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.

Oboe duets by Telemann, Goddard & Sellner, Songs from American & British Musical Theater @ West Seattle Library
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm

Canonic Sonate # 6 by Georg Philipp Teleman (1681 – 1767)

  1. Vivace
  2. Soave
  3. Allegro Assai

Tricks & Games by Mark Goddard (1960 -)

  1. Trumpet Prelude
  2. Chinese Chequers
  3. Follow my Leader
  4. Leap Frog
  5. Draughts
  6. Baboushka
  7. Cowboys
  8. Indians
  9. Hobby Horse
  10. Tin Soldiers
  11. Cat’s Cradle
  12. Rag Time
  13. Trumpet Postlude

Duet #10  by Joseph Sellner (1787 – 1843)

  1. Allegro Agitato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Sharon Jung and Gail Perstein, oboes

“The Sun whose rays are all ablaze” from the Mikado by Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sullivan (1842-1900)
“Once Upon A Dream” from Jekyll & Hyde by Frank Wildhorn (b. 1959)
“Loving You” from Passion by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1954)
“How Could I ever Know” from the Secret Garden by Lucy Simon (b. 1943) and Marsha Norman (b. 1947)
“Is this Home?” from Beauty and The Beast by Tim Rice (b. 1944) and Alan Menken (b. 1949)
“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Tell Me on a Sunday by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948)
“Till I Hear You Sing”  from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Love Never Dies” from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Lin Chen keeps herself busy singing and playing the violin as a freelance musician in the Greater Seattle area. Her vocal adventures started at the age of 16 when she started taking singing lessons out of her love for Musical Theatre. It wasn’t long before she started to discover a new interest for Opera and has been singing and learning the classical repertoires ever since. Growing up in Australia, she was fortunate to study with a number of teachers from the Griffith and the Sydney Conservatoriums and was an active participant in the local performance scene. Lin is excited to be a part of LMC and look forward to sharing her music with the LMC community!

Gail Perstein has a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College, a Bachelor of Music from P.L.U., a Master of Music from U.W. (both in oboe performance) and a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology, also from U.W.  She splits her time between teaching oboe privately, performing on oboe/English horn, and performing early music. She played in both early and classical music groups at P.L.U. and U.W., and continues performing in various settings, ranging from Tacoma Opera to local church services. Ms. Perstein performed for many years with her own medieval group, Chansonnier, and using period instruments.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Ladies Musical Club as chair of the Frances Walton Competition Committee.

20th Century Girl Power: works for flute and piano, soprano recital @ West Seattle Library
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm

Recital TBA

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

  •                Song
  •                Scherzo
  •                Little Fugue
La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc @ West Seattle Library
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm

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
TBA, piano

LMC Opera: Scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

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!)

Oboe recital, Bach flute and piano sonata @ West Seattle Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Recital TBA

Sharon Jung, oboe

Bach flute/keyboard sonata in E Major

Kris Palmer, flute and Karin McCullough, piano

In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

Violin solo TBA

“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard
Violins dan le soir by Jules Massenet
Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst
Sea Pictures, selections by Edward Elgar

Last invocation by Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Solo recital for soprano, Beethoven violin sonata @ West Seattle Library
May 12 @ 3:00 pm

Solo recital TBA

Molly Tomlinson, soprano and TBA, piano

Beethoven violin sonata

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano