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.

Apr
6
Thu
Folk Song Settings by Herbolsheimer, Recorder duets from Ancient to Modern Times @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm

Toccata” by Markus Zahnhausen (b.1965)

Sonata No. 1 in F      G.P. Telemann (1681–1767)

  Dolce
  Allegro
  Largo

  Vivace

Ode II       Ryōhei Hirose (1930–2008)

Jill Carlsen & Sabine Endrigkeit, recorders

The Ballad: Stories in Song

A tribute to Bern Herbolsheimer (1948-2016)

Danny Boy Irish trad., arr. Julie Knowles, b. 1948

Bern Herbolsheimer, 1948-2015 http://bernherbolsheimer.com/bio.php

From American Folk Song Settings American trad., arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer

The Silvery Moon
Wicked Polly
William Cook
Uncle Joe
Red River Valley

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

This performance is part of Herbolsheimer Festival 2017, a year long celebration of the musical legacy of Northwest composer Bern Herbolsheimer. For a complete list of the participating groups and events, please visit http://bernherbolsheimer.com/festival.php

Apr
9
Sun
Herbolsheimer folk song settings, music for oboe, bassoon & piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm

Up and Away – The Story of a Balloon by Alyssa Morris (b. 1984)


Inhale/Exhale
Life on a String
Letting Go

Trio de Salon by Marie Félice Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval (1830-1907)

Gail Perstein, oboe; Eric Shankland, bassoon (guest performer); Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

The Ballad: Stories in Song

A tribute to Bern Herbolsheimer (1948-2016)

Danny Boy Irish trad., arr. Julie Knowles, b. 1948

Bern Herbolsheimer, 1948-2015 http://bernherbolsheimer.com/bio.php

From American Folk Song Settings American trad., arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer

The Silvery Moon
Wicked Polly
William Cook
Uncle Joe
Red River Valley

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

This performance is part of Herbolsheimer Festival 2017, a year long celebration of the musical legacy of Northwest composer Bern Herbolsheimer. For a complete list of the participating groups and events, please visit http://bernherbolsheimer.com/festival.php

Apr
12
Wed
Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm

Rückert-Lieder music by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” (I breathed a gentle fragrance)
“Liebst du um Schönheit” (If you love for beauty)
“Um Mitternacht” (At midnight)
“Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!” (Do not look at my songs!)
“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” (I am lost to the world)

Alexandra Picard, soprano & Glenda Williams, piano

Sonata No. 17 in D minor ,Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Grande Waltz ,Op. 42 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Maria Khavin, piano

Apr
21
Fri
Brahms viola sonata, songs by French and Spanish composers @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

Après un rêve (After a dream) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Chanson triste (Sad song) by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
L’invitation au voyage (The invitation to travel) by Henri Duparc

Lin Chen, soprano     Grace Huang, piano

Viola sonata, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Yi Zhou,  viola & Grace Huang, piano

Con qué la lavaré?‘(With what shall I bathe?) by  Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Asturiana (Asturian song) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Las locas por amor (Crazy for Love) by  Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

Diane Althaus, soprano & Grace Huang, piano

“Schelm, halt fest” from Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter) by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Lin Chen, soprano as Ännchen  & Diane Althaus, soprano as Agathe

Grace Huang, piano

Apr
22
Sat
Celebrating the Masterworks of W.A. Mozart @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duets for two oboes arranged by Gail Perstein, Edited by Gunther Joppig

“Non più andrai” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Voi, che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” from Die Zauberflöte
“Ein Madchen oder Weibchen” from Die Zauberflöte

Gail Perstein and Sharon Jung, oboe

“Laudamus te” from Mass in c minor, K. 427

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

“Et incarnatus est” from Mass in c minor, K. 427

Meg Daly, soprano

Serenade No. 10 in B flat Major, Movement III. Adagio, K. 361
Piano concerto No. 23 in A Major, Movement II. Adagio,  K. 488

Lucy Wenger, piano

Requiem, K. 626

  1. Introit/Kyrie
  2. Dies irae
  3. Tuba mirum
  4. Rex tremendae
  5. Recordare
  6. Confutatis
  7. Lacrimosa

LMC Member musicians

Meg Daly, soprano Gwen Trussler, mezzo-sop Emily Riesser, soprano Candice Chin, violin
Ann Rackl, violin Janice Gockel, viola Terry Cook, cello Madeline Beery, flute
Gail Perstein, oboe Sharon Jung, oboe Lucy Wenger, piano Eun Cho, conductor

 

