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.

Jan
4
Sat
Welcome to Scandinavia! @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 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 1/2 hour early.  See below for details on how to get tickets or click here to MAKE A RESERVATION.

Pioner by Hugo Emil Alfvén (1872-1960)
Du är min Afrodite by Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987)
Pan  by Ture Rangström (1884-1947)
Sköldmön by Ture Rangström
Till havs by Gustaf Nordqvist (1886-1949)
Svarta rosor by  Jean Sibelius (1883-1959)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano & Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 45 for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

PORTRAIT OF EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907) BY GERSCHEL, CHARLES (1871-1948)/PRIVATE COLLECTION/PHOTOTYPIE/FRANCE/PORTRAIT (4266-16935) SUPERSTOCK

I) Allegro molto ed appassionato
II) Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
III) Allegro animato

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano

Sinikan laulu by  Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
Sinipiika
Purjein kuutamolla
Jääkukkia

Rakastunut by  Yrjö Kilpinen (1892-1959)
Erotessa
Uurisraivaaja

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Joan Lunquist, piano

REGISTRATION

Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

Frye Members receive advance notice of programs and performances—become a member today and get the benefit of early registration!

TICKETING

On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.

Feb
1
Sat
Schubertiade, Duets for Two Violas by Schönebeck & Bartók @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 1 @ 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:

Schubertiade: Schubert Art songs and piano music
selections TBA

Emily Riesser, soprano and Molly Knight Forde, piano

Viola Duos
3 concertante duos, op. 13        Carl Siegemund Schönebeck

5 duos            Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman & Brian Lew (guest artist), violas

Mar
7
Sat
From Baroque to Brazil @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 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:

From Baroque to Brazil
selections TBA

Hilary Field, guitar
Jill Carlsen, recorder
Emily Riesser, soprano
Other artists, TBA

Instrumental and vocal ensemble
selections TBA

Various artists

Apr
4
Sat
Works by Female Composers, Trios for Violin, Cello & Piano @ 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
Nymphs and Gods: Songs by Respighi & Debussy, Solo Piano Recital @ 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