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
14
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera @ West Seattle Library
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano    Sesto ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

 “Lo conosco” (I know it) from La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

 “Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

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

Jan
21
Sun
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck reform opera @ Mirabella
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera

“vi ricordi o boschi ombrosi” (Do you remember, o shady woods?) from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
“Tu sei morta” (You are dead) from L’Orfeo

Orfeo ~ Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone

“Pur ti miro” (I adore you) from L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Poppea ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“Piante ombrose” (Shaded plants) from La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Calisto ~ Heather Mullin, Soprano

“Tu sei il cor di questo core” (You are my heart of hearts) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)

“Son nata lagrimar” (I was born to weep) from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Achilla ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone     Cornelia ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano    Sesto ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano

“Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by G.F. Handel

Katie Stevenson as Almirena

“Lo conosco” (I know it) from La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Serpina ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano     Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

“Ombra mai fu” from Serse by G. F. Handel

Serse ~ Brittany Walker (guest artist), mezzo-soprano

“Che fiero momento” from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Euridice ~ Denná Good-Mojab, soprano    Orfeo ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

“O malheureuse, Iphigenie” from Iphigenie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

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

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

Collaborative program for piano, recorder, soprano and mezzo-soprano

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

 

Mar
17
Sat
Bach Birthday Concert @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

A celebration of the birth month of JS Bach: music for keyboard, violin, voice, recorders

Malya Muth, Lin Chen and Leslie Stark, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, keyboard

Jill Carlsen, recorder

Candice Chin and Lin Chen, violin

Apr
9
Mon
LMC Opera: 20th Century scenes and arias @ University House Wallingford
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm

Music by Barber, Menotti, Weill, Vaughan Williams and more

Amber Rose Johnson, Ya-Li Lee, Leslie Stark and Breanna Hanson, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

Apr
22
Sun
LMC Opera: 20th Century
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm

Music by Barber, Menotti, Weill, Vaughan Williams and more

Amber Rose Johnson, Ya-Li Lee, Leslie Stark and Breanna Hanson, sopranos

Joan Lundquist, piano

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Apr
28
Sat
Music of America and the British Isles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Music from America and the British Isles featuring music for voice, piano, violin, recorder.

Katie Hochman and Lin Chen, sopranos

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano

Candice Chin, violin

Lucy Wenger and Joan Lundquist, piano

Jill Carlsen, recorder

May
11
Fri
LMC Opera: Famous Mothers @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

Scenes and arias featuring some of opera’s most famous (and infamous) mothers

Carol Voss, Mele Santos, Lin Chen and Ki-Jung Jun, sopranos
Victoria Chaussee, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, direction and narration