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
28
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction and Biographical notes

Midge Bowman, Music and Art Historian

 

Early Period

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Romance
Mandoline
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)

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, Susan Strick, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Soohee Park (guest artist), violins
Janice Gockel, viola and Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

Special guest artists: King’s High School Chamber Orchestra Members:

Hannah Te and Nathan Molvik, violins
Wonrae Kim, viola and Leo Hong, bass
Caleb de Los Angeles and Tiffany Tu, flutes
Sabrina Steinhubel, Sydney Bivins and Maggie Song, clarinets
Elma Lu, bassoon and  Emmie Wang, piano

Nov
4
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 4 @ 2:00 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)

MIDDLE PERIOD

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune  (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)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Terry Cook, cello

 

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

Love in the moonlight

Ouvre ton coeur (Open your heart) by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Si tu le veux (If you like) by Charles Koechlin (1876-1950)
Chere nuit (Dear night) by Alfred Bachelet (1854-1923)

Quatre airs chantés, FP 46 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

  1. Air romantique (romantic air)
  2. Air champetre (pastoral air)
  3. Air grave (serious air)
  4. Air vif (lively air)

Chants d’Auvergne (Selections) by Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879 – 1957)

La pastoura als camps (The Shepherdess in the Fields)
Baïlèro (Song of the shepherd of the High Auverne)
Lo fiolairé (The spinner)
Malurous qu’o uno fenno (Unfortunate is the one who has a wife)

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

Jan
20
Sat
Histoires Naturelles (Natural History), Introduction and Allegro by Ravel @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Histoires Naturelles (Natural history) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Le paon (The peacock)
  2. Le grillon (The cricket)
  3. Le cygne (The swan)
  4. Le martin-pêcheur (The kingfisher)
  5. La pintade  (The guinea‑fowl)

Selections from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Amor 
George

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

Feb
3
Sat
Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Strauss 4 last songs @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

4 Letzte Lieder (4 last songs), TrV 296 by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  1. Frühling (Spring)
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen (While going to sleep)
  4. Im Abendrot (In twilight)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

 

Feb
9
Fri
Spanish vocal and piano music, Korean songs, Mendelssohn trio in d minor @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

Korean Art Songs by Heung-yeoul Lee 1909-1980

Singing Cosmos
The river of my heart
In the flower clouds

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

Intermission

Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

  1. Vivace molto and Melodico
  2. Tempo de Vals noble
  3. Tempo de Vals lento
  4. Allegro humoristico
  5. Allegretto (elegante)
  6. Quasi ad libitum (sentimental)
  7. Vivo
  8. Presto

Karin McCullough, piano

Canciones clasicas espanolas  (Classical Spanish songs) by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

La mi sola, Laureola (My only, Laureola)
Al amor (To the beloved)
Corazon, porque pasais? (Heart, why do you keep awake?)
El majo celoso (The jealous lad)
Con amores, la mi madre (With love, mother) from Dos cantares populares
Del cabello mas sutil (Of the softest hair) from Dos cantares populares
Chiquitata la Novia (Beautiful bride)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano     Joan Lundquist, piano

Suite Espagnola, Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Suite Espagnola, Cuba (Nocturno)

Karin McCullough, piano

 

Feb
11
Sun
Mendelssohn piano trio in d minor @ West Seattle Library
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm

 

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

vocal recital TBA

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

Feb
14
Wed
Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor and Dvorak Gypsy Songs @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm

Piano trio in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  1. Molto Allegro agitato
  2. Andante con molto tranquillo
  3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
  4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní (My Song of Love Rings Through the Dusk)
  2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní (Hey, Ring Out, My Triangle)
  3. A les je tichý kolem kol (All Round About the Woods are Still)
  4. Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me)
  5. Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole (Come and Join the Dance)
  6. Široké rukávy a široké gate (The Gypsy Songman)
  7. Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého (Give a Hawk a Fine Cage)
Růžena Maturová as the first Rusalka

“Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Mar
3
Sat
Soprano vocal recital and Kodály duo for violin and cello @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

vocal recital TBA

Leslie Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7  by  Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

  1. Allegro serioso, non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Maestoso e largemente, ma non troppo lento

Candice Chin, violin     Louie Richmond (guest artist), cello

Apr
12
Thu
Schubert trio for violin, cello and piano, op 100., Voice Recital @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm
Cello, Violin and Piano Trio

German Art Song Recital TBA

 

Trio for violin, cello and piano in Eb major, D. 929/Op. 100 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto

Kathryn Zufall, violin and Frances Walton, cello
Valentina Rodov, piano