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.

Mar
1
Thu
Celebrating Women’s History month with Women Composers @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Sisters by Gloria Wilson Swisher (b. 1935)

  1. Sit and Sew (poem by Alice Dunbar Nelson)
  2. Tenebris (poem by Angelina Weld Grimke)
  3. The Cabal at Nickey Nackeys (poem by Aphra Behn)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
London poets (Amy Levy)
Fog (words by John Davidson)
London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

4. in 1 Nursery Rhymes for Julia (words by Charles Strong) by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

  1. Go to Sleep
  2. The Sly Crocodile
  3. Robin Redbreast
  4. The Plump Prairie Dog

Susan Strick, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Cowboy Songs by Libby Larson (b. 1950)

  1. Bucking Bronco
  2. Lift Me into Heaven Slowly
  3. Billy the Kid

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

Mar
12
Mon
Music for mezzo-soprano, soprano, recorder and piano @ University House Wallingford
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Engels Nachtegaeltje Variations from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jakob van Eyck (ca. 1590-1657)

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Fêtes galantes II by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
No. 2 “Le Faune”
No. 3 “Colloque sentimental”

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Two Short Songs by Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

  1. I held Love’s Head
  2. Thou gav’st me leave to kiss

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Sonatina for treble recorder and piano by Lennox Berkely (1903-1989)

  1. Moderato,
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro moderato

Nola Allen, piano
Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Nell by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Phidylé by Henri Duparc (1848-1023)

Susan Strick, soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posthumous by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Nola Allen, piano

A Soft Day  by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Bird Songs for soprano voice, descant and sopranino recorder by Colin Hand (1929-2015)

“I watched a Blackbird” Moderato
“Proud Songsters” Allegretto

Silver Duet for Soprano voice, alto voice, tenor recorder and piano by Colin Hand (1929-2015)

Nola Allen, piano
Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, soprano

“Barcarolle” from Les Contes d’Hoffman by  Jacques Offenbach (1844-1880)

Nola Allen, piano
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, soprano

Mar
14
Wed
Music for piano by Ravel and Chopin, French song recital @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm

Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5

Valses nobles et sentimentales  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Modéré – très franc
  2. Assez lent – avec une expression intense
  3. Modéré
  4. Assez animé
  5. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
  6. Vif
  7. Moins vif
  8. Épilogue: lent

Joyce Gibb, piano

A Chloris by Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
Sylvie by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Psyché by Emile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
Nell by Gabriel Fauré
Lydia by Gabriel Fauré
Phidylé by Henri Duparc (1848-1023)

Susan Strick, soprano and Nola Allen, piano

Mar
17
Sat
Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of the birth month of J.S. Bach with music for keyboard, voice, flute, violin, oboe, recorders.

“Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen göttlichen Flammen” from Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How beautifully shines the Morning Star), BWV 1

Lin Chen, soprano
Gail Perstein, English horn
Lucy Wenger, piano

 

“Mein gläubiges Herze” from Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68

Lin Chen, soprano      Candice Chin, violin
Gail Perstein, oboe     Lucy Wenger, piano

“Nichts kann mich erretten” from Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano     Lucy Wenger, piano

The Goldberg Variations
Original aria
First Variation
Last Variation (Quodlibet)
Aria (Recapitulation)

Karin McCullough, piano

“Wir eilen mit schwachen” from Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Leslie Stark and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Lucy Wenger, piano

“Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt” from Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Lin Chen, soprano and Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Lucy Wenger, piano

Bist du bei mir

Leslie Stark, soprano
Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violins
Karin McCullough, piano
Kris Palmer, flute

INTERMISSION

“Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris”, No. 9 from Mass in b minor, BWV 232

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violins
Lucy Wenger, piano

 “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben” (Part II, No.58) from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Katie Hochman, soprano    Kris Palmer, flute     Karin McCullough, piano

Well-Temper-Clavier selection TBA

Lucy Wenger, piano

“Sich üben im Lieben” from Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202
“The Wedding Cantata”

Leslie Stark, soprano     Gail Perstein, oboe     Karin McCullough, piano

“Schafe können sicher weiden” from Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208
“The Hunting Cantata”

Katie Hochman, soprano
Jill Carlsen and Sabine Endrigkeit, recorders
Karin McCullough, piano

“Ei, wie schmeckt der Coffee suesse” from Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211
“The Coffee Cantata”

Lin Chen, soprano     Kris Palmer, flute     Karin McCullough, piano

Trio sonata in G Major, BWV 1038

Kris Palmer, flute    Candice Chin, violin    Karin McCullough, piano

Apr
5
Thu
Music for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke and Johannes Brahms @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm

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

  1. Allegro amabile
  2. Allegro appassionato
  3. Andante con moto; Allegro

Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

  1. Impetuoso
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio

Yi Zhou, viola and Grace Huang, piano

Apr
7
Sat
Piano music by Mozart and Chopin, Brahms viola sonata @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Sonata No. 7 in C, K. 309 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Andante un poco adagio
  3. Rondeau (Alegretto grazioso)

Etudes by Frederic Chopin 1810-1849
Etude in C Major Op. 10 No. 1
Etude in A Minor Op. 25 No. 4
Etude in G Flat Major Op. 25 No. 9

Bethany Pho, piano

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

  1. Allegro amabile
  2. Allegro appassionato
  3. Andante con moto; Allegro

Yi Zhou, viola and Grace Huang, piano

Apr
8
Sun
Songs by Janet Anderson, 20th Century American Opera @ West Seattle Library
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm

For Snow by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. Snow-Flakes (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  2. Silver Filigree (Elinor Wylie)
  3. For Snow (Eleanor Farjeon)

London Songs by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

  1. A March day in London (words by Amy Levy)
  2. Straw in the street (Amy Levy)
  3. London poets (Amy Levy)
  4. Fog (words by John Davidson)
  5. London’s summer morning (words by Mary Robinson)

Katie Hochman, soprano, and Janet Anderson, piano

“The Trees on the Mountain” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
“Must the winter come so soon?” from Vanessa by Samuel Barber
“Who is there to love me?” from A hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
“Isn’t the weather awful” from The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
“Kiss me not goodbye” from The Mighty Casey by William Schumann
“What will it be for me?” from Regina by Marc Blitzstein
“No more pale moon” from Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem

Amber Rose Johnson, Clarice Warrick, Emily Riesser and Molly Tomlinson, sopranos
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, direction and narration

Apr
11
Wed
Celebrating National Poetry Month: Original works by Member Composers @ Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

Think of Santos , Poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Music by Hilary Field

Eight Poems from “Killing Marías,” Poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Music by Hilary Field
María
María Agustina Mystical Rose
María Cristina Hanging Chrysallis
María de los Angeles Boundless Love
María Queen of Lullabies
María Estela Cause of Our Joy
María Luisa y Sus Tres Ninhos Fiercest of Mothers
María

Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), Poem by Pablo Neruda, Music by Hilary Field

Hilary Field, guitar
Jill Carlsen, reader

Fragments from an Alzheimer’s Journey: Goodbye Again, Poetry by Esther Altshul Helfgott, Music by Janet Anderson
  1. He’s sadness
  2. Today I wheel him to the window
  3. More and more
  4. His face is my grandfather’s
  5. Today as I walked into his room
  6. He’s better today
  7. Tonight at dinner
  8. He’s bedridden
  9. He’s weak and tired
  10. How long?
  11. Goodbye. Again.
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Kathryn Zufall, violin
Janet Anderson, piano
Memories of You, Poems by Alina Rios, Settings by Nicole Truesdell
  1. Go Ahead and Howl
  2. Doors
  3. Now Here
  4. Falling
  5. Life in Clover
Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Jill Carlsen, recorder
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
Julie Shankland, clarinet
Johanna Mastenbrook, 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

Apr
15
Sun
Beethoven violin sonata and Duets and solos for Clarinet @ Mirabella
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm

Piano and Violin Sonata in F op. 24 (“Spring”) by Beethoven

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Sonatina for Clarinet Solo “Tema con variazioni,” Movement No. 1 by Miklós Rózsa

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet

Duo No. 1 by Fritz Kroepsch

Humoreske by Anton Dvorak

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinets