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 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)

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

 

Feb
1
Thu
Music by Beethoven and Grieg for violin and piano @ 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
Music for strings and harp by Ravel and songs by Richard Strauss @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

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

  1. Frühling
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen
  4. Im Abendrot

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet  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
14
Wed
Mendelssohn piano trio and Dvorak Gypsy Songs @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Feb 14 @ 12:00 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

Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní (My Song of Love Rings Through the Dusk)
  2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní (Hey, Ring Out, My Triangle)
  3. A les je tichý kolem kol (All Round About the Woods are Still)
  4. Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me)
  5. Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole (Come and Join the Dance)
  6. Široké rukávy a široké gate (The Gypsy Songman)
  7. Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého (Give a Hawk a Fine Cage)

“Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Mar
3
Sat
Soprano vocal recital and Kodály duo for violin and cello @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

vocal recital TBA

Leslie Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7  by  Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

  1. Allegro serioso, non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Maestoso e largemente, ma non troppo lento

Candice Chin, violin     Louie Richmond (guest artist), cello

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

Beethoven violin sonata

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Piano recital TBA

Valentina Rodov, piano