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.

Mar
11
Sun
Songs and Duets for soprano and mezzo-soprano @ West Seattle Library
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm

“La regata veniziana” (The Venetian boat race) from Soirées musicales by Gioachino Rossini
“Non disperar” (Do not dispair) from Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel
“O mio Fernando” from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
“Evening Prayer” from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
An den Mond (To the moon) D.193 by Franz Schubert
Lambertine, D. 301 by Franz Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) D.118 by Franz Schubert
“Va! Laisse couler mes larme” (Go! Leave me to cry) from Werther by Jules Massenet
“Près des ramparts de Séville” (Near the ramparts of Seville) from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Au bord de l’eau, (At the water’s edge) Op. 8, No.1 by Gabriel Fauré
“The flower duet” from Lakmé by Léo Delibes
“Amor” (Love) from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom
“The trees on the mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Sisters” from White Christmas by Irving Berlin

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
John Burkhardt (guest artist), piano

Apr
8
Sun
Songs by Janet Anderson, 20th Century American Opera @ West Seattle Library
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm

For Snow by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. Snow-Flakes (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  2. Silver Filigree (Elinor Wylie)
  3. For Snow (Eleanor Farjeon)

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
  2. Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
  3. London poets (Amy Levy)
  4. Fog (words by John Davidson)
  5. London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano, and Janet Anderson, piano

“The Trees on the Mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“Isn’t the weather awful” from The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
“Kiss me not goodbye” from The Mighty Casey by William Schumann
“What will it be for me?” from Regina by Marc Blitzstein
“No more pale moon” from Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem

Amber Rose Johnson, Clarice Warrick, Emily Riesser and Molly Tomlinson, sopranos
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, direction and narration

May
6
Sun
Piano music by Ravel, Chopin and Liszt @ West Seattle Library
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Etude-Tableau in G minor, Op.33, No. 8 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5

Valses nobles et sentimentales  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Modéré – très franc
  2. Assez lent – avec une expression intense
  3. Modéré
  4. Assez animé
  5. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
  6. Vif
  7. Moins vif
  8. Épilogue: lent

Joyce Gibb, piano

Recital TBA

Amber Rose Johnson