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.

Nov
14
Thu
An American in Paris: Piano Solos & Vocal Music by Gershwin & French composers, Oboe Recital @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm

Six Pastiches by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)

Hornpipe
Romantic Song
Menuet
Comic Song
Waltz
Music Hall

Arioso for Oboe and Piano by Graham Waterhouse (b. 1992)

Pieces for oboe and piano by Rutland Boughton (1878-1960)

Sumerset Pastoral
The Passing of the Faery

American Folk Songs for English horn and piano by Arthur Frackenpohl (1924-2019)

He’s Gone Away
John Henry
Go ‘way from my Window
Mama Don’t ‘low

Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn; Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

An American in Paris—Gershwin and the French

Four songs by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1898-1937)
1. Love is here to stay (from Goldwyn Follies)
2. Slap that bass (from Shall We Dance)
3. I got rhythm (from Girl Crazy)
4. By Strauss (from The Show is on and in the 1951 movie An American in Paris)

An American in Paris
(Composed by George Gershwin, here in piano transcription by William Daly)

Pièce en Forme de Habanera by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
C’est ainsi que tu es (It is thus that you are) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Bess, You is my Woman (duet from Porgy and Bess) by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
With guest artist Mike Dodaro, baritone

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro (guest artist), baritone
Abigail Habegger, piano

Mar
15
Sun
LMC Opera presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (scenes) @ Mirabella
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm

Le Nozze di Figaro (select scenes) by W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

LMC Opera presents scenes and arias in Italian with costumes and staging. Commentary and stage direction by Regina Thomas, LMC Opera Director. Exact program TBA

Susanna ~ Lin Chen, soprano
Figaro ~ Adam Sterling (guest artist), baritone
La Contessa Almaviva ~ Dora Barnes, soprano
Cherubino ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Barbarina ~ Kristen Swenson, soprano
Piano ~ TBA
Director ~ Regina Thomas

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

Arias and scenes by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) TBA

Arias and scenes by Giuseppe Verdi  (1813-1901) TBA

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

Program of trios for oboe, bassoon and piano TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

 

May
14
Thu
LMC Opera presents Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief @ Crossroads Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm

LMC Opera presents

The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia
Darrell J. Jordan as Bob
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, stage direction

May
15
Fri
LMC Opera: Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

LMC Opera presents

The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia
Darrell J. Jordan as Bob
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, stage direction