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.

LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

“A l’hotel Translyvanie” from Manon by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Pousette
Regina Thomas, soprano as Javotte
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Rosette

“Je suis encour tout etourdie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson,soprano as Manon

“Va! laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther by Jules Massenet

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Charlotte

“Salut, splendeur du jour” (Brunehild’s awakening) from Sigurd by Ernest Reyer (1823-1909)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Brunehild

“D’amour l’ardente flame” from La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Diane Althaus, mezzo-soprano as Marguerite

“Je veux vivre” from Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Juliette

“Ah! Quell diner” (grisette) from La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano as Perichole

“j’en prendrai un, deux, trois” from Pomme d’api by Jacques Offenbach

Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Catherine (Pomme d’api)

“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Diane Althaus, soprano as Giulietta
Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Nicklausse

Abigail Habegger, piano
Regina Thomas, Stage Direction and Commentary

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7, Songs by Rachmaninoff @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata 7, Opus 30 No 2 in c minor Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Scherzo– allegro
  4. Finale– allegro

Selina Chu, piano Ann Rackl, violin

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

Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14

Dora Barnes, soprano
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Solo recitals for soprano and piano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm

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Joyce Gibb, piano

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Susan Strick, soprano

Chants Populaires & Kaddish by Ravel, Judeo-Spanish songs, piano music by Brahms & Chopin @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm

Judeo-Spanish Songs by Daniel Akiva:

Malya Muth, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar

Chants populaires (Ravel, Maurice)

Malya Muth, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Kaddish (Ravel)

Malya Muth, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Piano music by Brahms and Chopin

Valentina Rodov, piano

Baroque piano music, music for viola and piano by Faure, Bloch, Glazunov @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
May 8 @ 12:00 pm

1685 was a very good year

Grieg’s Holberg Suite (Prelude) written to commemorate the birth in 1685 of famous Danish playwright Holberg
Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti
Italian Concerto by JS Bach

Karin McCullough, piano

Clair de Lune by Gabriel Faure
Sicilienne Op. 78  by Gabriel Faure
Elegy Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure
Retrouvailles  by Elliott Carter
Elegy by Elliott Carter
Waltz Op. 42 No. 3 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Elegy Op. 44 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola
TBA (guest artist), flute