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.

Oct
28
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction and Biographical notes by Midge Bowman, Music and Art Historian

Early Period

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4 Chevaux de boix (1885-1887)
Two Arabesques, No. 1 (1888-91)
Suite Bergamasque, Clair de lune (1890)
Prose Lyriques, No. 3, de fleurs (1893)

Middle Period

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune and No. 3 Colloque sentimental (1904)
Children’s Corner, No. 6 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (1906)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) (1910)

Late Period

Mallarmé songs, No 2 Place futile (1913)
Preludes, selections (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, First Movement (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)

Intermission

 

La damoiselle élue (1887, re-orchestrated in 1902)

A cantata for two soloists, female choir, and orchestra, based on a text by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It premiered in Paris in 1893.

Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Kathy Zufall, violins
Janice Gockel and Carolyn Wyman, violas
Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

Dec
3
Sun
Original Works by LMC Composers: Expressions of Winter @ Music Center of the Northwest
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

Original works for voice and piano by LMC member composers

program TBA

Jan
20
Sat
Introduction and Allegro by Ravel, 4 Songs for Female Chorus, Horns & Harp by Brahms @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor mit zwei Hörner und Harfe, Op. 17 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (The full sound of harps rings out)
  2. Lied von Shakespeare (The song of Shakespeare)
  3. Der Gärtner (The Gardener)
  4. Gesang aus Fingal (Singing from Fingal)
Feb
24
Sat
Music for soprano and oboe, clarinet and wind ensembles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Collaborative programming TBA involving the soprano voice, oboe, clarinet, piano and other wind instruments

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Julie Shankland, clarinet

Mar
17
Sat
Bach Birthday Concert @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

A celebration of the birth month of JS Bach: music for keyboard, violin, voice, recorders

Malya Muth, Lin Chen and Leslie Stark, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, keyboard

Jill Carlsen, recorder

Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violin

Apr
28
Sat
Music of America and the British Isles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Music from America and the British Isles featuring music for voice, piano, violin, recorder.

Katie Hochman and Lin Chen, sopranos

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Candice Chin, violin

Lucy Wenger and Joan Lundquist, piano

Jill Carlsen, recorder