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
7
Sun
Partita for oboe, bassoon and piano, NW Composer K. Morrill @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Partita for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by David Diamond (1935-2005)

  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Adagio espressivo
  3. Allegro molto

Terzetto No. 1 for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by Gaetano Corticelli (1804-1840)
(Central episode introduces Desdemona’s aria from Rossini’s Otello, “Assisa ai piè di un salice”)

Gail Perstein, oboe
Erik Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

NW Composer Spotlight: Kam Morrill

Idaho Songs by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Housman Songs by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

I Wander Dreaming by Kam Morrill

Regina Thomas, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Four Madrigals for three sopranos by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, Katie Hochman, and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Oct
11
Thu
Recitals for Soprano and solo piano @ Crossroads Community Center
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm

Toccata in C Minor BWV 911 by J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

6 Lieder, Op. 1 by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)

  1. Schwanenlied
  2. Wanderlied
  3. Warum Sind Denn Die Rosen So Blass
  4. Mayenlied
  5. Morgenständchen
  6. Gondellied

Impromptu Op. 90, No. 2 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Cantique by Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Vous M’Avez Regardé Avec Toute Votre Ȃme by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Les Lilas Qui Avaint Fleuri  by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Chanson  by Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)

From Four Anniversaries (1948) by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

I. For Felicia Montealegre
III.  For David Diamond

Fleeting is a Maiden’s Favor by Ethyl Smyth (1858-1944)

Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14 by  Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano and Cori Belle, piano

Molly Tomlinson grew up in the Seattle area, where she developed her lifelong passion for music. She earned her BA in Music from Chapman University and her MM in Voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Over the last two decades Molly has been fortunate to participate in both choral and solo music festivals, competitions and Young Artist Programs around the United States and abroad. In addition to performing Molly is a certified NATS teacher and enjoys teaching and collaborating with her students and colleagues. She is also the Choir Director for the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church in Woodinville. www.mollytomlinson.co

Cori Belle earned her Piano Performance degree from Grand Canyon University with additional studies at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She holds a teaching certificate from the University of Washington. As a collaborative pianist she has worked with a variety of schools, churches, and choral groups in Arizona and Washington and has performed across the United States, England, and Austria. She has served as music director and accompanist at Studio East, Second Story Repertory, and the International School in Bellevue. Currently she is the Kirkland Choral Society’s accompanist. Since 2012 Cori has programmed and performed in house concerts through her creation of Indie Musikhaus, bringing together a variety of musicians in the greater Seattle area. In 2018 she released her first solo classical album, Commonplace Beauty. www.coribelle.com

Oct
15
Mon
LMC Opera: The Music of Franz Lehar and Sigmund Romberg @ University House, Wallingford
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm

Operetta music by Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

“Einer wird kommen” from Der Zarewitsch
“Ich Mocht weider einmal die Heimat sehn” from Das Land des Lächelns
“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from Das Land des Lächelns
“Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden” from Paganini
“Meine Lippen sie Kussen” from Giuditta
“Vilja” from Die lustige Witwe
“Niemand liebt Dich so wie ich” from Paganini

Operetta music by Sigmund Romberg (1877- 1951)

“Romance” from The Desert Song
“Deep in my Heart”  from The Student Prince
”Softly as the Morning Sunrise” from The New Moon
“Lover, come back to me” from The New Moon
“One Kiss from The New Moon

Katie Hochman, soprano
Christine Menschner, soprano
Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Jesse Nordstrom (guest artist), tenor
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Oct
21
Sun
Berkeley sonata for recorder and piano, 20th century song recital @ Mirabella
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm

Sonatina for treble recorder and piano Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)

  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro moderato

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder and Nola Allen, piano

It’s all I have to bring today by Craig Urquhart
On this wondrous sea by Craig Urquhart

The Lordly Hudson by Ned Rorem (1923- )
Early in the morning by Ned Rorem

Sure on this shining night by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

La Bonne Cuisine (Four Recipes) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
I. Plum Pudding
II. Queus de Boeuf (Ox-tails)
III. Tavouk Gueunksis
IV. Civet à Toute Vitesse (Rabbit at Top Speed)

Come ready and see me by Richard Hundley (1981-2018)
Arise my love by Richard Hundley

Three Cowboy Songs by Libby Larsen (1950- )
Bucking Bronco
Lift me into heaven slowly
Billy the kid

Clarice Alfonso, soprano

Oct
26
Fri
Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Extravaganza @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Poem

Sonata for cello and piano in g minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1835-1921)

  • Allegro Scherzando

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Отрывок из А. Мюссе (Excerpt from Alfred de Musset) by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Au Cimitiere” (At the cemetery) from Les nuits d’été byHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Graceful Ghost Rag byWilliam Bolcom (b. 1938)

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“The Jewel Song” from Faust byCharles Gounod (1818-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

“L’altra notte” (The other night) from Mefistofele byArrigo Boito (1842-1918)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Suite No. 5 for solo cello, BWV 1011 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

  • Sarabande

Erika Pierson, cello

Sonata, Op. 40 for cello and piano by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  • Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Pictures at an Exhibition byModest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

  • “Gnomus”
  • “Old Castle”

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Nebbie (Mists) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Waldesgespracht (Conversation in the Forest) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Erlkonig (Elfking) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Jill Carlsen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death)  by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Oct
27
Sat
Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Extravaganza @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Poem

Sonata for cello and piano in g minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1835-1921)

  • Allegro Scherzando

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Отрывок из А. Мюссе (Excerpt from Alfred de Musset) by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Au Cimitiere” (At the cemetery) from Les nuits d’été byHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Graceful Ghost Rag byWilliam Bolcom (b. 1938)

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“The Jewel Song” from Faust byCharles Gounod (1818-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

“L’altra notte” (The other night) from Mefistofele byArrigo Boito (1842-1918)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Suite No. 5 for solo cello, BWV 1011 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

  • Sarabande

Erika Pierson, cello

Sonata, Op. 40 for cello and piano by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  • Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Pictures at an Exhibition byModest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

  • “Gnomus”
  • “Old Castle”

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Nebbie (Mists) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Waldesgespracht (Conversation in the Forest) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Erlkonig (Elfking) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Jill Carlsen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death)  by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Oct
28
Sun
Things That go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Extravaganza @ Merrill Gardens Burien
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Poem

Konzertstuck for two clarinets in d minor, Op. 114 by Felix Mendelssohn

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinets
Abigail Habegger, piano

Отрывок из А. Мюссе (Excerpt from Alfred de Musset) by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Au Cimitiere” (At the cemetery) from Les nuits d’été byHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Graceful Ghost Rag byWilliam Bolcom (b. 1938)

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“The Jewel Song” from Faust byCharles Gounod (1818-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

“L’altra notte” (The other night) from Mefistofele byArrigo Boito (1842-1918)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Pictures at an Exhibition byModest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

  • “Gnomus”
  • “Old Castle”

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Nebbie (Mists) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Waldesgespracht (Conversation in the Forest) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Medley from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, selections by John Williams

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Gail Perstein, English horn

Nov
1
Thu
Piano music by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, American song recital @ Seattle Art Museum
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. Modéré –très franc
II. Assez lent – anec une expression intense
III. Modéré
IV. Assez animé
V. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
VI. Vif
VII. Moins vif
VIII. Ėpilogue: lent

Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5 (1873 – 1943)
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7

Joyce Gibb, piano

Where the music comes from by Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)
“Heavenly Grass” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)
“Cabin” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

“The daisies” from Three Songs, Op. 2 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
“Sure on this shining night” from Four Songs for Voice and piano, Op. 13
Music when soft voices die

“Shenandoah” Traditional folksong arr. by Jay Althouse (1951-)
“Poor wayfairing stranger” Traditional spiritual arr. by Jay Althouse
“Deep River” Traditional spiritual arr. by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

“But not for me” from Girl Crazy by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
“Falling out of love can be fun” from Miss Liberty by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

 

Joyce Gibb was born in Sri Lanka and started her early piano studies with the admired, but feared music critic Elmer DeHaan. After surviving his rigorous training, she moved to London for further studies with Swiss pianist Albert Ferber whose teachers included Rachmaninoff. Studying both piano and cello, she was awarded a gold medal for performance by the Royal Schools of Music. Joyce teaches and performs regularly and has been the concerto soloist with the Cascade Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Rainier Symphony, Port Angeles, Thalia, and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestras. Her performances have included concertos by Beethoven, Poulenc, Grieg, Addinsell, and Chopin and the 1st and 2nd piano concertos by Rachmaninoff.

