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)