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.

Songs of Time, Life & Love , Violin music by Kreisler, Massenet and Brahms @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Songs of Time, Life & Love

Trois Chansons de Bilitis  (Three Songs of Bilitis)         Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

  1. La Flûte de Pan  (Pan’s Flute)
  2. La Chevelure (The Tresses)
  3. Le Tombeau des Naiades (The Tomb of the Naiades)

On the day when death will knock at thy door by John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)
Diaphenia by Dominick Argento (b. 1927)
i carry your heart by John Woods Duke (1899-1984)
The Sleep that flits on Baby’s Eyes by John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)
Polo by Manuel deFalla (1876-1946)
The Secrets of the Old, Op. 13, No. 2 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Sure on This Shining Night, Op. 13, No. 3 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Lesley Chapin Wyckoff, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Violin solos by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy)
Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)
Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani

Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet (1842-1912) transcribed for violin solo by M.P Marsick

Scherzo from the Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth., “FAE Sonata” by Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897)

Candice Chin, violin and Joyce Gibb piano

Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of the birth month of J.S. Bach with music for keyboard, voice, flute, violin, oboe, recorders.

“Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen göttlichen Flammen” from Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How beautifully shines the Morning Star), BWV 1

Lin Chen, soprano
Gail Perstein, English horn
Lucy Wenger, piano


“Mein gläubiges Herze” from Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68

Lin Chen, soprano      Candice Chin, violin
Gail Perstein, oboe     Lucy Wenger, piano

“Nichts kann mich erretten” from Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano     Lucy Wenger, piano

The Goldberg Variations
Original aria
First Variation
Last Variation (Quodlibet)
Aria (Recapitulation)

Karin McCullough, piano

“Wir eilen mit schwachen” from Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Leslie Stark and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Lucy Wenger, piano

“Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt” from Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Lin Chen, soprano and Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Lucy Wenger, piano

Bist du bei mir

Leslie Stark, soprano
Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violins
Karin McCullough, piano
Kris Palmer, flute


“Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris”, No. 9 from Mass in b minor, BWV 232

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violins
Lucy Wenger, piano

 “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben” (Part II, No.58) from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Katie Hochman, soprano    Kris Palmer, flute     Karin McCullough, piano

Well-Temper-Clavier selection TBA

Lucy Wenger, piano

“Sich üben im Lieben” from Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202
“The Wedding Cantata”

Leslie Stark, soprano     Gail Perstein, oboe     Karin McCullough, piano

“Schafe können sicher weiden” from Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208
“The Hunting Cantata”

Katie Hochman, soprano
Jill Carlsen and Sabine Endrigkeit, recorders
Karin McCullough, piano

“Ei, wie schmeckt der Coffee suesse” from Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211
“The Coffee Cantata”

Lin Chen, soprano     Kris Palmer, flute     Karin McCullough, piano

Trio sonata in G Major, BWV 1038

Kris Palmer, flute    Candice Chin, violin    Karin McCullough, piano

Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and trio for violin, cello and piano, op 100. @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm
Cello, Violin and Piano Trio

Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Susan Strick, soprano
Julie Shankland, clarinet
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Trio for violin, cello and piano in Eb major, D. 929/Op. 100 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto

Kathryn Zufall, violin and Frances Walton, cello
Valentina Rodov, piano

Beethoven violin sonata and Duets and solos for Clarinet @ Mirabella
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

Piano and Violin Sonata in F op. 24 (“Spring”) by Beethoven

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Sonatina for Clarinet Solo “Tema con variazioni,” Movement No. 1 by Miklós Rózsa

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet

Duo No. 1 by Fritz Kroepsch

Humoreske by Anton Dvorak

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinets

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

Beethoven violin sonata and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Piano and Violin Sonata in F op. 24 (“Spring”) by Beethoven

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Piano recital TBA

Valentina Rodov, piano

Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Wind Ensemble program @ Mirabella
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Wind Ensemble Program TBA

Julie Shankland, clarinet and collaborative partners, TBA

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (The Wedding Cantata) by JS Bach

  1. Aria: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten (Only soft, sorrowful shadows)
  2. Recitative: Die Welt wird wieder neu (The world will be new again)
  3. Aria: Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden (Phoebus hurries with fast horses)
  4. Recitative: Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnugen
  5. Aria: Wenn die Fruhlingslufte streichen (So love also seeks his pleasure)
  6. Recitative: Und dieses ist das Glucke (And this is happiness)
  7. Aria: Sich uben im Lieben, in Scherzen sich herzen (Being in love, to jest and carress)
  8. Recitative: So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe (So may the union of love)
  9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit tausend helle Wohlfahrstage (See in contentment a thousand bright and prosperous days)

Emily Riesser, soprano
Jill Carlsen, recorder
Candice Chin & Ann Rackl, violin
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello