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.

NW Composer Spotlight @ Your home
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Today’s Concert features selections  from our Northwest Composer Spotlight performed on April 27,2019 at the Music Center of the Northwest.

Erika Pierson

March into Spring by Garrett Fisher (b. 1970)
1. Late Spring: Noon
2. Late Winter: Dawn
3. Spring Equinox: Night

Erika Pierson, cello and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Candice Chin and Katie Stevenson






Sea Change by Sarah Mattox (b. 1974)
1. Becoming Atlantis
2. I Wonder How an Island Feels
3. Reflection
4. Manhattan (is no island)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin and Emiko Hori, Piano

Artist Biographies, click here

Britannia, the Second @ Your home
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described:

  1. Pan, “who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved.”
  2. Phaeton, “who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt.”
  3. Niobe, “who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain.”
  4. Bacchus, “at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women’s tattling tongues and shouting out of boys.”

    Narcissus flower
  5. Narcissus, “who fell in love with his own image and became a flower.”
  6. Arethusa, “who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain.”

Sharon Jung, oboe

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, descriptions of movements

Shakespeare Songs, Op. 23 by Roger Quilter (1877-1953)

Mike Dodaro, baritone and Joan Lundquist, piano

Silent Noon, IRV 25, No. 2 by Ralph Vaughan Williams  (1872-1958) – click for full text
from The House of Life, A Cycle of Six Sonnets

Regina Thomas, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Artist Biographies, click here

Italian Songs of Love and Loss
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sento nel core (I feel in my heart) by Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

“Dunque io son la fortunata! ” (Then I am the fortunate girl!)
from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Diane Althaus as Rosina
Mike Dodaro as Figaro
Joan Lundquist, piano

L’invito (The invitation) by Giaocchino Rossini

Eterno amore e fè (Eternal love and faithfulness) by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Perchè dolce, caro bene stizzosetta sei con me? (Why dear sweet beloved, are you peevish with me?) by Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)

O del mio amato ben perduto incanto (o lost enchantment of my dearly beloved)  by Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)

Stornello/Tu dici che non m’ami (Rhyme/You say that you don’t love me) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Joan Lundquist
Commentary prepared and performed by Regina Thomas

Artist Biograpies, click here

NW Composer Spotlight @ Your Home
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Covid 19 restrictions have thrown us for a loop! Recording sessions for Art of Piano have been postponed.

Don’t worry, we are still hard at work (from home) creating a new program for this date developed from archived concert recordings.

En Francais – duos for clarinet and Bassoon, Songs by French composers @ Your Home
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Music for Clarinet/Bassoon duo and Songs by French Composers

Julie and Eric Shankland (clarinet/bassoon duo)  and Regina Thomas (soprano) perform the works  of Eugene Bozza, Franz Liszt and more.