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.
Lin Chen, soprano
Sharon Jung, oboe
Lin Chen, soprano
20th Century American Girl Power: Works for Flute and Piano
Emily’s Images (1987) by Vivian Fine
A collection of very brief musical miniatures inspired and entitled by the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
- A Spider Sewed at Night
- A Clock Stopped – Not the Mantel’s
- Exultation is the Going
- The Robin is a Gabriel
- After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes
- The Leave Like Women Interchange
- A Day! Help! Help! Another Day
Legacy (1999) by Jennifer Higdon
Higdon writes, “Legacy ponders the questions…where does mourning begin and end? When do we cross over the lines of pain and abuse? Does the sadness begin somewhere deep within leading us to that place? When we remember, do we remember the pain or the sadness? How are we marked for such a destiny and how are we marked after passing…through that door? What leads to this path?”
Selections from Sueños de Chambi: Snapshots for an Andean Album (2002) by Gabriela Lena Frank
These selected movements were inspired by the work of Martín Chambi (1891-1973), the first Amerindian photographer to achieve international acclaim, albeit posthumously. Sueños de Chambi (“Dreams of Chambi”) is Frank’s musical interpretation of seven photos from Chambi’s vast collection of pictures.
Suite “Homage to Hindemith” (1948) by Emma Lou Diemer
- Little Fugue
La voix humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
a forty-minute, one-act opera
Arranged for soprano and piano
Synopsis: a woman’s last conversation with the lover who has left her for another.
Emily Riesser, soprano
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W.A. Mozart, select scenes
with commentary by LMC Opera Director, Regina Thomas
No. 1 Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe! sonst bin ich verloren (Help, Help or I am lost!)
No. 2 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher I am indeed)
No. 3 “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” (This likeness is enchantingly lovely)
No. 4 O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! (O tremble not, my dear son.)
No. 5 Hm! Hm! Hm! (Quintet )
No. 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (In men, who feel love)
No. 12 Wie, wie wie? (Who, who, who?) quintet
No. 14 Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Hells Revenge cooks in my heart)
No. 17 Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Ah, I feel it, it has disappeared)
Finale Heil sei euch geweihten! (Hail to you who are consecrated!)