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.

Feb
3
Sat
Ravel Introduction and Allegro and Strauss 4 last songs @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm

4 Letzte Lieder (4 last songs), TrV 296 by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

  1. Frühling (Spring)
  2. September
  3. Beim Schlafengehen (While going to sleep)
  4. Im Abendrot (In twilight)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

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

Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins     Janice Gockel, viola     Fran Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp (guest artist)
Carol Wollenberg, flute and Julie Buetow, clarinet

 

Feb
24
Sat
Music for soprano and oboe, clarinet and wind ensembles @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Collaborative programming TBA involving the soprano voice, oboe, clarinet, piano and other wind instruments

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Gail Perstein, oboe

Julie Shankland, clarinet

May
20
Sun
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