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

Oct
10
Mon
[IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL] Piano Sonatas and Musical Theater Favorites @ University House Wallingford
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Piano Sonatas by Clementi and Schubert

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

Drei Klavierstücke (3 Piano Pieces), D. 946 by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
• No. 1 in E♭ minor
• No. 2 in E♭ major

Diana Gao, piano

The Dueling Divas Sing Musical Theater Favorites

“All the Things You Are” from Very Warm for May by Jerome Kern (1885–1945)
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” from Shall We Dance? by George Gershwin (1898–1937)
“Someone to Watch Over Me” from Oh, Kay! by George Gershwin
“My Romance” from Jumbo by Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Lorenz Hart (1895–1943)
“Bewitched” from Pal Joey by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
“No Other Love Have I” from Me and Juliet by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)
“I Have Dreamed” from The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
“The Tale of the Oyster” from Fifty Million Frenchmen by Cole Porter (1891–1964)
“Friendship” from Anything Goes by Cole Porter
“Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees by Richard Adler (1921–2012) and Jerry Ross (1926–1955)
“Won’t You Play a Simple Melody” from Watch Your Step by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
“God Bless America” by Irving Berlin

Regina Thomas and Katie Hochman, sopranos
John Burkhardt (guest artist), piano

Artist bios
Program PDF

This concert will be presented in person at 7:00 p.m. on October 10, at University House Wallingford.
It will also premiere on our YouTube channel at noon on Thursday, October 13.

Oct
12
Wed
[IN PERSON] Songs by Spanish Composers | Violin Solos by Debussy, Gershwin, and Bernstein @ Seattle Public Library - Central Library
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Anda, Jaleo (Come on, Jaleo) by Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)
Zorongo by Federico García Lorca

Tres Morillas (Three Moorish girls) by Fernando Obradors (1897–1945)
El Vito (The Vito) by Fernando Obradors

Escenes de l’exili (Scenes from Exile) by Enrique Granados (1867–1916)
Canto gitano (Gypsy song) by Enrique Granados
Elegia eterna (Eternal elegy) by Enrique Granados

“Carceleras”(Jailers) from Las hijas del Zebedeo (The Daughters of Zebedee) by Ruperto Chapí (1851–1909)

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Karin McCullough, piano

Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: Fantastique et léger
III. Finale: Très animé

“It Ain’t Necessarily So” by George Gershwin (1898–1937)

Serenade, after Plato’s “Symposium” by Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990)
V. Socrates: Alcibiades

Caitlin Kelley, violin
Anastasia Solomatina (guest artist), piano

Artist bios
Program PDF

 

Oct
15
Sat
[IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL] Ralph Vaughan Williams – 150th Anniversary @ Mirabella Seattle
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ten Blake Songs for soprano and oboe, selections
– The Poison Tree (#2)
– The Piper (#3)
– The Lamb (#5)

Lin Chen, soprano
Sharon Jung, oboe

Linden Lea

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

The Infinite Shining Heavens from Songs of Travel

Katie Hochman, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Romance & Pastorale

Lin Chen, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Silent Noon from House of Life
The Call from Five Mystical Songs

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Oboe Concerto, first movement – Rondo Pastorale

Sharon Jung, oboe
Joan Lundquist, piano

It Was a Lover and His Lass

Two Vocal Duets, setting texts by Walt Whitman
– The Last Invocation
– The Love Song of the Birds

Katie Hochman, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Artist bios
Program PDF

This concert will be presented in person at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, at Mirabella Seattle.
It will also premiere on our YouTube channel at noon on Wednesday, October 19.

 

Oct
21
Fri
[IN PERSON] Early 20th Century British Song | Songs by Menotti, Schumann, & More @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early 20th Century British Song

Black Stitchel by Ivor Gurney (1890–1937)
Cathleen ni Houlihan by Ivor Gurney

Golden Slumbers by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
The fairy lough by Charles Villiers Stanford
A Soft Day by Charles Villiers Stanford

How sweet the moonlight sleeps by Michael Head (1900–1976)

Two Short Songs by Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
I. I held Love’s head
II. Thou gav’st me leave to kiss

Silent Noon from House of Life by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Songs by Menotti, Schumann, and More

from Five Songs by Gian Carlo Menottti (1928–1970)
– The Eternal Prisoner
– The Idle Gift
– The Longest Wait
– The Swing

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

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

Mio caro bene! from Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano
Asta Vaičekonis, piano

 

Oct
28
Fri
[IN PERSON] Piano Solos by Scarlatti & Beethoven | Violin Solos @ Congregational Church on Mercer Island
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sonata in E Major, K. 380 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1787)

Sonata in A Major, K. 209 by Domenico Scarlatti

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight” Sonata) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Diana Gao, piano

TBD

Caitlin Kelley, violin
Minju Kim, piano

 

Nov
9
Wed
[IN PERSON] Piano Sonatas by Beethoven & Scriabin | Cello Suite by Britten @ Seattle Public Library - Central Library
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Piano Sonata Op. 10 No. 3 in D major by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 (“White Mass”) by Aleksandr Scriabin (1872–1915)

Luke Raffanti, piano

Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten (1918–1976)
– Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente
– Fuga: Andante moderato
– Lamento: Lento rubato
– Canto secondo: Sostenuto
– Serenata: Allegretto pizzicato
– Marcia: Alla marcia moderato
– Canto terzo: Sostenuto
– Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo
– Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto

Erika Pierson, cello

 

Nov
13
Sun
[IN PERSON] Woodwind Duets by Gebauer & Devienne | The Shepherd on the Rock @ West Seattle Library
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Duo 3 from Six Duos Concertants pour clarinette et Basson by François Rene Gebauer (1773–1845)
I. Allegro maestros
II. Rondo

Duo II from 6 Duos op 21 fur Klarinette und Fagott by François Devienne (1759–1803)
I. Allegro
II. And anti o con Variatione

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Eric Shankland, bassoon

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D.965 by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Eliza Siracusan, clarinet
Valentina Rodov, piano

 

Nov
15
Tue
[IN PERSON] Arias from Mozart Operas | Piano Works by Scarlatti & Tchaikovsky @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

From Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, arr. for oboe duet by Gunther Joppig
Non piu andrai
Voi, che sapete

From Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, arr. for oboe duet by Gunther Joppig
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen

Gail Perstein and Bernard Shapiro, oboes

Shepherds of Provence by Eugene Bozza (1905-1991)
1. Pastorale Provençale
2. Call at Dawn
3. Beneath the Stars
4. Fete Villageoise

Gail Perstein, English horn and Bernard Shapiro, oboe

Sonata in C Major K.132 by Scarlatti
Sonata in A major K.209 by Scarlatti
Sonata in D Major K.492 by Scarlatti
Sonata in E Major, K.380 by Scarlatti
Dumka, Op.59 by Tchaikovsky

Diana Gao, piano

 

Nov
19
Sat
[IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL] LMC Opera @ Mirabella Seattle
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Emily Riesser as Susanna
Regina Thomas as La Contessa Almaviva

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

Katie Hochman as Fidelia

“”O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini

Lin Chen, soprano as Lauretta

“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
Lin Chen 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