA

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe

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