Guest Artists

Julie Buetow, clarinet Sarah Peniston, bassoon Rob Quiesser, trombone
Jon Brenner, violone Emily Robinson, alto Greta Birkby, alto
James Walters, tenor Cary Lee, tenor Justin Kalm, tenor
Lisa Arden Wright, soprano Gus Blazek, bass Ron Knoebel, bass
Glenn Nielsen, bass JJ Barrett, French horn

 

Apr
30
Sun
Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer, Piano music by Brahms and Mozart @ Mirabella Seattle
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525 by W.A. Mozart, arranged for piano 4 hands

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo

Valentina Rodov and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 (Andante Espressivo) by Johannes Brahms

Valentina Rodov, piano

Liebesliederwaltzer (Love song waltzes), Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms

  1. Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes (Speak, girl whom I love all too well)
  2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut (The stream dashes against the stones)
  3. O die Frauen (Oh, women)
  4. Wie des Abends schöne Röthe (Like the beautiful red glow of evening)
  5. Die grüne Hopfenranke (The green hopvine)
  6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel nahm (A little pretty bird took flight)
  7. Wohl schön bewandt war es vorehe (How good and pleasant it was)
  8. Wenn so lind dein Augen mir (When your eyes look at me)
  9. Am Donaustrande (On the banks of the Danube)
  10. O wie sanft die Quelle (Oh, how gently the stream)
  11. Nein, est ist nicht auszukommen mit den Leuten(No, there’s no dealing with people)
  12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser (Locksmith, come, and make locks)
  13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft (The little bird flutters through the air)
  14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar (See how clear the waters are)
  15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön (The nightingale sings so beautifully)
  16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe. (Love is a dark shaft)
  17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht (Light of my life, don’t walk out there)
  18. Es bebet das Gesträuche (The bushes are quivering)

Leslie Stark, soprano     Kathryn Vinson, alto
Brian Minnick (guest artist), tenor     Renwick Hester (guest artist), bass
Johanna Mastenbrook & Valentina Rodov, piano

May
8
Mon
Chanson: The Art of French Melody @ University House, Wallingford
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Serenade by Gabriel Pierné (1835-1937)
Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Serenade Florentine by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Clair de lune by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune by Josef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956)
La Nuit (Duet)  by Ernest Chausson
Enfant, si j’etais Roi by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Oh, quand je dors by Franz Liszt
Puisque ici bas (Duet)  by Gabriel Fauré
Guitare  by Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Guitare by Franz Liszt
Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Matinee d’ete (trio) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

 Katie Hochman, Tiina Ritalahti, Ya-Li Lee and Joyce Allison, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

May
10
Wed
Chanson: The Art of French Melody @ Seattle Central Library
May 10 @ 12:00 pm


Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Serenade Florentine by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Clair de lune by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune by Josef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956)
La Nuit (Duet)  by Ernest Chausson
Enfant, si j’etais Roi by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Oh, quand je dors by Franz Liszt
Puisque ici bas (Duet)  by Gabriel Fauré
Guitare  by Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Guitare by Franz Liszt
Mandoline by Gabriel Fauré
Mandoline by Claude Debussy
Matinee d’ete (trio) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

 Katie Hochman, Tiina Ritalahti, Ya-Li Lee and Joyce Allison, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

May
11
Thu
Songs by Bellini and music for violin & piano by Kreisler @ Seattle Art Museum
May 11 @ 12:00 pm

*Please note that though there is an admission cost to the museum on this day, access to LMC concerts are always free!

Works by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

L’abbandono (Romanza) (The abandonment)
Malinconia, Ninfa gentile (Melancholy gentle nymph)
Vanne, o rosa fortunata (Go, fortunate rose)
“Eccomi . . . O quante volte,” (Here I am… o how many times) from I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Almen, se non poss’io seguir l’amato bene (At least if I am not able to follow my beloved)
Per pietà, bell’idol mio (Have pity, my dearest one)
Ma rendi pur contento (Only make her happy)

Emily Riesser, soprano     Lucy Wenger, piano

Music for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Ann Rackl, violin & Selina Chu, piano

 

May
13
Sat
Music of Spain and South America @ SeaTac Community Center
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-sponsored by LMC and the City of SeatacFlamenco dancer

Suite española, Op. 47 by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Guitar music TBA

A próle do bébé (A baby’s family) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)

Poema en forma de canciones, Op.19 by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

Odeon (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)

Ferramenta (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth

Guitar Music TBA

INTERMISSION

Danza Triste by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Zambra by Enrique Granados

Canciones clásicas españolas by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

Guitar music TBA

Featured performers
Geisa Dutra, Lucy Wenger and Yuliya Minina, piano
Meg Daly, Gwen Trussler and Regina Thomas, voice
TBA, guitar