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
11
Wed
Mozart string quartet in F major and solo piano recital @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm

String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590 by W.A. Mozart

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Minuetto/Allegretto

Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

Piano recital TBA

Geisa Dutra, piano

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

Nov
4
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

NTRODUCTION AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES BY MIDGE BOWMAN, MUSIC AND ART HISTORIAN

EARLY PERIOD

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4 Chevaux des 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)
Sonata for Cello and piano, selections (1915)
Douze Etudes, selections (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)

Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Candice Chin, violin
Terry Cook, cello

 

Nov
12
Sun
Soprano recital and Mozart String Quartet, K. 590 @ West Seattle Library
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

Vocal Recital TBA

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590 by W.A. Mozart

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Minuetto/Allegretto

Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

Nov
19
Sun
Mozart string quartet K. 590 and French romantic songs and duets @ Mirabella
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590 by W.A. Mozart

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Minuetto/Allegretto

Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Joan Lundquist, piano

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
1
Thu
Violin sonatas by Beethoven and Grieg @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
  3. Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 3, No. 45  by Edvard Grieg (1843 –  1907)
  1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  2. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  3. Allegro animato
Angie Kam, violin and  Jennifer Li, piano
Feb
3
Sat
Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Strauss 4 last songs @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

4 Letzte Lieder (4 last songs), TrV 296 by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  1. Frühling (Spring)
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen (While going to sleep)
  4. Im Abendrot (In twilight)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

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

 

Feb
8
Thu
Violin sonatas by Beethoven and Grieg @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
  3. Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 3, No. 45  by Edvard Grieg (1843 –  1907)
  1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  2. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  3. Allegro animato
Angie Kam, violin and  Jennifer Li, piano
Feb
9
Fri
Spanish vocal and piano music, Korean songs, Mendelssohn trio in d minor
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

Korean Art Songs by Heung-yeoul Lee 1909-1980

Singing Cosmos
The river of my heart
In the flower clouds

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

Intermission

Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

  1. Vivace molto and Melodico
  2. Tempo de Vals noble
  3. Tempo de Vals lento
  4. Allegro humoristico
  5. Allegretto (elegante)
  6. Quasi ad libitum (sentimental)
  7. Vivo
  8. Presto

Karin McCullough, piano

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
Con amores, la mi madre (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
Del cabello mas sutil (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia (Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

Suite Espagnola, Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Suite Espagnola, Cuba (Nocturno)

Karin McCullough, piano