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.

Herbolsheimer folk song settings, music for oboe, bassoon & piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm

Up and Away – The Story of a Balloon by Alyssa Morris (b. 1984)

Life on a String
Letting Go

Trio de Salon by Marie Félice Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval (1830-1907)

Gail Perstein, oboe; Eric Shankland, bassoon (guest performer); Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

The Ballad: Stories in Song

A tribute to Bern Herbolsheimer (1948-2016)

Danny Boy Irish trad., arr. Julie Knowles, b. 1948

Bern Herbolsheimer, 1948-2015

From American Folk Song Settings American trad., arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer

The Silvery Moon
Wicked Polly
William Cook
Uncle Joe
Red River Valley

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

This performance is part of Herbolsheimer Festival 2017, a year long celebration of the musical legacy of Northwest composer Bern Herbolsheimer. For a complete list of the participating groups and events, please visit

LMC Opera presents Fairytales, Folklore and Legend @ West Seattle Library
May 14 @ 3:00 pm
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
“Signore, ascolta” from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart
“Sie ist’s! Er ist’s! from Die Verschworen by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
“The song to the moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Tornami a vagheggiar (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel
“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)
The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Amber Rose Johnson and Mele Santos – sopranos
Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano
Nicole Truesdell – piano