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

Debussy Ariettes Oubliées, Beethoven Sonata No. 31, Mendelssohn Konzertstück for two clarinets @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm

Sonata N. 31 Op. 110 Movement 1 and 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II.  Allegro molto

Abigail Habegger, piano

Ariettes Oubliées (Forgotten Songs) by Claude Debussy

  1. C’est l’extase (It’s ecstasy)
  2. Il pleure dans mon cœur (It rains in my heart)
  3. L’ombre des arbres (The shadow of the trees)
  4. Paysages belges: Chevaux de bois (Belgian countryside: Wooden horses)
  5. Aquarelles: Green (Watercolors: green)
  6. Aquarelles: Spleen (Watercolors: spleen)

Kristen Swenson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

 Konzertstück for two clarinets, Op 113 & 114 by Felix Mendelssohn
Duo No. 2 by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

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

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Abigail Habegger is new to the Seattle area. She started playing the piano at 5 years of age and enjoyed playing in competitions and accompanying concerts while growing up . She formed her own private piano studio, ADK Studio, where she taught students of all ages. In addition to her private studio, Abigail has been involved in many musical endeavors. She is known for her solo work as well her collaboration with other artists, including opera, chamber music, juries and competitions. Among her many experiences, Abigail has accompanied rehearsals for La Traviata in Urbania, Italy, Broadway shows such as Cabaret, touring children’s choirs, and members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also was a member of THESIX, a chamber music sextet whose mission is to promote the appreciation and education of quality chamber music works to the public. While in Chicago, Abigail was a member of the MTNA, ISMTA, and the Downers Grove Music Club. She holds a Bachelor in Music from DePaul University and a Masters Degree in Music from Northern Illinois University. Abigail also loves hiking, running, baking and keeping up with her 3 young children Alyse, Arakel and Anya as well as her husband Steve.

Katie Beisel Hollenbach received a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Denver, twice placing in the Boulder Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Competition, as well as traveling to Assisi, Italy as a finalist in the International Clarinet Association’s annual research competition. She recently completed her PhD in musicology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and now works as the assistant director of admissions, recruitment, and community outreach at the University of Washington School of Music.

Kristen Swenson (soprano) is a graduate of Western Washington University where she received her Bachelors in music and a graduate of University of Nebraska Lincoln where she received her Masters in music. Her previous operatic roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Diana in William Bolcom’s A Wedding, Geraldina in A Hand of Bridge, and her European debut as Berginella in La Périchole. Up next she will be making her debut in Lyric Opera Northwest’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème. She will also perform in the upcoming concert series put on by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. She will perform Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées in November and “Schlafe, mein Liebster” from Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen in the Bach Centennial in the spring.

Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.

Clara Schumann: Composer, Virtuoso and Inspiration @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions.

Various artists, combined with a mini-lecture.