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.

Supported by generous funding from:

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Event Calendar

[In Person] Woodwind Celebration @ Mirabella Seattle
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Woodwind Celebration

Cinc Pièces en Trio by Jacques Ibert (1890–1962)
1. Allegro vivo
2. Andantino
3. Allegro assai
4. Andante
5. Allegro quasi marziale

Gail Perstein, oboe
Julie Shankland, clarinet
Eric Shankland, bassoon

From Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
I. Pan
IV. Bacchus

Sharon Jung, oboe

Three Dialogues by Øistein Sommerfeldt (1919–1994)
I. Strolling Dialogue
II. Thoughtful Dialogue
III. Jovial Dialogue

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Eric Shankland, bassoon

Variations on a theme of J. Haydn by Johann Wenth (1745–1801)
Eight Variations

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic John Walter Bratton (1867–1945)
arr. by James Horan

Sharon Jung and Bernard Shapiro, oboes
Gail Perstein, English horn

Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Originally for string quintet, arranged for reed quintet by Gail Perstein
I. Allegro ma non troppo

Sharon Jung and Bernard Shapiro, oboes
Gail Perstein, English horn
Eric Shankland, bassoon
Julie Shankland, bass clarinet

Artist bios
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