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-half-hour to one-hour, music programs are free and open to the public. Many of these are now available online through our Facebook page and YouTube channel. 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.

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Jan
20
Thu
LIVESTREAM: Piano Music by Debussy and Schumann; Debussy Piano Trio
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

Piano Trio in G Major by Claude Debussy
Andantino con moto allegro
Scherzo – Intermezzo
Andante espressivo
Finale – appassionato

Ann Rackl, violin
Larry Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

“Reflets dans l’eau” (Reflections in the water) from Images Book 1 by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann (1856–1810)
1. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton

Emiko Hori, piano

View the concert on YouTube

January artist bios
Program PDF

 

Jan
22
Sat
LIVESTREAM: Woodwind Duets and Songs by Contemporary American Composers
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm

Re:pair for Oboe and English Horn (2014) by Alex Shapiro (1962-)

Sharon Jung, oboe
Gail Perstein, English horn

Song of Myself, song cycle by Karen P. Thomas (b. 1957)
These are really the thoughts of all men
Smile O voluptuous cool breathed earth
Song of Myself

Regina Thomas, soprano
John Burkhardt, piano

Two pieces arranged for oboe and English horn by Robert Elkjer (1957-)
Tango for Two
The Johnson Rag

Sharon Jung, oboe
Gail Perstein, English horn

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)
Will There Really Be a Morning
Joy
Souvenir
Coyotes

Regina Thomas, soprano
John Burkhardt, piano

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January artist bios

 

Jan
28
Fri
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR CONCERT: Musical Theater Songs
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

“Loving You” by Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)
“I Remember” by Stephen Sondheim
“Marry Me a Little” by Stephen Sondheim
“I Won’t Mind” by Jeff Blumenkrantz (b. 1965)
“On My Own” by Claude-Michel Schönberg (b. 1944)
“Tell Me on a Sunday” by Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948)
“Love Never Dies” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lin Chen, soprano
Xin Chang, piano

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January artist bios

 

Feb
14
Mon
LIVESTREAM: Schubert 225th
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An die Musik
Ave Maria
Die Forelle
Gretchen am Spinnrade

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano and Minju Kim, piano

Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 3

Valentina Rodov, piano

Heidenröslein
Der Neugierige from Die Schone Mullerin
Serenade, arr for cello

Soohyun Juhn (guest artist), cello and Valentina Rodov, piano

Fantasia in F minor for four hands, D 940

Johanna Mastenbrook and Valentina Rodov, piano

 

 

Feb
17
Thu
LIVESTREAM: Solo Piano
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

TBA

Luke Raffanti, piano

 

 

Feb
19
Sat
LIVESTREAM: Songs for Soprano, “With Love from…”
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

TBA

Katie Stevenson, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

With Love from…
Austria: Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, #1, 1st movement, in c# minor, dedicated to the “Immortal Beloved” Contessina Giulietta Guicciardi (1801) by Ludwig v. Beethoven
Germany: Romanze, Op. 28, #2, in F# Major, from Drei Romanzen, a Christmas present to his fiancée Clara Wieck (1839) by Robert Schumann
Spain: Granada (Serenata), from Suite Espanola, Op. 47, #1, in F Major (1886) by Isaac Albeniz
Russia: Etude, Op. 2, #1, in c# minor (1887) by Alexander Scriabin
Germany/Austria: Romance, Op. 118, #5, in F Major (1895) by Johannes Brahms
Norway: At Your Feet, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 68, #3, in D major (1901) by Edvard Grieg
Hungary: An Ada, Op. 13, #2, in d minor, from Winter Rounds, dedicated to Ada Thomas (1905) by Erno Dohnanyi
France: La fille aux cheveux de lin, Prelude VIII, in G flat Major, from Preludes Book One, dedicated to his mistress Marie-Blanche Vasnier (1910) by Claude Debussy
Argentina: Danza de la moza donosa, in a minor, from Danzas Argentinas, dedicated to Emilia L. Stahlberg (1937) by Alberto Ginastera
USA: Prelude to a Kiss (1938) by Duke Ellington

Karin McCullough, piano

 

Feb
24
Thu
Black History Month, Part 1: Burleigh, Dvořák, and Hogan
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Commentary – Introduction to H. T. Burleigh

Deep River by H. T. Burleigh (1866-1949)
Balm in Gilead by H. T. Burleigh
My Lord, What a Mornin’ by H. T. Burleigh

Ibidunni Ojikutu (guest), soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Southland Sketches for violin & piano by H. T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

1. Andante
2. Adagio ma non troppo
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Allegro

Andrew Kam, violin and Minju Kim, piano

Passionale Song Cycle by H. T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

1. Her Eyes, Twin Pools
2. Your Lips Are Wine
3. Your Eyes So Deep
4. The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face

Clarice Alfonso, soprano and Karin McCullough, piano

From the Southland by H. T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

1. Through Moanin’ Pines
2. The Frolic
3. In De Col’ Moonlight
4. A Jubilee
5. On Bended Knees
6. A New Hidin’ Place

Karin McCullough, piano

Commentary – Introduction to Dvořák & Moses Hogan

“Largo” from New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904), arr. for violin and piano

Adrianna Hulscher, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

Deep River by H. T. Burleigh, arr. for violin and piano

Adrianna Hulscher, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

Give Me Jesus by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Ibidunni Ojikutu (guest), soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

 

Feb
25
Fri
Black History Month, Part 2: Price, Still, Owens, and Adams
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Commentary – Introduction to Florence Price

Feet O’ Jesus by Florence Price (1887-1953)
Resignation by Florence Price
Night by Florence Price

Ibidunni Ojikutu (guest), soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Adoration by Florence Price (1887-1953)
The Deserted Garden by Florence Price

Adrianna Hulscher, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

Commentary – Introduction to William Grant Still

“A Black Pierrot” from Songs of Separation by William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

Carmela by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
“Mother and Child,” No. 2 from Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

Commentary – Introduction to Robert Owens and Leslie Adams

Sleep from Silver Rain by Robert Owens (1925-2017)

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano

“Branch by Branch” from Five Millay Songs by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
“Song of the Innkeeper’s Children” from Daybirth by H. Leslie Adams
“The Return from Town” from Five Millay Songs by H. Leslie Adams

Brandi Birdsong, soprano and Karin McCullough, piano

“Prayer” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
“Sence you went away” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams
“Creole Girl” from Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams

Korland Simmons, tenor and Minju Kim, piano