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.

Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Piano music by Mozart & Debussy @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

“Allegro moderato” from Sonata K. 330, C Major by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

from Images, Book 1 by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

-Reflets dans l’eau (“Reflections in the Water”)

-Hommage à Rameau (“Homage to Rameau”)

-Mouvement (“Movement”)

Emiko Hori, piano

Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Text based on a short prose piece by James Agee. It is a snapshot of life from the perspective of a small boy.
You can preview the piece and read the full text:

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Songs by Gordon, Wolf & Handel, Shostakovich cello sonata @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm

Cello Sonata by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  1. Allegro non troppo

    Erika and Annie
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Center, piano

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

Too Few the Mornings Be
Too Few the Mornings Be
If All the Griefs I Am to Have
Bee! I’m Expecting You
I’m Nobody! Who are You?
Will There Really be a Morning?

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Songs by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1903)

Heb’ auf dein blondes Haupt
Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen
Heut’ Nacht erhob ich mich
In den Schatten meiner Locken

“Endless pleasure, endless love” from Semele G.F. Handel (1685-1759)


Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Grieg Violin Sonata, Ravel’s Gaspard of the Night piano suite @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Gaspard de la Nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand (Gaspard of the Night, Three poems for piano after Aloysius Bertrand) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Ondine (Water nymph)
  2. Le Gibet (the gallows)
  3. Scarbo (Goblin)

Hexin Qiao, piano

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