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.

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

Schubert’s Frauenliebe-und leben and oboe/English horn duets by Beethoven and Shapiro @ Mirabella
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Frauenliebe und -leben (Woman’s love and life) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen
  2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
  3. Ich kann’s nicht fassen
  4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
  6. Süsser Freund, du blickest
  7. An meinem Herzen
  8. Nun hast du mir der ersten Schmerz getan

Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Sonata for oboe and English horn by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Transcribed by Alan Hawkins

  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino con moto, theme and variations
  3. Allegro assai

Re:pair – duet for oboe and English horn by Alex Shapiro (b. 1962)

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn

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

I Wander  Dreaming

Housman Songs

  1. To an athlete dying young
  2. With Rue
  3. Now Hollow Fires

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