 

Nov
3
Sat
Debussy Ariettes Oubliées, Beethoven Sonata No. 31, Mendelssohn Konzertstück for two clarinets @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm

Sonata N. 31 Op. 110 Movement 1 and 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II.  Allegro molto

Abigail Habegger, piano

Ariettes Oubliées (Forgotten Songs) by Claude Debussy

  1. C’est l’extase (It’s ecstasy)
  2. Il pleure dans mon cœur (It rains in my heart)
  3. L’ombre des arbres (The shadow of the trees)
  4. Paysages belges: Chevaux de bois (Belgian countryside: Wooden horses)
  5. Aquarelles: Green (Watercolors: green)
  6. Aquarelles: Spleen (Watercolors: spleen)

Kristen Swenson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

 Konzertstück for two clarinets, Op 113 & 114 by Felix Mendelssohn
Duo No. 2 by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Katie Beisel-Hollenbach and Julie Shankland, clarinets
Abigail Habegger, piano

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Abigail Habegger is new to the Seattle area. She started playing the piano at 5 years of age and enjoyed playing in competitions and accompanying concerts while growing up . She formed her own private piano studio, ADK Studio, where she taught students of all ages. In addition to her private studio, Abigail has been involved in many musical endeavors. She is known for her solo work as well her collaboration with other artists, including opera, chamber music, juries and competitions. Among her many experiences, Abigail has accompanied rehearsals for La Traviata in Urbania, Italy, Broadway shows such as Cabaret, touring children’s choirs, and members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also was a member of THESIX, a chamber music sextet whose mission is to promote the appreciation and education of quality chamber music works to the public. While in Chicago, Abigail was a member of the MTNA, ISMTA, and the Downers Grove Music Club. She holds a Bachelor in Music from DePaul University and a Masters Degree in Music from Northern Illinois University. Abigail also loves hiking, running, baking and keeping up with her 3 young children Alyse, Arakel and Anya as well as her husband Steve.

Katie Beisel Hollenbach received a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Denver, twice placing in the Boulder Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Competition, as well as traveling to Assisi, Italy as a finalist in the International Clarinet Association’s annual research competition. She recently completed her PhD in musicology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and now works as the assistant director of admissions, recruitment, and community outreach at the University of Washington School of Music.

Kristen Swenson (soprano) is a graduate of Western Washington University where she received her Bachelors in music and a graduate of University of Nebraska Lincoln where she received her Masters in music. Her previous operatic roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Diana in William Bolcom’s A Wedding, Geraldina in A Hand of Bridge, and her European debut as Berginella in La Périchole. Up next she will be making her debut in Lyric Opera Northwest’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème. She will also perform in the upcoming concert series put on by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. She will perform Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées in November and “Schlafe, mein Liebster” from Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen in the Bach Centennial in the spring.

Nov
4
Sun
Oboe duets by Telemann, Goddard & Sellner, Songs from American & British Musical Theater @ West Seattle Library
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm

Canonic Sonate # 6 by Georg Philipp Teleman (1681 – 1767)

  1. Vivace
  2. Soave
  3. Allegro Assai

Tricks & Games by Mark Goddard (1960 -)

  1. Trumpet Prelude
  2. Chinese Chequers
  3. Follow my Leader
  4. Leap Frog
  5. Draughts
  6. Baboushka
  7. Cowboys
  8. Indians
  9. Hobby Horse
  10. Tin Soldiers
  11. Cat’s Cradle
  12. Rag Time
  13. Trumpet Postlude

Duet #10  by Joseph Sellner (1787 – 1843)

  1. Allegro Agitato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Sharon Jung and Gail Perstein, oboes

“The Sun whose rays are all ablaze” from the Mikado by Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sullivan (1842-1900)
“Once Upon A Dream” from Jekyll & Hyde by Frank Wildhorn (b. 1959)
“Loving You” from Passion by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1954)
“How Could I ever Know” from the Secret Garden by Lucy Simon (b. 1943) and Marsha Norman (b. 1947)
“Is this Home?” from Beauty and The Beast by Tim Rice (b. 1944) and Alan Menken (b. 1949)
“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Tell Me on a Sunday by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948)
“Till I Hear You Sing”  from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Love Never Dies” from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Lin Chen keeps herself busy singing and playing the violin as a freelance musician in the Greater Seattle area. Her vocal adventures started at the age of 16 when she started taking singing lessons out of her love for Musical Theatre. It wasn’t long before she started to discover a new interest for Opera and has been singing and learning the classical repertoires ever since. Growing up in Australia, she was fortunate to study with a number of teachers from the Griffith and the Sydney Conservatoriums and was an active participant in the local performance scene. Lin is excited to be a part of LMC and look forward to sharing her music with the LMC community!

Gail Perstein has a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College, a Bachelor of Music from P.L.U., a Master of Music from U.W. (both in oboe performance) and a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology, also from U.W.  She splits her time between teaching oboe privately, performing on oboe/English horn, and performing early music. She played in both early and classical music groups at P.L.U. and U.W., and continues performing in various settings, ranging from Tacoma Opera to local church services. Ms. Perstein performed for many years with her own medieval group, Chansonnier, and using period instruments.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Ladies Musical Club as chair of the Frances Walton Competition Committee.