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.

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)
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)



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

Music for solo oboe and for flute/oboe ensemble @ University House, Wallingford
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Oboe recital tba

Sharon Jung, oboe

Sonata in C Major by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)

Sonata I by Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685- 1750)

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Strauss 4 last songs @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

4 Letzte Lieder (4 last songs), TrV 296 by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  1. Frühling (Spring)
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen (While going to sleep)
  4. Im Abendrot (In twilight)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

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


Barber’s Hermit Songs and Music for Flute and Oboe @ Mirabella
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm

Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber  (1910-1981)

  1. At St Patrick’s Purgatory” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)
  2. “Church Bell at Night” (translated by Howard Mumford Jones)
  3. “St Ita’s Vision” (translated by Chester Kallman)
  4. “The Heavenly Banquet” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)
  5. “The Crucifixion” (translated by Howard Mumford Jones)
  6. “Sea Snatch” (translated by Kenneth H. Jackson)
  7. “Promiscuity” (translated by Kenneth H. Jackson)
  8. “The Monk and his Cat” (translated by W.H. Auden)
  9. “The Praises of God” (translated by W.H. Auden)
  10. “The Desire for Hermitage” (translated by Seán Ó Faoláin)

Lin Chen, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Wind ensemble program TBA

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe