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.

Jun
30
Fri
Music for viola and piano, opera scenes in English, open air concert @ Crossroads Community Center
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Four Pieces for Cello and Piano (arranged for viola)    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

  1. Berceuse
  2. Serenade
  3. Élégie
  4. Cradle Song

Yi Zhou, viola     Grace Huang, piano

“Do go on, Madame” from The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
“Come, do not hesitate, my joy” from The Marriage of Figaro
“Se all’impero” from The Clemency of Titus by W.A. Mozart
“Homeland” from The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
“Meine Lippen sie Kussen So Heiss” (My lips they give fiery kisses) from Giuditta by Franz Lehár
“O help me!” From The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart

Lin Chen, Diane Althaus, Clarice Warrick and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Brian Minnick (guest artist), tenor
Lucy Wenger,  piano

Oct
8
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: Verdi and 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
“O don fatale”  from Don Carlo
“Stella del marinar” from La Gioconda – 1876
“è una anatema”, duet for Gioconda and Laura from La Gioconda
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Quando m’en vo” 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
15
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: Verdi and 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
“O don fatale”  from Don Carlo
“Stella del marinar” from La Gioconda – 1876
“è una anatema”, duet for Gioconda and Laura from La Gioconda
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Quando m’en vo” 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 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)

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 @ 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

Additional programming TBA

Dec
7
Thu
Vocal and piano music by Janet Anderson and Music for recorder ensemble @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

For Snow song cycle

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

“Variations on ‘She Moved through the Fair’”

Janet Anderson, piano

4 Nursery Rhymes to texts by Thomas Pitfield by Robin Walker (b. 1953)
Sughisti by Racheal Cogen
Les Barricades by Matthias Maute

Jill Carlsen, Sabine Endrigkeit, Vicki Boekman (guest artist) and Mike Woolf (guest artist), recorders

Jan
4
Thu
Voice and oboe recitals @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

Recital programming TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Jan
6
Sat
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm

Art song by Richard Strauss and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

LMC Opera: Richard Strauss

Regina Thomas and Tiina Ritalahti, sopranos

Jan
10
Wed
Knoxville, Summer of 1915 @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op 24 by Samuel Barber

Written originally for soprano and orchestra, arranged for soprano and piano

Clarice Warrick, soprano and TBA, piano