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.

Desert Fables for Oboe, Cabaret Songs by Weill, Britten, Bolcom & Schoenberg @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm

Three Desert Fables for Solo Oboe by Jenni Brandon (1977-)

  1. The Joshua Tree and the Moth – A desert fable of love and survival
  2. The Rock and the Chuckwalla – Basking in the sun . . .
  3. The Ocotillo and the Bee – A Desert Waltz

Gail Perstein, oboe

Love in the Dictionary  by Celius Dougherty (1902-1986)
“Tell me the truth about Love” from Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Aria from The Mirror of Arcadia (Brettl-Lieder)  from  by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)Image result for hearts with an arrow
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself”from One Touch of Venus by Kurt Weill (1900-2012)
Amor from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938 )

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Fantasy No. 3, originally in B minor, for Solo Alto Recorder by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Snake for Solo English Horn by Michael Berkeley (b. 1948-)
Partly inspired by the poem The Snake by D.H. Lawrence

Gail Perstein, English horn and recorder

Music by JS Bach for solo violin and keyboard @ Crossroads Community Center
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm

Music by JS Bach

violin solo TBA

Selections from French Suite No. 1 in d minor, BWV 812 by JS Bach (1722)
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
VI. Gigue

Violin/Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016 by JS Bach (1720-1723)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio ma non tanto
IV. Allegro

violin solo TBA

Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 (1735)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

Adriana Hulscher, violin
Karin McCullough, piano

Bell’s Day Turned into Night for Mezzo-Soprano @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm

Day Turned Into Night by Iain Bell

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

Instrumental recital

TBA, instrument TBA

LMC Opera: The Beauty of Bel Canto @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

Music by Spontini, Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini

Performed with semi-stage with costumes

Katie Hochman, Clarice Alfonso and Lori Williams, sopranos

Katie Stevenson and Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-sopranos

Janene Nelson, direction and narration

Joan Lundquist, piano