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.

Brahms songs and duets and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm

Fünf Lieder, Op. 105 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Wie Melodien zeiht es (It moves like a melody)
  2. Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (My slumber grows ever more peaceful)
  3. Klage (Lament)
  4. Auf dem Kirchhofe(In the churchyard)
  5. Verrat (Betrayal)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Shirley Wu, piano

Vier Duette, Op. 61 by Johannes Brahms

  1. Die Schwestern (The sisters)
  2. Klosterfräulein (The young nun)
  3. Phänomen (Phenomenon)
  4. Die Boten der Liebe (The messengers of love)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
Shirley Wu, piano

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)

Solo recitals for piano and oboe @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Concerto in c minor for oboe (no opus number) by Benedetto Marcello (1686 – 1739)

  1. allegro moderato
  2. adagio

Concertino for oboe and orchestra opus 110 by Johann Kalliwoda

  1. Allegro con fuoco
  2. Romanze
  3. Vivace

Sharon Jung, oboe and Lucy Wenger, piano

Piano recital TBA

Joyce Gibb, 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

Recitals for oboe and recorder @ Mirabella
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Oboe recital and ensembles TBA

Sharon Jung, oboe

Recorder recital and ensembles TBA

Jill Carlsen, recorder

Voice and oboe recitals @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

Recital programming TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Asta Vaicekonis, piano

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

Music for soprano and oboe, clarinet and wind ensembles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Collaborative programming TBA involving the soprano voice, oboe, clarinet, piano and other wind instruments

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Julie Shankland, clarinet

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, vocal music by Kam Morrill @ West Seattle Library
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Idaho Songs by Kam Morrill

  1. Indifference
  2. Feisty
  3. My Mountains

Katie Hochman, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

I Wander  Dreaming

Regina Thomas, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Madrigals for three sopranos (poetry by e.e. cummings)

  1. Thy fingers make early flowers
  2. I spoke to thee with a smile
  3. All in green went my love riding
  4. When god lets my body be

Katie Hochman, Regina Thomas and Tiina Ritalahti, sopranos
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano