Public Concerts and Events

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.

Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Music for Piano & Cello by Beethoven, Chopin and Klengel @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91 by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Der Engel (The Angel)
Stehe Still (Be still)
Im Treibhaus – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde (In the Greenhouse),
Schmerzen (Anguish)
Träume – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde (Dreams), composed December 1857

Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-soprano
Maria Khavin, piano


Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A Major, Op.69 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Scherzo, Op.6 by Julius Klengel (1859-1933)
  3. Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Minju Kim, piano
Songlim Lee, (guest artist) cello

From Baroque to Brazil @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Seattle Guitarist, Composer and Arranger, Hilary Field
Seattle Guitarist, Composer and Arranger, Hilary Field

Rules of Recitation, Poems by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Music by Hilary Field

Miss Sahar Listens to Fairuz Sing
“The Bees’ Path”

Jill Carlsen, reader and Hilary Field, guitar

Donzella: Fantasia on a Sephardic Lullaby by Hilary Field
(Inspired by the Sephardic song Durme, Durme)

The Olive Branch and the Rose by Hilary Field
(Inspired by the Sephardic song La Rose Enflorence and the Arabic-Andalusian song Lamma Bada Yatathanna)

Hilary Field, guitar

8 poems from “Killing Marías” , Poems by Claudia Castro Luna, Music by Hilary Field

Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), Poem by Pablo Neruda, Music by Hilary Field

Jill Carlsen, reader and Hilary Field, guitar

Azuláo by Jayme Ovalle (arr. L. Almeida) (1894-1955)

Modinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Jill Carlsen, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar

Soprano, Emily Riesser

Bachianas Brasileiras #5  by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Emily Riesser, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar

by Jacob do Bandolim  (1918-1969), Arranged by Hilary Field

Receita de Samba
Santa Morena

Jill Carlsen, recorder and Hilary Field, guitar

Lieder by Wolf & Schumann, Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by Beethoven & O’Keefe @ West Seattle Library
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

Lieder by Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Das Verlassene Mägdlein  (The abandoned maid)
Verborgenheit (Seclusion)
Verschwiegene Liebe (Silent love)
Er ist’s (It is he)

Lieder by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Er ist’s (It is he)
Schneeglöckchen (Snowflake)
Mondnacht (Moonlight night) from Liederkreis, Op. 39
Mein schöner Stern, ich bitte dich (My beautiful star, I pray to you)
Rose, Meer und Sonne (Rose, Sea and Sun)

Lin Chen, soprano and Abigail Habegger, piano

Erika Pierson

Three Conversations for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano by Patrick O’Keefe

     Conversation #1
     Conversation #2
     Conversation #3
Trio in B flat major, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven
     I. Allegro con brio

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Erika Pierson, cello
Karin McCullough, piano

Korean Art Song, solo piano music by Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin @ Seattle Central Library
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm
Pianist Joyce Gibb

Prelude in D Major, Op.32, No. 4  by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)|
Valses nobles et sentimentales Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Modéré –très franc
  2. Assez lent – anec une expression intense
  3. Modéré
  4. Assez animé
  5. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
  6. Vif
  7. Moins vif
  8. Ėpilogue: lent

Embraceable You – Etude No. 4  by Earl Wild ( based on George Gershwin) (1893-1937)
The Man I Love  by George Gershwin (1893 – 1937)

Joyce Gibb, piano

ki-jung jun, soprano
Soprano, Ki-jung Jun

First Love by Hyokeun Kim (1959- Current)
Singing Cosmos by Heungryul Lee (1909-1980)
Greeting by Hakjoon Yoon (1973- Current)
Spring comes across the river by Keungsoo Lim (1949- Current)
Fate by Wonjoo Lee (1981- Current)
Willow song by Wonjoo Lee (1981- Current)
In the florid clouds by Heungryul Lee (1909-1980)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano
Rita Eunhong Kim (guest artist), piano

Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Sopraventi Wind ensemble plays Telemann & Locatelli @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Claudia Kester

Songs by Herbert Hughes  (1882-1937)
I know where I’m goin’
She Moved Through The Fair
I know my Love
Down by the Sally Gardens
The Garten Mother’s Lullaby

Celtic harp, Susan Strick

Celtic Selections for the Harp
Arranged by Susan Strick

A Wee Bird Cam by  William Glenn (1783 -1826)
Simple Gifts by  Joseph Brackett (1797-1882)
O Danny Boy by Fredric Weatherly (1848-1929)


Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, Celtic Harp
Yuly Kopkin (guest artist), piano

Sopraventi Ensemble

Trio Sonata 33 in D minor for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo  by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

  1. Andante

    Flutist of Sopraventi Wind Ensemble, Madeline Beery
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro

Sonata I Opus 5  by Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
For Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo

  1. Andante
  2. Largo Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Vivace

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon
Thomas Bell (guest artist), piano

German Art Song Recital for mezzo-soprano, Beethoven Piano Sonata @ Mirabella
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm
Mezzo-soprano, Kathryn Vinson

Das Veilchen by W.A. Mozart
Abendempfindung by W.A. Mozart

Frage by Felix Mendelssohn
Du bist die ruh by Franz Schubert
Traum Durch die Daemmerung by Richard Strauss

Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Nachtigall by Johannes Brahms

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Qiao Hexin, piano

 Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Vivace ma non troppo — Adagioespressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Qiao Hexin, piano

Hexin Qiao, piano
JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach (March 1685 – July 1750)


Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire), BWV 208, (“Hunting Cantata”)

Diana: Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Pales: Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Endymion: Brandon Higa, tenor
Pan: Michael Dunlap, bass

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Begone, you troublesome shadows), BWV 202, (“Wedding Cantata”)

Emily Riesser, soprano

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, (“Coffee Cantata”)

Narrator: Brandon Higa, tenor
Lieschen: Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Schlendrian: Michael Dunlap, bass

Chamber Ensemble
Kate Kelly, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
JJ Barrett, Matt Perry (guest artists) French horn
Candice Chin and Ann Rackl,  violin
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello
Aubrey Marks-Johnson (guest artist), continuo

Debussy & Mozart Piano Music, Schubert Trio No. 1 in Bb Major @ Horizon House
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm

Sonata K. 330, C Major  by W.A. Mozart

Emiko Hori, piano

Allegro moderato

from Images Book 1 by Claude Debussy

Reflets dans l’eau (“Reflections in the Water”)
Hommage à Rameau (“Homage to Rameau”)
Mouvement (“Movement”)

Emiko Hori, piano

Cello, Violin and Piano Trio

Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D. 898 by Franz Schubert
  I)   Allegro moderato
  II)  Andante un poco mosso

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano
Lawrence Chu (guest artist), cello

Ladies Musical Club 128th Annual Luncheon @ Women's University Club
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Every March the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle celebrates the impactful programs we provide our community with a gala luncheon. Please join us for a delicious lunch at the elegant Women’s University Club on March 28th from 11am to 1:30pm. The Club is located at 1105 6th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. Click for a map, parking, and additional information about WUC.

Left to right: Asta Vaičekonis, collaborative pianist, Ling (Holly) Hang, clarinet, Minsun Kim, piano, and Josephine Cripps

In the photo to the right, featured speaker Josephine Cripps poses with our 2019 Frances Walton Competition winners (Puget Sound Tour) at Licton Springs K-8 School, where Jo is the arts specialist. The visit was in collaboration with LMC’s Music in Schools (MIS) program and included a full-school assembly and a visit to Carolyn Kyle’s 5th grade class on 9/11/2019. One of our luncheon entertainers, pianist Asta Vaičekonis, is also in the photo.

Schedule of Events:

11:00 am – Check-in and reception
11:30 am – Concert begins, with an introduction by Lynn Muehleisen

Featured performers, internationally renown pianists Dr. Dainius Vaičekonis and Asta Vaičekonis. Both are on the music faculty at Seattle Pacific University.
12:30 pm – Lunch begins.
1:00 pm – A few words from LMC President Kate Smith and teacher Jo Cripps, Licton Springs Elementary
1:30 pm – Luncheon ends

This event is open to the public. Ticket prices TBA.

Songs by Rachmaninoff, Music for Piano Four Hands @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Soprano, Dora Barnes

I Wait for Thee op. 14 no. 1
Do Not Grieve op. 14 no. 8
Spring Waters op. 14 no. 11

Twilight op. 21 no. 3
Lilacs op. 21 no. 5
Fragment from A. Musset op. 21 no. 6

Dora Barnes, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano






Childsplay, a program of piano 4 hands

Selections from the Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C major
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F major
Slavonic Dance No. 6 in Ab major

Selections from Le Carnaval des Animaux Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
II. Poules et Coqs
V. L’Elephant
VII. Aquarium
XIII. Le Cygne
XIV. Final

Cori Belle and Maria Khavin, piano