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
5
Thu
Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm

Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
poetry by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)

“Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n” (Now the sun wants to rise as brightly)
“Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen” (Now I see well, why with such dark flames)
“Wenn dein Mütterlein” (When your mama steps in through the door)
“Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen” (I often think: they have only just gone out)
“In diesem Wetter” (In this weather)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano   Johanna Mastenbrook, piano
Rosemary Bell, oboe    Laurie Heidt, French Horn (guest artist)

Oct
8
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: Verdi and verismo @ West Seattle Library
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm

“Vieni t’affretta” from MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi – 1847
“Non pianger mia compagna” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi – 1866
“O don fatale”  from Don Carlo
“Stella del marinar” from La Gioconda – 1876
“è una anatema”, duet for Gioconda and Laura from La Gioconda
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Quando m’en vo” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini – 1896
“Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea – 1902
“Accerba Volutta” from Adriana Lecouvreur
“Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio”, duet for Butterfly and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly – 1904

Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

Oct
15
Sun
LMC Opera – The Italians: Verdi and verismo @ Mirabella
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm

“Vieni t’affretta” from MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi – 1847
“Non pianger mia compagna” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi – 1866
“O don fatale”  from Don Carlo
“Stella del marinar” from La Gioconda – 1876
“è una anatema”, duet for Gioconda and Laura from La Gioconda
“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini – 1889
“Ebben, ne andro lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani – 1892
“Quando m’en vo” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini – 1896
“Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea – 1902
“Accerba Volutta” from Adriana Lecouvreur
“Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio”, duet for Butterfly and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly – 1904

Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano

Oct
28
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 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)
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)
Sonata for Cello and piano, selections (1915)
Douze Etudes, selections (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)

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, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Kathy Zufall, violins
Janice Gockel and Carolyn Wyman, violas
Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

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

NTRODUCTION 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)
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)
Sonata for Cello and piano, selections (1915)
Douze Etudes, selections (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)

Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Candice Chin, violin
Terry Cook, cello

 

Dec
2
Sat
Guitar and voice recitals @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Guitar recital TBA

Hilary Field, guitar

Voice recital TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano

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