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.

LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

“A l’hotel Translyvanie” from Manon by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Pousette
Regina Thomas, soprano as Javotte
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Rosette

“Je suis encour tout etourdie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson,soprano as Manon

“Va! laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther by Jules Massenet

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Charlotte

“Salut, splendeur du jour” (Brunehild’s awakening) from Sigurd by Ernest Reyer (1823-1909)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Brunehild

“D’amour l’ardente flame” from La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Diane Althaus, mezzo-soprano as Marguerite

“Je veux vivre” from Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Juliette

“Ah! Quell diner” (grisette) from La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Perichole

“j’en prendrai un, deux, trois” from Pomme d’api by Jacques Offenbach

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Catherine (Pomme d’api)

“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Diane Althaus, soprano as Giulietta
Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Nicklausse

Abigail Habegger, piano
Regina Thomas, Stage Direction and Commentary

Sea Pictures by E. Elgar, trios for two oboes and English horn @ Mirabella
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm

Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

“Sea Slumber Song,” poem by Roden Noel
“In Haven (Capri), ” poem by Caroline Alice Elgar, the composer’s wife
“Sabbath Morning at Sea,” poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Where Corals Lie,” poem by Richard Garnett
“The Swimmer,” poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

Variations and Fugue on St. Antoni Chorale for Two Oboes and Cor Anglais by Graham Powning (b. 1949 in Sydney, Australia)
Theme – andante
Var. I – l’istesso tempo
Var. II – presto
Var. III – lento
Var. IV – tempo di valse
Var. V – andante
Var. VI – vivo
Var VII – siciliana
Var. VIII – andante
Var. IX – allegro
Var. X – andante
Fugue – andante
Coda – presto

Mini-Trio for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais Allan Stephenson (b. 1949 near Liverpool, England, since 1973 living in Cape Town, South Africa)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Poco lento
III. Scherzo and Trio

Sharon Jung, oboe
Bernard Shapiro (guest performer), oboe
Gail Perstein, English horn

LMC Opera: Mozart Masterpieces @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

No. 1 Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe! sonst bin ich verloren (Help, Help or I am lost!)
No. 2 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher I am indeed)
No. 3 “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”  (This likeness is enchantingly lovely)
No. 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (In men, who feel love)

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

“Voi che sapete” (You who know)
“Venite inginochchiatevi” (Come kneel down)

Così fan tutte (Women are like that), select scenes

From Act I
No. 2 “Al fato dan legge quegli occhi” (To fate he leaves in those eyes)
No. 4 “Ah, guarda sorella” (Ah, look sister)
No. 11 “Ah, scostati…Smanie implacabili” (Ah, leave me….Implacable restlessness)
No. 12 “In uomini, in soldati sperar fedeltà?” (In men, in soldiers you hope for fidelity?)
No. 14 “Temerari…Come scoglio” (Audacious ones…Like a rock)
No. 16 “Un aura amorosa” (A breath of love)
From Act II
No. 19 “Una donna a quindici anni” (Any girl of 15 years)
No. 23 “Il core vi dono” (My heart I give you)
No. 26. “Donne mie la fate a tanti” (Women who would do that to me)

Meg Daly, Ya-Li Lee and Emily Riesser, sopranos
Jesse Nordstrom (guest artist), tenor
Darrell J. Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary

Bell’s Day Turned into Night for Mezzo-Soprano, Bach’s b minor Partita @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm

Day Turned Into Night by Iain Bell (b. 1980)

  1. My Dearest Uncle
  2. The Honeymoon Evening
  3. Never can I forget…
  4. How am I alive?
  5. I feel his love is ever present

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

b minor Partita by J. S. Bach

Angie Kam, violin

Heggie’s The Deepest Desire for mezzo-soprano and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Deepest Desire by Jake Heggie

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

piano recital TBA

Geisa Dutra, piano

LMC Opera: The Beauty of Bel Canto @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

“O nume tutelar” from La Vestale by Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851)

“Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Giaochino Rossini (1792-1868)

“O quante volte and Act I duet” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

“Al dolce guidami” from Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

“Mira, o Norma” from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

” Regnava nel Silenzio” from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti

“Saria possibile” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Katie Hochman, Clarice Alfonso and Lori Williams, sopranos

Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-soprano

Janene Nelson, direction and narration

Joan Lundquist, piano

In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Violons dan le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” Charles Ives (1874-1954)

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst

Last invocation by Ralph Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

LMC Composers’ Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Program TBA featuring the music of:


LMC Opera: Europe in the 20th Century @ Mirabella
May 19 @ 3:30 pm

Opera Scenes and arias performed with staging and costumes

Music by Ravel, Britten, Strauss and others.

Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary