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.

Jan
20
Sat
The Music of Maurice Ravel @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet (1905)

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

Le tombeau de Couperin, arranged for oboe and for piano, selections (1914–17)

Gail Perstein, oboe     Katie O’Rourke, piano

Prélude in a minor for piano (1913)
“Oiseaux tristes” (Sad birds) from Miroirs (1904-05)

Joyce Gibb, piano

 

Histoires Naturelles (Natural histories) (1906)

  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)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonatine for piano (1903-1905)

  1. Modéré
  2. Mouvement de menuet
  3. Anime

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques,(five popular greek songs) for voice and piano (1904–06)

  1. Chanson de la mariée: Réveille-toi, perdrix mignonne
  2. Là-bas, vers l’église
  3. Quel galant m’est comparable
  4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques: O joie de mon âme
  5. Tout gai!

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano    Katie O’Rourke, piano

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

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

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

 

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, Songs by 20th century British composers @ 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

Songs by David Dubery (b. 1948)
Mobile
The Birds
Remember
One Night in December (Away in a Manger) with Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano  and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Selections from Sea Pictures, Opus 37 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
In Haven
Where Corals Lie
Sabbath Morning at Sea

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Three Songs to Poems by Robert Graves by David Dubery (b. 1948)
Under the olives
I will write
On giving

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano, Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder, Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

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’s Shepherd on the Rock and trio for violin, cello and piano, op 100. @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm
Cello, Violin and Piano Trio

Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Susan Strick, soprano
TBA, clarinet
TBA, piano

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