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.

Oct
7
Sun
Partita for oboe, bassoon and piano, NW Composer K. Morrill @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Partita for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by David Diamond (1935-2005)

  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Adagio espressivo
  3. Allegro molto

Terzetto No. 1 for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by Gaetano Corticelli (1804-1840)
(Central episode introduces Desdemona’s aria from Rossini’s Otello, “Assisa ai piè di un salice”)

Gail Perstein, oboe
Erik Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

NW Composer Spotlight: Kam Morrill

Idaho Songs by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Housman Songs by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

I Wander Dreaming by Kam Morrill

Regina Thomas, soprano and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

Four Madrigals for three sopranos by Kam Morrill

Tiina Ritalahti, Katie Hochman, and Regina Thomas, sopranos

Oct
28
Sun
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

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

Canonic Sonate # 6 by Georg Philipp Teleman (1681 – 1767)

  1. Vivace
  2. Soave
  3. Allegro Assai

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. 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

Lin Chen keeps herself busy singing and playing the violin as a freelance musician in the Greater Seattle area. Her vocal adventures started at the age of 16 when she started taking singing lessons out of her love for Musical Theatre. It wasn’t long before she started to discover a new interest for Opera and has been singing and learning the classical repertoires ever since. Growing up in Australia, she was fortunate to study with a number of teachers from the Griffith and the Sydney Conservatoriums and was an active participant in the local performance scene. Lin is excited to be a part of LMC and look forward to sharing her music with the LMC community!

Gail Perstein has a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College, a Bachelor of Music from P.L.U., a Master of Music from U.W. (both in oboe performance) and a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology, also from U.W.  She splits her time between teaching oboe privately, performing on oboe/English horn, and performing early music. She played in both early and classical music groups at P.L.U. and U.W., and continues performing in various settings, ranging from Tacoma Opera to local church services. Ms. Perstein performed for many years with her own medieval group, Chansonnier, and using period instruments.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Ladies Musical Club as chair of the Frances Walton Competition Committee.

Nov
8
Thu
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

Amber Rose Johnson, recently returned to her native Northwest after completing her Master’s in Vocal Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Upon moving back to the Pacific Northwest she joined the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle and is now an active recitalist with that organization. She has performed recitals of all Russian art songs, as well as major works such as Mahler’s Rückert Lieder. She is an active performer in the local opera scene, having worked with Kitsap Opera, Northwest Opera in Schools Etc., Opera Mariposa (BC), Puget Sound Opera, Puget Sound Concert Opera and Lyric Opera Northwest.

Joan Lundquist has served as a collaborative pianist for Seattle area musicians and organizations for 30 years. Since moving to the area from Humboldt State University in northern California, where she was staff accompanist, Joan has worked with the Northwest Boy Choir, Seattle Choral Company, has taught at Seattle University and Northwest University, and has worked with several area private music teachers. Currently, Ms. Lundquist is the organist/pianist at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle and rehearsal accompanist for the Seattle Choral Company.

Gail Perstein has a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College, a Bachelor of Music from P.L.U., a Master of Music from U.W. (both in oboe performance) and a Master of Arts in Historical Musicology, also from U.W.  She splits her time between teaching oboe privately, performing on oboe/English horn, and performing early music. She played in both early and classical music groups at P.L.U. and U.W., and continues performing in various settings, ranging from Tacoma Opera to local church services. Ms. Perstein performed for many years with her own medieval group, Chansonnier, and using period instruments.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Ladies Musical Club as chair of the Frances Walton Competition Committee.

Dec
6
Thu
Trio sonate for flute, oboe and bassoon, song recital for mezzo-soprano @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

trio sonate TBA

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
TBA, bassoon

recital TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
10
Mon
soprano recital, music for three oboes @ University House, Wallingford
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

recital TBA

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

music for three oboes

Gail Perstein, Sharon Jung and Bernard Shapiro (guest artist), oboes

Jan
5
Sat
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

Mar
10
Sun
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

Apr
15
Mon
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