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
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)

“Vilja” from Die lustige Witwe
“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
“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
Recorder duets by Telemann, Lacerdo & Young, 20th century song recital @ Mirabella
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm

Tousjours servir je veuil la douce fleur” (Canonic Rondeau), Anonymus early 15th century
*from the Cypriot-French repertory of the manuscript Torino (ed. by Phil Neuman)
Duetto II in c-minor from the Second Book of Duets for Melody Instruments  by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Canonically Speaking, for two tenor recorders in canon by James Howard Young (b. 1975)
Três Duetos, pra flauta-doce soprano e contralto by Osvaldo Lacerda (1927 – 2011)

Sabine Endrigkeit and Vicki Boekman, recorders

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)

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

Three Cowboy Songs by Libby Larsen (1950- )

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

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

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

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
Maria Khavin, piano

 

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 114 by Felix Mendelssohn
1st Movement (Allegro Agitato), 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 George, Goddard & Sellner, Songs from American & British Musical Theater @ West Seattle Library
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm

Canonic Sonata #1 by Thom Ritter George (1942 -)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rhondo

Canonic Sonata #4 by Thom Ritter George

  1. Allegretto
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Rhondo

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.

Nov
8
Thu
Desert Fables for Oboe, Cabaret Songs by Weill, Britten, Bolcom & Schoenberg @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm

Three Desert Fables for Solo Oboe by Jenni Brandon (1977-)

  1. The Joshua Tree and the Moth – A desert fable of love and survival
  2. The Rock and the Chuckwalla – Basking in the sun . . .
  3. The Ocotillo and the Bee – A Desert Waltz

Gail Perstein, oboe

Love in the Dictionary  by Celius Dougherty (1902-1986)
“Tell me the truth about Love” from Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Aria from The Mirror of Arcadia (Brettl-Lieder)  from  by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)Image result for hearts with an arrow
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself”from One Touch of Venus by Kurt Weill (1900-2012)
Amor from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938 )

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Fantasy No. 3, originally in B minor, for Solo Alto Recorder by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Snake for Solo English Horn by Michael Berkeley (b. 1948-)
Partly inspired by the poem The Snake by D.H. Lawrence

Gail Perstein, English horn and recorder

Amber Rose Johnson, recently returned to her native Northwest after completing her Master’s in Vocal Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Upon moving back to the Pacific Northwest she joined the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle and is now an active recitalist with that organization. She has performed recitals of all Russian art songs, as well as major works such as Mahler’s Rückert Lieder. She is an active performer in the local opera scene, having worked with Kitsap Opera, Northwest Opera in Schools Etc., Opera Mariposa (BC), Puget Sound Opera, Puget Sound Concert Opera and Lyric Opera Northwest.

Joan Lundquist has served as a collaborative pianist for Seattle area musicians and organizations for 30 years. Since moving to the area from Humboldt State University in northern California, where she was staff accompanist, Joan has worked with the Northwest Boy Choir, Seattle Choral Company, has taught at Seattle University and Northwest University, and has worked with several area private music teachers. Currently, Ms. Lundquist is the organist/pianist at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle and rehearsal accompanist for the Seattle Choral Company.

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.

Nov
18
Sun
In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ Mirabella
Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” Charles Ives (1874-1954)
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro

“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard
Violins dan le soir by Jules Massenet
Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst
Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Last invocation by Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano