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, Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 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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Event Calendar

Dec
1
Thu
[Virtual] LMC Opera @ Virtual
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This concert was presented in person on Saturday, November 19, at Mirabella Seattle and is premiering on our YouTube channel at noon on Thursday, December 1.

LMC Opera

“Letter Duet” from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Emily Riesser as Susanna
Regina Thomas as La Contessa Almaviva

“Smanie Implacabili” from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Janene Nelson as Dorabella

“O fior del giorno” from Edgar by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Katie Hochman as Fidelia

“Quando m’en vo” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Dora Barnes as Musetta

“Vissi d’Arte” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Regina Thomas as Floria Tosca

“Einer wird Kommen” from Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehár (1870–1948)

Katie Hochman as Sonja

“Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921)

Emily Riesser as Hansel
Dora Barnes as Gretel

“Einsam in Trüben Tagen” from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (1813–1833)

Regina Thomas as Elsa

“Ah, quell diner je viens a faire!” from La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880)

Janene Nelson as La Perichole

“Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre” from Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet (1838–1875)

Emily Riesser as Leila

“Belle Nuit o Nuit d’amour” from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Katie Hochman as Giulietta
Janene Nelson as Nicklausse

Minju Kim, piano

Artist bios
Program PDF

 

Dec
8
Thu
[Virtual] Piano Solos by Clementi, Scarlatti, & More @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This concert was recorded on Friday, October 28, at the Congregational Church on Mercer Island, and is premiering on our YouTube channel at noon on Thursday, December 8.

Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 5 by Muzio Clementi (1752–1832)
I. Allegro con espressione
II. Lento e patetico
III. Presto

Sonata in D minor, K. 1 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1787)
Sonata in G Major, K. 427

Drei Klavierstücke (“Three Piano Pieces”), D. 946 by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
No. 1 in E-flat minor
No. 2 in E-flat major

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, no. 2 (“Moonlight” Sonata) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

Diana Gao, piano

Artist bio
Program PDF

 

Dec
12
Mon
[In Person] Wind Trios by Joyce, Beethoven, & More | Songs by Purcell, Handel, & More @ University House Wallingford
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wind Trios by Joyce, Beethoven, and More

Five Elfin Pieces by Brian Joyce (b. 1971)
1. The Busy Village
2. Cautious Explorers
3. Dance in the Glen
4. The Princess’s Song
5. Bound for Home

Variations on a theme of J. Haydn by Johann Wenth (1745–1801)

Suite for Two Oboes and English Horn by Nicholas Blake (1948–1969)
1. Bagatelle
2. Siciliana
3. Rondino

Variations on a theme by Mozart, “La ci darem mano” (Let me hold your hand) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

The Teddy Bear Picnic by John Walter Bratton (1867–1945), arr. by James Horan

Sharon Jung, oboe
Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn
Bernard Shapiro, oboe

Songs by Purcell, Handel, and More

If music be the food of love (third version) by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

So Shall the Lute and Harp Awake from Judas Maccabeus by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Liebeszauber by Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen

African American Spirituals, arr. Mark Hayes (b. 1953)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico
Deep River
Go, Tell It On the Mountain

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

 

This concert will be presented in person at 7:00 p.m. on December 12, at University House Wallingford.
It will also premiere on our YouTube channel at noon on Thursday, December 22.

Artist bios

 

Dec
22
Thu
[Virtual] Wind Trios by Joyce, Beethoven, & More | Songs by Purcell, Handel, & More @ Virtual
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This concert will be presented in person on Monday, December 12, at University House Wallingford and will premiere on our YouTube channel at noon on Thursday, December 22.

 

Wind Trios by Joyce, Beethoven, and More

Five Elfin Pieces by Brian Joyce (b. 1971)
1. The Busy Village
2. Cautious Explorers
3. Dance in the Glen
4. The Princess’s Song
5. Bound for Home

Variations on a theme of J. Haydn by Johann Wenth (1745–1801)

Suite for Two Oboes and English Horn by Nicholas Blake (1948–1969)
1. Bagatelle
2. Siciliana
3. Rondino

Variations on a theme by Mozart, “La ci darem mano” (Let me hold your hand) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

The Teddy Bear Picnic by John Walter Bratton (1867–1945), arr. by James Horan

Sharon Jung, oboe
Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn
Bernard Shapiro, oboe

Songs by Purcell, Handel, and More

If music be the food of love (third version) by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

So Shall the Lute and Harp Awake from Judas Maccabeus by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Liebeszauber by Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen

African American Spirituals, arr. Mark Hayes (b. 1953)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico
Deep River
Go, Tell It On the Mountain

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Artist bios

 

Dec
29
Thu
[Virtual] Sopravente Presents Wind Quartets | Songs by Poulenc, Barber, and More @ Virtual
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Watch on LMC’s YouTube Channel. This concert was recorded live on Saturday, December 17th at Mirabella in Seattle.

Sopravente Presents Wind Quartets by Bozza, Goepfart, & Cervantes

Trois Pièces Pour Une Musique De Nuit by Eugène Bozza (1905–1991)
I. Andantino
II. Allegro Vivio
III. Moderato

Quartett, Op. 93 by Karl Goepfart (1859–1942)
I. Allegro Risoluto
II. Scherzo

Six Cuban Dances by Ignacio Cervantes (1847–1905), arr. Adam Lesnick
I. Moderato
II. Con Passione
III. Poco Vivo con Spirito
IV. Con Energia
V. Weep No More
VI. Moderato Melanconico

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Jane Buckner (guest artist), clarinet
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Songs by Poulenc, Barber, and More

Air Champêtre, FP. 46, no. 2, from Airs chantés by Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Heidenröslein (“Wild Rose”), D.257 by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Spring, from Six Elizabethan Songs by Dominick Argento (1927–2019)
Sure on this shining night, Op. 13, No. 3, from Four Songs by Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy (1879–1925)
La lune blanche, Op. 61, No. 3 by Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
S’altro che lacrime, from La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Fair Robin I Love, from Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin (1914–2011), lyrics by Ralph Blane (1914–1995)
O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam (1803–1856)

Sydney Belden, soprano
Luke Raffanti, piano

Artist Bios
Program PDF