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.

Piano works by Tailleferre, Scriabin, Vine, Schulhoff, Hadyn’s “The Joke” String Quartet @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm

String Quartet, Opus 33 No 2 “The Joke” by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

  1. Allegro moderato, cantabile
  2. Scherzo
  3. Largo sostenuto
  4. Presto

A Musical Joke, K 522 by W.A. Mozart ( 1756- 1791)

III. Adagio cantabile

Kathy Zufall & Ann Rackl, violins
Janice Gockel, viola & Frances Walton, cello

Deux pieces pour piano, Germaine Tailleferre, (1892-1983)

Valse Lente

Sonata-Fantasy, Op. 19,  Alexander Scriabin, (1872-1915)

  1. Andante
  2. Presto

The Anne Landa Preludes by Carl Vine, (1954-

V. Ever After Ever

Esquisses de jazz, Erwin Schulhoff,  (1894-1942)

  1. Charleston

Stephanie Shadbolt, piano

Herbolsheimer folk song settings, music for oboe, bassoon & piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm

Up and Away – The Story of a Balloon by Alyssa Morris (b. 1984)

Life on a String
Letting Go

Trio de Salon by Marie Félice Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval (1830-1907)

Gail Perstein, oboe; Eric Shankland, bassoon (guest performer); Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

The Ballad: Stories in Song

A tribute to Bern Herbolsheimer (1948-2016)

Danny Boy Irish trad., arr. Julie Knowles, b. 1948

Bern Herbolsheimer, 1948-2015

From American Folk Song Settings American trad., arr. Bern H. Herbolsheimer

The Silvery Moon
Wicked Polly
William Cook
Uncle Joe
Red River Valley

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

This performance is part of Herbolsheimer Festival 2017, a year long celebration of the musical legacy of Northwest composer Bern Herbolsheimer. For a complete list of the participating groups and events, please visit

American Popular Song Concert @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm

Lullaby of Birdland (1954) by Harry Warren (1893-1981)
“It’s De-Lovely” from Anything Goes (1934) by Cole Porter (1891-1994)
“Cheek to Cheek” from Top Hat (1935) by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
“My funny valentine” from Babes in Arms (1937) by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
Fly me to the Moon (1954) by Bart Howard (1915-2004)
Cry me a River (1953) by Arthur Hamilton (1896-1985)
Misty (1954) by Erroll Garner (1923-1977)
“Make someone happy” from Do-Re-Mi (1960) by Jule Styne (1905-1994)
“So in love” from Kiss me Kate (1949) by Cole Porter
Didn’t we by Jimmy Webb (b. 1946)
Stormy Weather (1933) by Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
“On a Clear Day” from On a Clear Day you can see Forever (1965) by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)
“The Shadow of your Smile” from The Sandpiper (1965) by Johnny Mandel (b. 1925)
“Somewhere over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen
“I’ll Be Seeing You” from Right this Way (1938) by Sammy Fain (1902-1989)
When I have Sung my Songs to You (1934) by Ernest Charles (1895-1984)

Sharon Annette Lancaster, mezzo-soprano

Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Ann Rackl, violin

Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm

Rückert-Lieder music by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” (I breathed a gentle fragrance)
“Liebst du um Schönheit” (If you love for beauty)
“Um Mitternacht” (At midnight)
“Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!” (Do not look at my songs!)
“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” (I am lost to the world)

Alexandra Picard, soprano & Glenda Williams, piano

Sonata No. 17 in D minor ,Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Grande Waltz ,Op. 42 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Maria Khavin, piano

Brahms viola sonata, songs by French and Spanish composers @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

Après un rêve (After a dream) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Chanson triste (Sad song) by Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
L’invitation au voyage (The invitation to travel) by Henri Duparc

Lin Chen, soprano     Grace Huang, piano

Viola sonata, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Yi Zhou,  viola & Grace Huang, piano

Con qué la lavaré?‘(With what shall I bathe?) by  Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Asturiana (Asturian song) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Las locas por amor (Crazy for Love) by  Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

Diane Althaus, soprano & Grace Huang, piano

“Schelm, halt fest” from Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter) by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Lin Chen, soprano as Ännchen  & Diane Althaus, soprano as Agathe

Grace Huang, piano

Celebrating the Masterworks of W.A. Mozart @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Duets for two oboes arranged by Gail Perstein, Edited by Gunther Joppig

“Non più andrai” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Voi, che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro
“Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” from Die Zauberflöte
“Ein Madchen oder Weibchen” from Die Zauberflöte

Gail Perstein and Sharon Jung, oboe

“Laudamus te” from Mass in c minor, K. 427

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

“Et incarnatus est” from Mass in c minor, K. 427

Meg Daly, soprano

Serenade No. 10 in B flat Major, Movement III. Adagio, K. 361
Piano concerto No. 23 in A Major, Movement II. Adagio,  K. 488

Lucy Wenger, piano

Requiem, K. 626

  1. Introit/Kyrie
  2. Dies irae
  3. Tuba mirum
  4. Rex tremendae
  5. Recordare
  6. Confutatis
  7. Lacrimosa

LMC Member musicians

Meg Daly, soprano Gwen Trussler, mezzo-sop Emily Riesser, soprano Candice Chin, violin
Ann Rackl, violin Janice Gockel, viola Terry Cook, cello Madeline Beery, flute
Gail Perstein, oboe Sharon Jung, oboe Lucy Wenger, piano Eun Cho, conductor


Guest Artists

Julie Buetow, clarinet Sarah Peniston, bassoon Rob Quiesser, trombone
Jon Brenner, violone Emily Robinson, alto Greta Birkby, alto
James Walters, tenor Cary Lee, tenor Justin Kalm, tenor
Lisa Arden Wright, soprano Gus Blazek, bass Ron Knoebel, bass
Glenn Nielsen, bass JJ Barrett, French horn


Songs by Bellini and music for violin & piano by Kreisler @ Seattle Art Museum
May 11 @ 12:00 pm

*Please note that though there is an admission cost to the museum on this day, access to LMC concerts are always free!

Works by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

L’abbandono (Romanza) (The abandonment)
Malinconia, Ninfa gentile (Melancholy gentle nymph)
Vanne, o rosa fortunata (Go, fortunate rose)
“Eccomi . . . O quante volte,” (Here I am… o how many times) from I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Almen, se non poss’io seguir l’amato bene (At least if I am not able to follow my beloved)
Per pietà, bell’idol mio (Have pity, my dearest one)
Ma rendi pur contento (Only make her happy)

Emily Riesser, soprano     Lucy Wenger, piano

Music for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Ann Rackl, violin & Selina Chu, piano


Music of Spain and South America @ SeaTac Community Center
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-sponsored by LMC and the City of SeatacFlamenco dancer

Suite española, Op. 47 by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Guitar music TBA

A próle do bébé (A baby’s family) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)

Poema en forma de canciones, Op.19 by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

Odeon (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)

Ferramenta (Tango) by Ernesto Nazareth

Guitar Music TBA


Danza Triste by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Zambra by Enrique Granados

Canciones clásicas españolas by Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)

Guitar music TBA

Featured performers
Geisa Dutra, Lucy Wenger and Yuliya Minina, piano
Meg Daly, Gwen Trussler and Regina Thomas, voice
TBA, guitar

Songs by R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff and piano music by Chopin @ Mirabella Seattle
May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Songs by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Freundliche Vision (A pleasant vision)
Kling! (Ring!)
Epheu (Ivy)
Heimliche Aufforderung (Heimliche Aufforderung)

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Весенние воды / Vesenniye vody (Spring Waters)  Op. 14, No. 11
Не верь мне, друг!/Ne ver′ mne, drug!( Believe Me Not, Friend!)Op. 14, No. 7
В молчаньи ночи тайной/V molchan′i nochi taynoy (In the Silence of the Secret Night), Op. 4, No. 3
Сон (Son (The Dream), Op. 38, No. 5

Malya Muth, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Piano music by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in F-sharp major, op.15, no.2
Nocturne in D-flat major, op.27, no.2
Mazurka in b- minor, op.33, no.4
Ballade no.3 in A-flat major, op.47

Valentina Rodov, piano

Free Concert in the Park at Crossroads @ Crossroads Community Center
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Malya sings MahlerA Family Friendly event!  The recital hall opens right into Crossroads Park and Playground. Come enjoy music while you play and relax.



Crossroads theater