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.

Piano Solos by Beethoven and Liszt, Romantic Era Music for Cello and Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm

Piano Sonata No.17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “The Tempest” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto

Zwei Konzertetüden (Two Concert Studies), S. 145 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

  1. Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs)
  2.  Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

Minju Kim, piano

Sonata in G Minor, RV 42 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  1. Preludio-Largo
  2. Allemanda-Andante
  3.  Sarabanda-Largo
  4. Gigue-Allegro

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 by Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Chang-Center, piano

Art of the Piano: Tea with LMC @ Seattle Art Museum
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm

This year’s Art of Piano will feature talented member pianists playing their favorite solos on a theme to complement the SAM exhibit:

Claire Partington: Taking Tea

Taking Tea features an installation referencing Baroque painting and European porcelain factories, as well as a panel mounted with fragments from 17th- and 18th-century shipwrecks.

Specific program and artists are TBA.

Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Christmas Cantata by Telemann @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber

Clarice Alfonso, soprano

Christmas Cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Songs by Wolf & Menotti, Music for Cello & Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Hugo Wolf (13 March 1860 – 22 February 1903)

Songs by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Center, piano

Trios for Flute, Oboe & Bassoon by Telemann & Haydn, Grieg Violin Sonata @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Trio Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

London trio by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Violin sonata by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Ann Rackl, violin
Selina Chu, piano

Songs by Gordon & Heggie, Music for Piano & Cello @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

Songs by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

Minju Kim, piano
Songlim Lee, (guest artist) cello

Songs by Rachmaninoff, Music for Piano Four Hands @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

I Wait for Thee op. 14 no. 1
Do Not Grieve op. 14 no. 8
Spring Waters op. 14 no. 11

Twilight op. 21 no. 3
Lilacs op. 21 no. 5
Fragment from A. Musset op. 21 no. 6

Dora Barnes, soprano

Music for piano four hands, program TBA

Cori Belle and Maria Khavin, piano

20th Century American Songs, Piano Solos by Schubert, Ravel, Griffes & Gershwin @ Seattle Art Museum
May 7 @ 12:00 pm

Piano solo TBA by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano solo TBA by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

The Lake at Evening by Charles Griffes (1884-1920)

Embraceable you by George Gershwin (1898-1937), piano transcription by Earl Wild

Joyce Gibb, piano

Gitanjali by John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951)

  1. When I Bring to You Colour’d Toys
  2. On the Day when Death will Knock at thy Door
  3. The Sleep that Flits on Baby’s Eyes
  4. I am Like a Remnant of a Cloud of Autumn
  5. On the Seashore of Endless Worlds
  6. Light, My Light

Aria TBA by  Douglas Moore (1893-1969) or Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Additional American Composers of the 1920’s (to compliment the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at SAM)

Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Iris

Julie Finch Robé, soprano