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.

Feb
24
Sat
Songs by Chausson & Wolf, Woodwind Ensembles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Divertissement for Woodwind Trio by Roger Boutry (1932-)

Suite Breve en Trio by Eugéne Bozza (1905-1991)

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon

Songs by Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1899)

Le Charme (Charm)
Sérénade (Serenade)
Les Papillons (Butterflies)
Le Colibri (Hummingbird)

Songs by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1904)

Um Mitternacht (At midnight)
Nachtzauber (Night magic)
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag (A little lesson before day)
In der Frühe (Early in the morning)
Morgenstimmung (Morning mood)

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano  and Elisabeth Moore (guest artist), piano

Intermission

Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni by Mozart   L. von Beethoven (1770-1827)

3 Jazz Etudes   Graham Powning (1949-)

  1. Rumba
  2. Blues
  3. Rag

Variations on “Waltzing Matilda” by  Graham Powning (1949-)

Kandel’s Hora (Harry Kandel’s Orchestra 1918), Traditional Klezmer

Frailach, Traditional Klezmer

Gail Perstein, English horn
Bernard Shapiro (guest artist) and Sharon Jung, oboes

Mar
1
Thu
Celebrating Women’s History month with Women Composers @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Sisters by Gloria Wilson Swisher (b. 1935)

  1. Sit and Sew (poem by Alice Dunbar Nelson)
  2. Tenebris (poem by Angelina Weld Grimke)
  3. The Cabal at Nickey Nackeys (poem by Aphra Behn)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
London poets (Amy Levy)
Fog (words by John Davidson)
London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

4. in 1 Nursery Rhymes for Julia (words by Charles Strong) by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

  1. Go to Sleep
  2. The Sly Crocodile
  3. Robin Redbreast
  4. The Plump Prairie Dog

Susan Strick, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Cowboy Songs by Libby Larson (b. 1950)

  1. Bucking Bronco
  2. Lift Me into Heaven Slowly
  3. Billy the Kid

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

Mar
3
Sat
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

Mar
8
Thu
Songs by Obradors, Italian and French Opera, and Korean composers for soprano and mezzo-soprano @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)
La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
“Con amores, la mi madre” (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
“Del cabello mas sutil” (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia
(Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by G. F. Handel
“O mio Fernando” (O my Fernando)  from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
“Quel guardo il cavaliero” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

“Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” (My heart opens itself to your voice) from Samson and Dalilah by Camille Saint-Saëns
“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Beautiful night, o night of love) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano and YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Singing Cosmos by Heung-yeoul Lee (1909-1980)
As spring comes across the river by Keungsoo Im
In the flower clouds by Heung-yeoul Lee

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Gone Are The Old Times(옛날은 가고 없어도)  by Lee, Ho-Seop (b. 1918)
The Snow (김효근 )  by HyoGeun Kim (b.1960)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Mar
11
Sun
Songs and Duets for soprano and mezzo-soprano @ West Seattle Library
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm

“La regata veniziana” (The Venetian boat race) from Soirées musicales by Gioachino Rossini
“Non disperar” (Do not dispair) from Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel
“O mio Fernando” from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti
“Evening Prayer” from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
An den Mond (To the moon) D.193 by Franz Schubert
Lambertine, D. 301 by Franz Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) D.118 by Franz Schubert
“Va! Laisse couler mes larme” (Go! Leave me to cry) from Werther by Jules Massenet
“Près des ramparts de Séville” (Near the ramparts of Seville) from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Au bord de l’eau, (At the water’s edge) Op. 8, No.1 by Gabriel Fauré
“The flower duet” from Lakmé by Léo Delibes
“Amor” (Love) from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom
“The trees on the mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Sisters” from White Christmas by Irving Berlin

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
John Burkhardt (guest artist), piano

Mar
12
Mon
Music for mezzo-soprano, soprano, recorder and piano @ University House Wallingford
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Engels Nachtegaeltje Variations from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jakob van Eyck (ca. 1590-1657)

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Fêtes galantes II by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
No. 2 “Le Faune”
No. 3 “Colloque sentimental”

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Two Short Songs by Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

  1. I held Love’s Head
  2. Thou gav’st me leave to kiss

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

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

  1. Moderato,
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro moderato

Nola Allen, piano
Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Nell by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Phidylé by Henri Duparc (1848-1023)

Susan Strick, soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posthumous by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Nola Allen, piano

A Soft Day  by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Bird Songs for soprano voice, descant and sopranino recorder by Colin Hand (1929-2015)

“I watched a Blackbird” Moderato
“Proud Songsters” Allegretto

Silver Duet for Soprano voice, alto voice, tenor recorder and piano by Colin Hand (1929-2015)

Nola Allen, piano
Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, soprano

“Barcarolle” from Les Contes d’Hoffman by  Jacques Offenbach (1844-1880)

Nola Allen, piano
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, soprano

Mar
14
Wed
Music for piano by Ravel and Chopin, French song recital @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm

Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

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

Valses nobles et sentimentales  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Modéré – très franc
  2. Assez lent – avec une expression intense
  3. Modéré
  4. Assez animé
  5. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
  6. Vif
  7. Moins vif
  8. Épilogue: lent

Joyce Gibb, piano

A Chloris by Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
Sylvie by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Psyché by Emile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
Nell by Gabriel Fauré
Lydia by Gabriel Fauré
Phidylé by Henri Duparc (1848-1023)

Susan Strick, soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Mar
17
Sat
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

INTERMISSION

“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

Apr
8
Sun
Songs by Janet Anderson, 20th Century American Opera @ West Seattle Library
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm

For Snow by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. Snow-Flakes (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  2. Silver Filigree (Elinor Wylie)
  3. For Snow (Eleanor Farjeon)

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
  2. Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
  3. London poets (Amy Levy)
  4. Fog (words by John Davidson)
  5. London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano, and Janet Anderson, piano

“The Trees on the Mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“Isn’t the weather awful” from The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
“Kiss me not goodbye” from The Mighty Casey by William Schumann
“What will it be for me?” from Regina by Marc Blitzstein
“No more pale moon” from Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem

Amber Rose Johnson, Clarice Warrick, Emily Riesser and Molly Tomlinson, sopranos
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, direction and narration

Apr
9
Mon
LMC Opera: Great Britain and America in the 20th Century @ University House Wallingford
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm

“The Trees on the Mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“This is my father’s choice” from Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams
“Embroidery in childhood” from Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten
“How Beautiful it is” (The Tower) from The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
“She sleeps as a Rose” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten
“Isn’t the weather awful” from The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
“Kiss me not goodbye” from The Mighty Casey by William Schumann
“What will it be for me?” from Regina by Marc Blitzstein
“No more pale moon” from Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem

Amber Rose Johnson, Clarice Warrick, Emily Riesser and Molly Tomlinson, sopranos
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, direction and narration