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
4
Thu
Song recital for mezzo-soprano, Swiss, Russian and German music for cello and piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm

Song recital for mezzo-soprano 

Aufenthalt (Dwelling) by Franz Schubert
“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by GF Handel

Korean mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee made her LMC debut in February 2018 and can be seen regularly performing as a member of the Seattle Opera chorus.

Vaga Luna, che inargenti (Beautiful moon, dappled with silver) by Vincenzo Bellini
O mio Fernando from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti

 

그리운 금강산 (Pining for Mt. GeumGan) by Choi, Yeongseop
(Mt. GeumGang is the most beautiful mountain in North Korea, located at right next of Military Demarcation Line, MDL with South Korea. It is the reason why Mt. Geumgang is so missed in this song.)
산 촌 (The Village in the Mountain) Cho, DooNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano and Glenda Williams (guest artist), piano

Music for cello and piano

Suite Italienne by Igor Stravinsky, Movement I, Introduzione
12 Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Annie Center has performed as piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory.

Prayer by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Sonata by Dimitri Shostakovich(1906-1975)
II. Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Chang-Center, 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

Erlkonig (Elfking) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Jill Carlsen, 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

Erlkonig (Elfking) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Jill Carlsen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death)  by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Dec
8
Sat
Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op 39, music for cello and piano @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Liederkreis Op. 39 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)Moonlit night
  2. Intermezzo (Intermezzo)
  3. Waldesgespräch (Conversation in the forest)
  4. Die Stille (The quiet woman)
  5. Mondnacht (Moonlit night)
  6. Schöne Fremde (Beautiful foreign land)
  7. Auf einer Burg (In a castle)
  8. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)
  9. Wehmut (Melancholy)
  10. Zwielicht (Twilight)
  11. Im Walde (In the woods)
  12. Frühlingsnacht (Spring night)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

recital TBA

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Jan
26
Sat
Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.

Feb
2
Sat
Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.

Feb
13
Wed
German romantic trio for violin, cello and piano, love songs for soprano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Love songs for soprano

Leslie Stark, soprano and TBA, piano

German Romantic trio TBA

Ann Rackl, violin
Lawrence Chu (guest artist), cello
Selina Chu, piano

Feb
23
Sat
Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine & Spanish Song recital @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

La voix humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

a forty-minute, one-act opera
Arranged for soprano and piano

Synopsis: a woman’s last conversation with the lover who has left her for another.

Emily Riesser, soprano
TBA, piano

INTERMISSION

Spanish music by Rodrigo, Luna, Granados, Serrano, Montsalvatge, and Mompou

Diane Althaus, soprano
TBA, piano
TBA, cello