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
28
Sat
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction and Biographical notes

Midge Bowman, Music and Art Historian

 

Early Period

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Romance
Mandoline
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)
Preludes, selections (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, First Movement (1915)

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, Susan Strick, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Soohee Park (guest artist), violins
Janice Gockel, viola and Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

Special guest artists: King’s High School Chamber Orchestra Members:

Hannah Te and Nathan Molvik, violins
Wonrae Kim, viola and Leo Hong, bass
Caleb de Los Angeles and Tiffany Tu, flutes
Sabrina Steinhubel, Sydney Bivins and Maggie Song, clarinets
Elma Lu, bassoon and  Emmie Wang, piano

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

MIDDLE PERIOD

Fetes galantes, No. 2 Le Faune  (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)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Terry Cook, cello

 

Nov
9
Thu
LMC Opera: Russian Opera of the 19th Century @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm

Antonida’s Romance from A life for the Tsar by by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Meg Daly, soprano as Antonida

Ruslan and Lyudmila Illustrated by Leonid Vladimirsky

“Dream divine, enchanting sight!” from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Ratmir

“Days of love and fond affection” from Rusalka by Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as the Princess

Tamara’s Romance from The Demon by Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Tamara

“Forces of prophecy” from Khovanschina by Modest Musorgsky (1839-1889)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as Marfa

“Ah! I weep, I weep bitterly” (Yaroslavna’s Lament) from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Yaroslavna

“Says the Rain Cloud to the the thunder one day” from The Snow Maiden by Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Lel

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Meg Daly, soprano as the Queen of Shemakha

“Ah, I am worn out with grief” from The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Lisa

“Have you not heard?” (Act I, Scene I quartet) from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchoikovsky

Piano, Maria Khavin

Nov
13
Mon
LMC Opera: Russian Opera of the 19th Century @ University House, Wallingford
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Antonida’s Romance from A life for the Tsar by by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Meg Daly, soprano as Antonida

Ruslan and Lyudmila Illustrated by Leonid Vladimirsky

“Dream divine, enchanting sight!” from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Ratmir

“Days of love and fond affection” from Rusalka by Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as the Princess

Tamara’s Romance from The Demon by Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Tamara

“Forces of prophecy” from Khovanschina by Modest Musorgsky (1839-1889)

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as Marfa

“Ah! I weep, I weep bitterly” (Yaroslavna’s Lament) from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Yaroslavna

“Says the Rain Cloud to the the thunder one day” from The Snow Maiden by Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano as Lel

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Meg Daly, soprano as the Queen of Shemakha

“Ah, I am worn out with grief” from The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano as Lisa

“Have you not heard?” (Act I, Scene I quartet) from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchoikovsky

PIANO, MARIA KHAVIN

Nov
19
Sun
French romantic songs and duets @ Mirabella
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Songs and duets of the French Romantic period

Ouvre ton coeur (Open your heart) by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Si tu le veux (If you like) by Charles Koechlin (1876-1950)
Chere nuit (Dear night) by Alfred Bachelet (1854-1923)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Les Danse de Mormont ( The dance of Mormont) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Les Trois Oiseaux (The three birds) by Leo Delibes (1836 -1891)
Mimi Pinson by Gabriel Pierne (1844-1926)
Au Bord de L’eau (By the water) by Emile Paladilhe (1844-1926)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Quatre airs chantés, FP 46 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

  1. Air romantique (romantic air)
  2. Air champetre (pastoral air)
  3. Air grave (serious air)
  4. Air vif (lively air)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Joie! (Joy) by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Marine by Jules Massenet
Fantoches (Puppets) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Canzone Madrigalescha (Madrigal song) by Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
El Desdichado (The unfortunate one) by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Chants d’Auvergne (Selections) by Joseph Canteloube de Malaret (1879 – 1957)

La pastoura als camps (The Shepherdess in the Fields)
Baïlèro (Song of the shepherd of the High Auverne)
Lo fiolairé (The spinner)
Malurous qu’o uno fenno (Unfortunate is the one who has a wife)

Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Les trois belles damoiselles (The three beautiful girls) by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

Katie Hochman and Mele Santos, sopranos and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
2
Sat
Original works for guitar by Hilary Field and Histoires Naturelles by Ravel @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Histoires Naturelles (Natural history) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  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)

Selections from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Amor 
George

Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Cantilena by Hilary Field

Suite Sephardi by Hilary Field

Ode to Hope by Hilary Field

Hilary Field, guitar

 

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

“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 ~ Denna 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 ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

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

Serpina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano and Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

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

Serse ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano

“Furie di donna irata” from La buona figliuola by Niccolò Piccinni (1728-1800)

Cecchina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

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

Euridice ~ TBA, soprano and Orfeo ~ Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

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

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger, piano

Stage Direction ~ Janene Nelson

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

“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 ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano and Nero ~ Regina Thomas, 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 ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

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

Serpina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano and Uberto ~ Darrell Jordan, baritone

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

Serse ~ Brittany Walker, mezzo soprano

“Furie di donna irata” from La buona figliuola by Niccolò Piccinni (1728-1800)

Cecchina ~ Denna Good-Mojab, soprano

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

Euridice ~ Clarice Warrick, soprano and Orfeo ~ Janene Nelson, mezzo soprano

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

Iphigenie ~ Heather Mullin, soprano

Lucy Wenger, piano

Stage Direction ~ Janene Nelson

Feb
11
Sun
Mendelssohn piano trio in d minor @ 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

vocal recital TBA

Gwen Trussler, 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