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.

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


4 Songs, Op. 13 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

  1. A nun takes the veil
  2. The secrets of the old
  3. Sure on this shining night
  4. Nocturne

“Steal me, sweet thief” from The Old Maid and the Thief  by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
“Monica’s Waltz” from The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti

Lin Chen, soprano and Lucy Wenger, piano

The Graceful Ghost Rag  by William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Sonata Fred the Cat by Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)

Lucy Wenger, piano

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” by Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Candice Chin, violin and Joan Lundquist, piano


The Echoing Green by John Ireland (1879 – 1962)
Garden in Her face by John Ireland
Full fathom five by John Ireland
You Spotted Snakes by Frederick Keel (1871-1954)
It was a lover  by Vaughn Williams (1872-1958)
Last invocation by Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Beethoven violin sonata and piano music by Mozart and Chopin @ 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

Rondo in a-minor, K511 by W.A. Mozart
Fantasie in f-minor, op.47 by Frédéric Chopin

Valentina Rodov, piano

The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach @ Mirabella
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

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 and Ann Rackl, violins
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello

The Goldberg Variations, selections

Karin McCullough, piano

Violin Sonata No. 1 in g minor (Adagio and Andante movements), BWV 1001

Candice Chin, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

Trio sonata in G Major, BWV 1038

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