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.

Apr
5
Sun
Elemental: Songs of Earth, Wind, Fire & Water **CANCELED** @ West Seattle Library
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

Elemental: Songs of Earth, Water, Air and Fire

Earth

Sopranos, Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman

Earth’s Call by John Ireland (1879-1962)
Let Us Wander  by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The Pasture by Charles Naginski (1909-1940)
Silent Noon  by Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958)

Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman, soprano
Karin McCullough, piano

Water

Serenade Italienne by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Au bord de l’eau by Émile Paladilhe (1844-1926)
Holiday in Heaven by Michael Head (1900-1976)
Déclin d’amour by Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)

Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman, sopranos
TBA, piano

Air

The Summer Wind Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Spring Wind Eric Thiman (1900-1975)
On the Wings of the Wind Michael Head (1900-1976)
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft Gustav Mahler (1869-1911)
Besa el aura Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman, sopranos
Karin McCullough, piano

Fire

Als Luise die Briefe W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Die verbrannte Maid folksong
Tuijotin tulehen kauan Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
Flames Tom Cipullo (b.1956)
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Tiina Ritalahti and Katie Hochman, sopranos
Karin McCullough & TBA, piano 4 hands

Apr
8
Wed
Piano music by Mozart & Chopin, Folk song arrangements for violin & mezzo-soprano **CANCELED** @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm

COVID 19 updates for the Seattle Public Library: As of March 5, the Seattle Public Library is operating usual.  We recommend checking the SPL site HERE before you come for the most current information.

Rondo in a-Minor K511 by  W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Mazurka in b-minor, op.33 no.4 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, op.26, no.1 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Candice Chin and Katie Stevenson

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

Apr
13
Mon
Songs by Rachmaninoff, Mozart & Debussy Piano Music **CANCELED** @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 13 @ 7:30 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

“Allegro moderato” from Sonata K. 330, C Major by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

from Images, Book 1 by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

-Reflets dans l’eau (“Reflections in the Water”)

-Hommage à Rameau (“Homage to Rameau”)

-Mouvement (“Movement”)

Emiko Hori, piano

Apr
17
Fri
LMC Composer Spotlight – Canceled @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Night Songs  by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

LMC Member Composers, Kathryn Roberts, Janet Anderson and Nicole Truesdell

1. The World’s Wanderers (words by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
2. Night (Shelley)
3. In Dispraise of the Moon (Mary Coleridge)
4. The Night-Piece (Robert Herrick)
5. Nocturne (Crosbie Garstin)

Katie Hochman, soprano
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Janet Anderson, piano

Lake Abert or Frank’s Depression by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello

Martin by Frances Walton (b. 1928)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello
Dell Wade (guest artist), bass

Why – of life and death by Sarah Conyers (b. 1939)

Katie Hollenbach, clarinet
Jessica Hild (guest artist), clarinet

Piano Pieces by Katie O’Rourke (b. 1986)

i. Andante
ii. Berceuse
iii. Allegro-Rubato
iv. Scherzo
v. Nocturne
vi. Etude
vii. Tango

Katie O’Rourke, piano

A Sultry Summer Night by Kathy Roberts (b. 1954)
Bøn by Kathy Roberts

Reach for Me by Kathy Roberts

Hannah Cho, piano
Crystal Zimmerman (guest artist), Mezzo-Soprano

Apr
26
Sun
Scenes & Arias by Verdi & Rossini, Trios for Oboe, Bassoon & Clarinet – Canceled @ Mirabella
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm

La Danza (The Dance) by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Stornello (You say that you don’t love me) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
“Udiste”(Listen) from the opera Il Trovatore by Verdi
“Dunque io son” (Then it is I?) from The Barber of Seville by Rossini

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro, baritone
Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon in B flat major Gordon Jacob (1896-1984)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
IV. Allegro vivace

Century Dances Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
1. Allemande-German Dance
2. Minuet-Ghost Dance
3. Mazurka-Polish Dance
4.Tango-Argentine Dance
5. Last Dance

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

 

May
1
Fri
Program TBD – **CANCELED** @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
May
2
Sat
Nymphs and Gods: Songs by Respighi & Debussy, Solo Piano Recital **CANCELED** @ Frye Art Museum
May 2 @ 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:

SPRING: NYMPHS AND GODS
Deità Silvane (Woodland Deities) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
I. I Fauni (The fauns)
II. Musica in horto (Garden music)
III. Egle (Aegle*)
IV. Acqua (Water)
V. Crepuscolo (Twilight)
*From Greek mythology: Daughter of the Sun

Trois chansons de Bilitis (Three songs of Bilitis) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. La flûte de Pan (Pan’s flute)
II. La Chevelure (Hair)
III. Le Tombeau des naïades (The tomb of the Water Nymphs)

Lesley Chapin-Wyckoff, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

 Rondo in a-Minor, K511 by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Ballade no.4 in f-minor, op.52 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Valentina Rodov, piano

May
6
Wed
Nymphs and Gods: Songs by Respighi & Debussy, Music for Oboe **CANCELED** @ Horizon House
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

Recital for oboe or English horn, program TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe/English horn

SPRING: NYMPHS AND GODS

Deità Silvane (Woodland Deities) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
I. I Fauni (The fauns)
II. Musica in horto (Garden music)
III. Egle (Aegle*)
IV. Acqua (Water)
V. Crepuscolo (Twilight)
*From Greek mythology: Daughter of the Sun
Trois chansons de Bilitis (Three songs of Bilitis) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. La flûte de Pan (Pan’s flute)
II. La Chevelure (Hair)
III. Le Tombeau des naïades (The tomb of the Water Nymphs)

Lesley Chapin Wyckoff, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

May
7
Thu
20th Century American Songs, Piano Solos by Schubert, Ravel, Griffes & Gershwin **CANCELED** @ Seattle Art Museum
May 7 @ 12:00 pm

Piano solo TBA by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano solo TBA by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

The Lake at Evening by Charles Griffes (1884-1920)

Embraceable you by George Gershwin (1898-1937), piano transcription by Earl Wild

Joyce Gibb, piano

Gitanjali by John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)

  1. When I Bring to You Colour’d Toys
  2. On the Day when Death will Knock at thy Door
  3. The Sleep that Flits on Baby’s Eyes
  4. I am Like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn
  5. On the Seashore of Endless Worlds
  6. Light, My Light

Aria TBA by  Douglas Moore (1893-1969) or Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Additional American Composers of the 1920’s (to compliment the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at SAM)

Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Iris

Julie Finch Robé, soprano

May
10
Sun
Soprano Song Recital, Solo Piano Recital @ West Seattle Library
May 10 @ 3:00 pm

Song Recital, program TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Solo piano recital TBA

Joyce Gibb, piano