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 by Midge Bowman, Music and Art Historian

Early Period

Nuits d’etoiles (1880)
Ariettes Oubliees, No. 4 Chevaux de 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)
Preludes, selections (1913)
Sonata for Cello and piano, First Movement (1915)
Violin sonata, selections (1916-17)



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

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

Oboe recital tba

Sharon Jung, oboe

Oboe/Flute ensemble program TBA

Madeline Beery, flute and Rosemary Bell, oboe/English horn

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