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

THE AMERICANS

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

FROM ACROSS THE POND: BRITISH COMPOSERS

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

May
3
Thu
Americana: music by Copland, Beach and Bernstein @ Seattle Art Museum
May 3 @ 12:00 pm

Autumn Song, Op. 56, No. 1  by Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)

Four Songs for Children, Op. 75  by Amy Marcy Beach

  1. The Candy Lion
  2. The Thanksgiving Fable
  3. Dolladine
  4. Prayer of a Tired Child

Sleep, Little Darling, Op. 29, No. 3 by Amy Marcy Beach

Breanna Hanson, soprano and Annie Center, piano

Appalachian Spring arranged for solo piano by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

  1. Very slowly. Introduction of the characters, one by one, in a suffused light.
  2. Fast/Allegro. Sudden burst of unison strings in A major arpeggios starts the action. A sentiment both elated and religious gives the keynote to this scene.
  3. Moderate/Moderato. Duo for the Bride and her Intended – scene of tenderness and passion.
  4. Quite fast. The Revivalist and his flock. Folksy feeling – suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers.
  5. Still faster/Subito Allegro. Solo dance of the Bride – presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder.
  6. Very slowly (as at first). Transition scene to music reminiscent of the introduction.
  7. Calm and flowing/Doppio Movimento. Scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer husband. There are five variations on a Shaker theme. The theme, sung by a solo clarinet, was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies compiled by Edward D. Andrews, and published under the title “The Gift to Be Simple.” The melody borrowed and used almost literally is called “Simple Gifts.”
  8. Moderate. Coda/Moderato – Coda. The Bride takes her place among her neighbors. At the end the couple are left “quiet and strong in their new house.” Muted strings intone a hushed prayerlike chorale passage. The close is reminiscent of the opening music.

Karin McCullough, piano

I Hate Music  by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

  1. My mother says that babies come in bottles
  2. Jupiter has seven moons
  3. I hate music
  4. A big Indian and a little Indian
  5. I just found out today that I’m a person too

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Annie Center, piano

May
6
Sun
Piano music by Liszt, Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Water: A song recital @ West Seattle Library
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

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

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

Etude-Tableau in G minor, Op. 33, No. 8  by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Lilacs, Op. 21, No.5

Joyce Gibb, piano

Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka, the tragic water sprite.

Die Forelle (The trout) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He came in storm and rain) by Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Die Lorelei (The Lorelei) by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Il pleure dans mon coeur (There is weeping in my heart) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Spring Waters by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1941)
“Rusalka’s song to the moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

May
9
Wed
Spring has Sprung! Music for solo piano and voice @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
May 9 @ 12:00 pm

Holde Frühlingszeit (Springtime) by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), text: L. Hensel
Wiegenlied (Lullaby)  by Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800), text: Friederike Brun (1765-1835)
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling (Yearning for Spring) by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), text: Christian A. Overbeck (1755- 1821)
Frühlingslied (Spring Song) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), text: Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748-1776)
Erstes Grün (First Grasses)  by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Justinus Kerner (1786-1862)
Frühlingsnacht (Spring Song) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Joseph v. Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Jasminenstrauch (Jasmine bush) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)
Das Veilchen (The violet) by Clara Schumann (1819-1896), text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Draußen in Sievering (Out there in Sievering) from Die Tänzerin Danny Elßler (The Dancer Fanny Essler)– Johann Strauß (1825-1899)/Oskar Stalla, text: Hans Adler (1880-1957)
An einem Tag im Frühling (A day in Spring) – Franz Doelle (1883-1965) , text: Bruno Balz (1902-1988)
Veronika, der Lenz ist da (Veronika, spring is here)– Walter Jurmann (1903-1971), text: Fritz Rotter (1900-1984)
Ich hab im Frühling nur dich geküsst (I’ve kissed only you in the spring) by Walter Jurmann (1903-1971), text: Fritz Rotter (1900-1984)

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Appalachian Spring arranged for solo piano by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

  1. Very slowly. Introduction of the characters, one by one, in a suffused light.
  2. Fast/Allegro. Sudden burst of unison strings in A major arpeggios starts the action. A sentiment both elated and religious gives the keynote to this scene.
  3. Moderate/Moderato. Duo for the Bride and her Intended – scene of tenderness and passion.
  4. Quite fast. The Revivalist and his flock. Folksy feeling – suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers.
  5. Still faster/Subito Allegro. Solo dance of the Bride – presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder.
  6. Very slowly (as at first). Transition scene to music reminiscent of the introduction.
  7. Calm and flowing/Doppio Movimento. Scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer husband. There are five variations on a Shaker theme. The theme, sung by a solo clarinet, was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies compiled by Edward D. Andrews, and published under the title “The Gift to Be Simple.” The melody borrowed and used almost literally is called “Simple Gifts.”
  8. Moderate. Coda/Moderato – Coda. The Bride takes her place among her neighbors. At the end the couple are left “quiet and strong in their new house.” Muted strings intone a hushed prayerlike chorale passage. The close is reminiscent of the opening music.

Karin McCullough, piano

 

May
11
Fri
LMC Opera: Famous Mothers @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

“Wie alles war – weiß ich” (Erda’s Warning) from Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner (1830-1883)
Opening Scene from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
“Viens, Mallika” from Lakme by Leo Delibes (1836–1891)
Chacun le Sait from La Fille du Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti  (1797-1848)
“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto  by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“Come bello quale incanto” from Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Mira, O Norma from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Mamma, a Rainbow
“La Mamma Morta” from Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano (1867-1948)
“Voi lo sapete, o mamma” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
“Climb every mountain” from The Sound of  Music by Richard Rodgers

Regina Thomas, Mele Santos, Lin Chen and Ki-Jung Jun, sopranos
Victoria Chaussee, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

May
13
Sun
LMC Opera: Famous Mothers @ Seatac Community Center
May 13 @ 3:00 pm

“Wie alles war – weiß ich” (Erda’s Warning) from Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner (1830-1883)
Opening Scene from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
“Viens, Mallika” from Lakme by Leo Delibes (1836–1891)
Chacun le Sait from La Fille du Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti  (1797-1848)
“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto  by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“Come bello quale incanto” from Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Mira, O Norma from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Mamma, a Rainbow
“La Mamma Morta” from Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano (1867-1948)
“Voi lo sapete, o mamma” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
“Climb every mountain” from The Sound of  Music by Richard Rodgers

Regina Thomas, Mele Santos, Lin Chen and Ki-Jung Jun, sopranos
Victoria Chaussee, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

May
14
Mon
Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, French vocal duets @ University House Wallingford
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

Exsultate, Jubilate by W.A. Mozart ( 1756- 1791)
Dans un bois solitaire et sombre (In the woods lonely and quiet) by W.A. Mozart
Oiseaux, si tous les ans (Since birds every year) by W.A. Mozart

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Les Danses de Lormont  by Cesar Franck  (1822-1890)
Les trois Oiseaux  by  Léo Delibes (1836 – 1891)
Mimi Pinson by Gabriel Pierné (1863 – 1937)
Au bord de l’eau by Émile Paladilhe (1844 – 1926)
El desdichado by Camille Saint-Saëns  (1835-1921)
Fantoches by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Marine by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Joie  by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Katie Hochman, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

May
20
Sun
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