Public Concerts and Other LMC 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

Songs by Schubert, Mozart, and More | Songs of Eldon Leuning @ West Seattle Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Songs by Schubert, Mozart, and More

Frühlingsglaube by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Chanson triste by Henri Duparc (1848–1933)
Una donna a quindici anni, from Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Botschaft by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Chevaux de bois from Ariettes oubliées by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Amar y sufrir by Luis G. Jordà (1869–1951)

Stephanie Guasch, soprano
Sharon Wong, piano

Meet the Composer: Songs of Eldon Leuning

Songs by Eldon Leuning
From Far, From Eve and Morning, poem by A.E. Housman
Have You Got A Brook?, poem by Emily Dickinson
How Do I Love Love Thee?, poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browing
It’s All I Have, poem by Emily Dickinson
My River Runs to Thee, poem by Emily Dickinson
Not in Lone Splendour, poem by Emily Dickinson/John Keats

Katie Hochman, soprano
Karin McCullough, piano


Songs by Debussy, Walker, & Quilter | Piano Solos by Piazzolla, Ponce, & More @ Seattle Public Library - Central Library
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Songs by Debussy, Walker, and Quilter

Voici que le printemps by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Mai by Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Nanny by Ernest Chausson (1855–1899)
Chanson d’avril by Georges Bizet (1838–1875)

From though love be a day by Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947), poetry by E. E. Cummings
Thy fingers make early flowers
After all white horses are in bed

The Spring is at the Door by Roger Quilter (1877–1953)
Song of the Blackbird
Over the Land is April

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano
Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Piano Solos by Piazzolla, Ponce, and More

Tanti Anni Prima by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Adiós Nonino (“Tango – Rhapsody”)

Intermezzo by Manuel Ponce (1882–1948)

“Clair de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

“Embraceable You” by George Gershwin (1898–1937), lyrics by Earl Wild (1915–2010)

Joyce Gibb, piano


Bach Birthday Celebration @ Mirabella Seattle
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Laudamus te from the Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Lin Chen, soprano; Karin McCullough, piano; Adrianna Hulscher, violin; and Jonas Chen, cello

Bereite Dir, BWV 147

Lin Chen, soprano; Adrianna Hulscher, violin; and Jonas Chen, cello

Selections from Sonata and Partita for solo violin, BWV 1001

Adrianna Hulscher, violin

Quia Respexit, BWV 243

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano; Karin McCullough, piano; and TBD, oboe

Duetti, BWV 804-805

Jonas Chen, cello and Lin Chen, violin

Ich folge dir gleichfalls from St. John’s Passion, BWV 245

Emily Riesser, soprano; Karin McCullough, piano; and TBD, flute

Zerfliesse, mein Herz from St. John’s Passion, BWV 245

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano; Karin McCullough, piano; and TBD, flute

Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004

Emiko Hori piano


LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility @ University House Wallingford
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility

“Ah, lo veggo” – Recit and Trio from Paride ed Elena by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)

Susan Payne O’Brien as Elena (Helen), Queen of Sparta
Emily Riesser as Paride (Paris), son of King Priam of Troy
Lin Chen as Amore (Cupid)
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Thy Hand, Belinda… When I am laid in Earth” from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Katie Hochman as Dido, Queen of Carthage

“Piangero la sorte mio” from Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Emily Riesser as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Nasce il sole” from Rodrigo by George Frideric Handel

Lin Chen as Esilena, Last Visigothic Queen of Spain
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Tu che le vanita” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

Laurel Sprigg as Élisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain
Ellyn Liu, violin

“Morró, ma prima in grazia” from Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi

Susan Payne O’Brien as Amelia

“Nous sommes assaillis” from Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot (1821–1910)

Laurel Sprigg as Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Katie Hochman as Maguelonne, her sister
Regina Thomas as Armelinde, her sister

Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary


Piano Works by Chopin | Song Recital @ Seattle Public Library - Central Library
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Piano Works by Chopin

Nocturne op.15, no.2 by Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Nocturne op.27, no.1
Nocturne op.27, no.2
Ballade no.4 op. 52

Valentina Rodov, piano

Soprano Recital

Program TBD

Susan Strick, soprano
TBD, piano


Piano Solos and Spanish Love Songs @ Crossroads Community Center
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Piano Solos by Mozart and Bach-Busoni

Sonata K. 310 in A minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
– Allegro maestoso

Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750),
arr. for piano by Ferrucio Busoni (1866–1924)

Emiko Hori, piano

Spanish Love Songs

Program TBD

Diane Althaus, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano


Scandinavian Songs | Works for Oboe and Piano @ Mirabella Seattle
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Scandinavian Songs

Program TBD

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Works for Oboe and Piano

Concerto for Oboe (with Piano reduction), Op7 by Marie Félicie Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval (1828–1907)
(A Monsier Georges Gillet, 1st Hautbois-Solo de la Sociéte des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris et de l’Opéra Italien)
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Andantino con moto
III. Final (Moderato maestoso)

French Suite for Oboe and Piano by Alan Richardson (1904–1978)
(To Léon Goossens)
1. Rendezvous
2. Les Peupliers
3. Passepied
4. Causerie
5. Les Moulins

Gail Perstein, oboe
Asta Vaicekonis, piano


Gottschalk Birthday @ Seattle Public Library - Central Library
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Gottschalk Birthday

Songs TBA

Dora Barnes, soprano
Colin Ward, tenor
Karin McCullough, piano

Piano Works TBA

Diana Gao, piano


The Trouble with Two Sopranos – Duets and Duels @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Trouble with Two Sopranos – Duets and Duels
Duets by Faure, Mozart, Bellini, Rossini, and Bach

Program TBA

Susan Payne O’Brien, soprano
Clarice Alfonso, soprano


Art Songs and TBA @ West Seattle Library
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Art Songs

Lin Chen, soprano
TBA, piano

Program TBA

Performer TBA