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.

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

Monologue 2 for oboe by Erland von Koch (1910 – 2009)

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegro molto vivace

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

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn

Robert Schumman (Photo Credit: Adolph von Menzel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
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

Sharon Jung, oboe and Gail Perstein, English horn