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
1
Sun
Famous French melodies for solo piano and for voice @ Seatac Community Center
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

Special Concert co-sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club and the City of Seatac. 

Sérénade, (poem by Victor Hugo) by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Sérénade,Op.7 (poem by Eugène Adénis-Colombeau) by Gabriel Pierné (1835-1937)
Sérénade Italienne, Op. 2, No. 5 (poem by Paul Bourget) by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Sérénade Florentine, (poem by Henri Cazalis) by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

 

La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Suite Bergamasque, Movement 1 “Prélude” and Movement 3, “Clair de lune”  by Claude Debussy

 

L’heure exquise (The exquisite hour) (poem by Paul Verlaine) by Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Clair de lune, Op. 46, No. 2 (poem by Paul Verlaine) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Clair de lune     L. 45, No. 2 (poem by Paul Verlaine) by Claude Debussy
Clair de lune Op. 83, No. 1 (poem by Paul Verlaine) by Josef Zygmunt Szulc (1875-1956)
La Nuit (Duet) by Ernest Chausson

Meditation from Thais  by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Nocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9 by  Frédéric Chopin (1810-1842)

Enfant, si j’etais Roi (If I were king) (poem by Victor Hugo)  by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Oh, quand je dors (Oh, when I sleep) (poem by Victor Hugo)  by Franz Liszt
Les Trois Chansons (poem by Victor Hugo) by Gabriel Pierné (1835-1937)
Puisque ici bas (Duet) (poem by Victor Hugo) by Gabriel Fauré 

Children’s Corner, No. 6 “Golliwogg’s Cakewalk” by Claude Debussy
La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral)

Guitare  by Franz Liszt
Guitare (poem by Victor Hugo) by Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Mandoline (poem by Paul Verlaine)  by Gabriel Fauré
Tout gai! (everyone is joyous!) (poem by Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Tiina Ritalahti, Katie Hochman, Ya-Li Lee and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Karin McCullough, Joan Lundquist and Lucy Wenger, piano

Oct
5
Thu
Brahms songs and duets and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm

Fünf Lieder, Op. 105 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Wie Melodien zeiht es (It moves like a melody)
  2. Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (My slumber grows ever more peaceful)
  3. Klage (Lament)
  4. Auf dem Kirchhofe(In the churchyard)
  5. Verrat (Betrayal)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Shirley Wu, piano

Vier Duette, Op. 61 by Johannes Brahms

  1. Die Schwestern (The sisters)
  2. Klosterfräulein (The young nun)
  3. Phänomen (Phenomenon)
  4. Die Boten der Liebe (The messengers of love)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
Shirley Wu, piano

Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

“Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n” (Now the sun wants to rise as brightly)
“Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen” (Now I see well, why with such dark flames)
“Wenn dein Mütterlein” (When your mama steps in through the door)
“Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen” (I often think: they have only just gone out)
“In diesem Wetter” (In this weather)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano   Johanna Mastenbrook, piano
Rosemary Bell, oboe    Laurie Heidt, French Horn (guest artist)

Oct
8
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: Verdi to Verismo @ West Seattle Library
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm

“Vieni t’affretta” from MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi – 1847
“Non pianger mia compagna” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi – 1866
“Pietà, pietà, perdon!….O don fatale” from Don Carlo
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni – 1890
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini – 1896
“Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea – 1902
“Accerba Volutta” from Adriana Lecouvreur
“Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio”, duet for Butterfly and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly – 1904

Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
TBA, piano

Oct
15
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: from Verdi to verismo @ Mirabella
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm

“Vieni t’affretta” from MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi – 1847
“Non pianger mia compagna” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi – 1866
“Pietà, pietà, perdon!….O don fatale” from Don Carlo
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Voi lo sapete” from Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni – 1890
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini – 1896
“Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea – 1902
“Accerba Volutta” from Adriana Lecouvreur
“Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio”, duet for Butterfly and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly – 1904

Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

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 de 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)
Preludes, selections (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, First Movement (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

 

Nov
8
Wed
Operetta and Musical Theater music for soprano, solo piano recital @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm

Operetta and Musical Theater Music for soprano and piano

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

solo recital TBA

Maria Khavin, piano

Nov
9
Thu
LMC Opera: Russian scenes and arias @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm

Music by Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin

Regina Thomas and Meg Daly, sopranos
Dawn Padula and Janene Nelson, mezzo sopranos
Maria Khavin, piano

Nov
12
Sun
Soprano recital and Mozart String Quartet, K. 590 @ West Seattle Library
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

Vocal Recital TBA

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

String Quartet No.23 in F major, K.590 by W.A. Mozart

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Minuetto/Allegretto

Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

Nov
13
Mon
LMC Opera: Russian Scenes and arias @ University House, Wallingford
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin

Regina Thomas and Meg Daly, sopranos
Dawn Padula and Janene Nelson, mezzo sopranos
Maria Khavin, piano