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
27
Sat
Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Extravaganza @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Poem

Sonata for cello and piano in g minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1835-1921)

  • Allegro Scherzando

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Отрывок из А. Мюссе (Excerpt from Alfred de Musset) by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Au Cimitiere” (At the cemetery) from Les nuits d’été byHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Graceful Ghost Rag byWilliam Bolcom (b. 1938)

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“The Jewel Song” from Faust byCharles Gounod (1818-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

“L’altra notte” (The other night) from Mefistofele byArrigo Boito (1842-1918)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Suite No. 5 for solo cello, BWV 1011 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

  • Sarabande

Erika Pierson, cello

Sonata, Op. 40 for cello and piano by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  • Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Pictures at an Exhibition byModest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

  • “Gnomus”
  • “Old Castle”

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Nebbie (Mists) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Waldesgespracht (Conversation in the Forest) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Erlkonig (Elfking) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Jill Carlsen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death)  by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Jan
26
Sat
Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.

Feb
23
Sat
Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine & Spanish Song recital @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 23 @ 7:00 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

INTERMISSION

Spanish music by Rodrigo, Luna, Granados, Serrano, Montsalvatge, and Mompou

Diane Althaus, soprano
TBA, piano
TBA, cello

Mar
30
Sat
Bach Centennial @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrating the birth month of J.S. Bach.

Various artists with a mini lecture.

Apr
27
Sat
NW Composers Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

LMC members perform the music of NW local composers.

Program TBA featuring music by:

John Muehleisen
Jeff Moidel
Karen Thomas
Alex Shapiro
Garrett Fisher
Sarah Mattox
Matthew James-Briggs
Kam Morrill
Heidi Fivash