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.

The Music of Maurice Ravel @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

The Music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Sonatine for piano

Katie O’Rourke, piano

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques (Five popular greek melodies), for voice and piano

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano    Katie O’Rourke, piano

Introduction and Allegro for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet  by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Nicole Chang, harp (guest artist)
Kathy Zufall and Ann Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Frances Walton, cello
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet


Songs by Chausson & Wolf, Woodwind ensemble music @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni by Mozart   L. von Beethoven (1770-1827)

3 Jazz Etudes   Graham Powning (1949-)

  1. Rumba
  2. Blues
  3. Rag

Variations on “Waltzing Matilda” by  Graham Powning (1949-)

Kandel’s Hora (Harry Kandel’s Orchestra 1918), Traditional Klezmer

Frailach, Traditional Klezmer

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

Songs by Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1899)

Le Charme (Charm)
Sérénade (Serenade)
Les Papillons (Butterflies)
Le Colibri (Hummingbird)

Songs by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1904)

Um Mitternacht (At midnight)
Nachtzauber (Night magic)
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag (A little lesson before day)
In der Frühe (Early in the morning)
Morgenstimmung (Morning mood)

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano  and Elisabeth Moore (guest artist), piano


Divertissement for Woodwind Trio by Roger Boutry (1932-)

Suite Breve en Trio by Eugéne Bozza (1905-1991)

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon

Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Wind Ensemble program @ Mirabella
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Wind Ensemble Program TBA

Julie Shankland, clarinet and collaborative partners, TBA

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (The Wedding Cantata) by JS Bach

  1. Aria: Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten (Only soft, sorrowful shadows)
  2. Recitative: Die Welt wird wieder neu (The world will be new again)
  3. Aria: Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden (Phoebus hurries with fast horses)
  4. Recitative: Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnugen
  5. Aria: Wenn die Fruhlingslufte streichen (So love also seeks his pleasure)
  6. Recitative: Und dieses ist das Glucke (And this is happiness)
  7. Aria: Sich uben im Lieben, in Scherzen sich herzen (Being in love, to jest and carress)
  8. Recitative: So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe (So may the union of love)
  9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit tausend helle Wohlfahrstage (See in contentment a thousand bright and prosperous days)

Emily Riesser, soprano and chamber ensemble musicians, TBA