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.

Jan
19
Sun
Music for Mezzo-soprano and Strings, Beethoven String Quartet selections @ Mirabella
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm

French opera favorites, arr. Bryan Fiehler arranged for voice and string quartet (b. 1981)

“Habanera” from Carmen Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
“Vois sous l’archet frémissant” Jacques Offenbach from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1819–1880)
“Seguedille” from Carmen Georges Bizet
“Mon cœur s’ouvre á ta voix” Camille Saint-Saëns from Samson et Dalila (1835–1921)
“Je suis Lazuli” from l’Étoile Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

Selections from String Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven Op. 59, No. 2 (1770–1827) 

Allegro
Molto Adagio
Finale Presto

Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

3 Old English Folk Songs arr. Rebecca Clarke arranged for voice & violin (1886–1979) 

  1. It was a lover and his lass
  2. Phillis on the new made hay
  3. The tailor and his mouse 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

 

Jan
31
Fri
Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann for flute, viola and piano @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Piano Sonata No. 11, K. 331, Third Movement, “Rondo alla Turca”  by  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756–1791)

Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op.26  by Albert Franz Doppler (1821–1883)

Kinderszenen Op. 15, “Scenes From Childhood” by  Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen(Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)
3. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff)
7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)
11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)

Four Lieder for Viola and Piano Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), Arr. David Geringas (b. 1946)

1. Urlicht
2. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
3. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
4. Ging heut’ morgens übers Feld

Trio for Piano, Flute and Viola, Op. 75, 1st Movement by  Kaspar Kummer (1795–1870)

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola
Jia Lu (guest artist), flute

Feb
1
Sat
Schubertiade, Duets for Two Violas by Schönebeck & Bartók @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 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.

Impromptu, Op 90 No. 1 in C minor by Franz Schubert

Molly Knight, pianist

Viola (“Violet”) D. 786 in A flat Major by Franz Schubert

Emily Riesser, Soprano and Molly Knight, piano

Viola Duos
3 concertante duos, op. 13        Carl Siegemund Schönebeck

5 duos            Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman & Brian Lew (guest artist), violas

Feb
6
Thu
Grieg Violin Sonata, Ravel’s Gaspard of the Night piano suite @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Gaspard de la Nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand (Gaspard of the Night, Three poems for piano after Aloysius Bertrand) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Ondine (Water nymph)
  2. Le Gibet (the gallows)
  3. Scarbo (Goblin)

Hexin Qiao, piano

Violin sonata by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Ann Rackl, violin
Selina Chu, piano

Feb
9
Sun
Godard’s Scotch Scenes and Poulenc Sonata for Oboe, Vocal Recital TBA @ West Seattle Library
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

Scotch Scenes by Benjamin Godard (1849 – 1895)

  1. Legende Pastorale
  2. Serenade to Mable
  3. March of the Highlanders

Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

I. Elegie
II. Scherzo
III. Deploration

Sharon Jung, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: songs of love and more”

Latin American Love songs, arr. by Edward Kilenyi (b. 1914)
I.  El Galan Incognito
II. La Seña
III. Encantadore Maria
IV. La Calle De La Paloma
V. Os Tormentos
VI. Mi Sueño
Le Bestiaire, Frances Poulenc (poems by Apollinaire) (1918-1919)
I.   Le dromadaire
II.  La chèvre du Thibet
III. La sauterelle
IV. Le dauphin
V.  L’écrevisse
VI. La carpe

 

Animal songs, Flanders and Swann (1956-1967)
I.  The Gnu Song
II. The Hippopotamus Song
III. The Sloth
Malya Muth, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Feb
10
Mon
Music for Mezzo-Soprano & String Ensemble @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm

French opera favorites, arr. Bryan Fiehler arranged for voice and string quartet (b. 1981)

“Habanera” from Carmen Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
“Vois sous l’archet frémissant” Jacques Offenbach from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1819–1880)
“Seguedille” from Carmen Georges Bizet
“Mon cœur s’ouvre á ta voix” Camille Saint-Saëns from Samson et Dalila (1835–1921)
“Je suis Lazuli” from l’Étoile Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

Selections from String Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven Op. 59, No. 2 (1770–1827) 

Allegro
Molto Adagio
Finale Presto

Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

3 Old English Folk Songs arr. Rebecca Clarke arranged for voice & violin (1886–1979) 

  1. It was a lover and his lass
  2. Phillis on the new made hay
  3. The tailor and his mouse 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

 

Feb
12
Wed
Special “Living Room” Concert: Songs for Mezzo-soprano & Violin, Duets for Two Violas @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm

***Concert today will take place in the Living Room instead of our usual location in the auditorium***

 

Three Old English Folk Songs arr. for voice & violin by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

1. It was a lover and his lass
2. Phillis on the new made hay
3. The tailor and his mouse

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Carl Siegemund Schönebeck, 3 concertante duos, op. 13

5 duos by Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman, viola
Brian Lew, viola

Feb
13
Thu
Music for Viola, Flute & Piano by Mozart, Schumann, Mahler, Doppler & Kummer @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm

Piano Sonata No. 11, K. 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Third Movement, “Rondo alla Turca”

Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op.26 by A. F. Doppler

Kinderszenen Op. 15 “Scenes From Childhood” by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)
3. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff)
7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)
11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)

 Four Lieder for Viola and Piano by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Arranged by David Geringas

1 Urlicht
2 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
3 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
4 Ging heut’ morgens übers Feld

Trio for Piano, Flute and Viola, Op. 75 1st Movement by Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870)

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola
Jia Lu (guest artist), flute

Mar
5
Thu
Songs by Gordon & Heggie, Music for Piano & Cello @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

Songs by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

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

Mar
7
Sat
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.

Program:

From Baroque to Brazil
selections TBA

Hilary Field, guitar
Jill Carlsen, recorder
Emily Riesser, soprano
Other artists, TBA

Instrumental and vocal ensemble
selections TBA

Various artists