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.

Things That go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Extravaganza @ Merrill Gardens Burien
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Poem

Konzertstuck for two clarinets in d minor, Op. 114 by Felix Mendelssohn

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinets
Abigail Habegger, piano

Отрывок из А. Мюссе (Excerpt from Alfred de Musset) by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Au Cimitiere” (At the cemetery) from Les nuits d’été byHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Graceful Ghost Rag byWilliam Bolcom (b. 1938)

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“The Jewel Song” from Faust byCharles Gounod (1818-1893)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the spinning wheel) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Malya Muth, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

“L’altra notte” (The other night) from Mefistofele byArrigo Boito (1842-1918)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Pictures at an Exhibition byModest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

  • “Gnomus”
  • “Old Castle”

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Nebbie (Mists) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Waldesgespracht (Conversation in the Forest) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Medley from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, selections by John Williams

Julie Shankland and Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Gail Perstein, English horn

Oboe duets by George, Goddard & Sellner, Songs from American & British Musical Theater @ West Seattle Library
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm

Canonic Sonata #1 by Thom Ritter George (1942 -)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo

Canonic Sonata #4 by Thom Ritter George

  1. Allegretto
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Rondo

Tricks & Games by Mark Goddard (1960 -)

  1. Trumpet Prelude
  2. Chinese Chequers
  3. Follow my Leader
  4. Leap Frog
  5. Draughts
  6. Baboushka
  7. Cowboys
  8. Indians
  9. Hobby Horse
  10. Tin Soldiers
  11. Cat’s Cradle
  12. Rag Time
  13. Trumpet Postlude

Duet #10  by Joseph Sellner (1787 – 1843)

  1. Allegro Agitato
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo. Allegro

Sharon Jung and Gail Perstein, oboes

“The Sun whose rays are all ablaze” from the Mikado by Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sullivan (1842-1900)
“Once Upon A Dream” from Jekyll & Hyde by Frank Wildhorn (b. 1959)
“Loving You” from Passion by Stephen Sondheim (b. 1954)
“How Could I ever Know” from the Secret Garden by Lucy Simon (b. 1943) and Marsha Norman (b. 1947)
“Is this Home?” from Beauty and The Beast by Tim Rice (b. 1944) and Alan Menken (b. 1949)
“Tell Me on a Sunday” from Tell Me on a Sunday by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948)
“Till I Hear You Sing”  from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Love Never Dies” from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Desert Fables for Oboe, Cabaret Songs by Weill, Britten, Bolcom & Schoenberg @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm

Three Desert Fables for Solo Oboe by Jenni Brandon (1977-)

  1. The Joshua Tree and the Moth – A desert fable of love and survival
  2. The Rock and the Chuckwalla – Basking in the sun . . .
  3. The Ocotillo and the Bee – A Desert Waltz

Gail Perstein, oboe

Love in the Dictionary  by Celius Dougherty (1902-1986)
“Tell me the truth about Love” from Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Aria from The Mirror of Arcadia (Brettl-Lieder)  from  by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)Image result for hearts with an arrow
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself”from One Touch of Venus by Kurt Weill (1900-2012)
Amor from Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom (b. 1938 )

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Fantasy No. 3, originally in B minor, for Solo Alto Recorder by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Snake for Solo English Horn by Michael Berkeley (b. 1948-)
Partly inspired by the poem The Snake by D.H. Lawrence

Gail Perstein, English horn and recorder

Flute, oboe, bassoon trios by Cambini and Telemann, Barber’s Despite and Still @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Trio op. 45 Nr. 1 by Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Rondo, Allegretto bruioso

Triosonate in E minor by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

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

Despite and Still, Opus 41 by Samuel Barber  (1910 – 1981)

  1. A Last Song (Robert Graves)
  2. My Lizard (Theodore Roethke)
  3. In the Wilderness (Robert Graves)
  4. Solitary Hotel (James Joyce, Ulysses)
  5. Despite and Still (Robert Graves)

“A Simple Song” from Mass by Leonard Bernstein

“One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man”  from Wonderful Town (Betty Comden/Adolph Green) (1918 – 1990)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

French and British songs, Trios for two oboes & English horn @ University House, Wallingford
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Automne (Autumn) by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Il pleure dans mon coeur (It’s raining in my heart) by Claude Debussy (1862-1968)
Il Neige (The snow) by Herman Bemberg (1859-1931)
Paysage sentimental (Sentimental Journey) by Claude Debussy
From Seven Elizabethan Songs, Opus 12 by Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
– Fair House of Joy
– The Faithless Shepherdess
– My Life’s Delight
Magnificat by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
What Songs were Sung by John Ness Beck (1930-1987)
Go Tell it on the Mountain  traditional Spiritual, arr. Mark Hayes (b. 1953)

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano
Joan Lundquist, 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 – vivio
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

recitals, soprano and oboe @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm

recital TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

recital TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe

Oboe recital, Bach flute and piano sonata @ West Seattle Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Recital TBA

Sharon Jung, oboe

Bach flute/keyboard sonata in E Major

Kris Palmer, flute and Karin McCullough, piano

Soprano recital, Music for flute and oboe @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Recital TBA

Lin Chen, soprano and TBA, piano

Wind Ensemble TBA

Rosemary Bell, oboe and Madeline Beery, flute