Public Concerts

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.

Oct
5
Sat
The Life and Works of Franz Liszt @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

The Life and Works of Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Transcription of Schumann’s song Widmung (Dedication), S. 566 (1848)

Valentina Rodov, piano

S’il est un charmant gazon (If there’s a lovely grassy plot) S. 284, no. 1 (1884)
“Comment?” disaient ils (“How then?” he asked) S.276, No. 1 (1882)
Es muss ein wunderbares sein (It must be a wonderful thing), S. 314 (1852)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Sonetto No 123 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet, No. 123), S. 161, No. 6 (1846)

Joyce Gibb, piano

Die Lorelei (The Loreley) S. 273 (1854)
Ah, quand je dors (Ah, when I sleep) s. 282 (1849)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and TBA, piano

La Lugubre Gondola (The mournful gondola ), S. 134 (1883)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Concert Etude No. 2, La Leggierezza (Lightness) S. 144, No. 2 (1849)

Emiko Hori, piano

 

Nov
2
Sat
Art songs and piano music @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

“A Day of Music”
Art Songs and piano solos taking the listener from morning to evening

Music by Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Melanie Bonis, John Duke and John Field.

Katie Hochman, soprano, Janet Anderson, piano

Dec
7
Sat
Songs by 20th century British composers; piano solos by Mozart and Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

Songs by 20th century British Composers

 Kathryn Vinson, mezzo soprano

Piano solos by W.A. Mozart and Claude Debussy

Emiko Hori, piano

Apr
4
Sat
Works by female composers, and piano trio @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

Unsettling Femininity: Works about women and by female composers.

 Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Piano Trio
Program TBA (Brahms or Schubert)

Ann Rackl, violin
Lawrence Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano

May
2
Sat
Spring: Nymphs and Gods (soprano and piano); and solo piano music @ Frye Art Museum
May 2 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

SPRING: NYMPHS AND GODS
Deità Silvane (Woodland Deities) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
I. I Fauni (The fauns)
II. Musica in horto (Garden music)
III. Egle (Aegle*)
IV. Acqua (Water)
V. Crepuscolo (Twilight)
*From Greek mythology: Daughter of the Sun

Trois chansons de Bilitis (Three songs of Bilitis) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. La flûte de Pan (Pan’s flute)
II. La Chevelure (Hair)
III. Le Tombeau des naïades (The tomb of the Water Nymphs)

Lesley Chapin Wyckoff, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

PIANO RECITAL
Program TBA

Valentina Rodov, piano