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

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

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)

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

Gail Perstein, oboe
Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Songs of Finland

Suvilaula by Yrjö Kilpinen (1892–1959)
Rakastunut

Purjein kuutamolla by Toivo Kuula (1883–1918)
Sinipiika
Kaiutar by Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Paimenet by Toivo Kuula (1883–1918)

Pai, pai, paitaressu by Oskar Merikanto (1868–1924)
Ma elän

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Artist bios
Program PDF

 

May
10
Fri
LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Emily Riesser as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

“Nasce il sole” from Rodrigo by George Frideric Handel

Lin Chen as Esilena, Last Visigothic Queen of Spain

“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

“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)

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

Laurel Sprigg as Élisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain

“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

 

May
30
Thu
LMC Opera – Queen for a Day: Operatic Depictions of Nobility @ Tagney Jones Hall
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

“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

“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

“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

“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