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.

Oct
9
Wed
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel @ Seattle Central Library
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm

LMC Opera presents Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)

A  one-hour condensed version of Humperdinck’s Opera presented in English with costumes, some set pieces and props.

Scene 1:

When Mother gets home, she sees that the children have been playing when they are supposed to have been working.

Scene 2:

The children get lost in the forest and encounter various creatures.

Scene 3:

The witch’s house is discovered. The children are captured by her magic.

Scene 4:

The witch has been baked into gingerbread. The children celebrate. Their Mother finds them and takes them home!

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Emily Riesser, soprano as Hansel
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Gretel
Katie Hochman, soprano as Mother
Ya-Li Lee, soprano as The Sandman/Dew Fairy

Meg Daly, soprano as The Witch
Abigail Habegger, piano
Regina Thomas, Direction

Nov
13
Wed
Soprano Song Recital, Piano Solos by Ravel & Rameau @ Seattle Central Library
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm

Songs in English, Russian and Spanish. Program TBA

Susan Strick, soprano
Karin McCullough, piano

Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano solos TBD by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Maria Khavin, piano

Dec
11
Wed
Heggie’s On the Road to Christmas, Trios for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon @ Seattle Central Library
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm

On the Road to Christmas, song cycle by Jake Heggie

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Trios for oboe, bassoon and clarinet. Program TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Julie Shankland, clarinet

Jan
8
Wed
Songs for Mezzo-Soprano, Duets for Piano 4 hands @ Seattle Central Library
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm

Recital Program TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

Duet Program TBA

Risa Jun, piano

Dr. Yelena Balabanova (guest artist), piano

Feb
12
Wed
Special “Living Room” Concert: Songs for Mezzo-soprano & Violin, Duets for Two Violas @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm

***Concert today will take place in the Living Room instead of our usual location in the auditorium***

 

English folksongs for Voice/Violin by Rebecca Clarke, Edgar Girtain, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Program TBA

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Carl Siegemund Schönebeck, 3 concertante duos, op. 13

5 duos by Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman, viola
Brian Lew, viola

Mar
11
Wed
Korean Art Song, Piano Recital @ Seattle Central Library
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm

Piano Recital Program TBA

Joyce Gibb, piano

Contemporary Korean art song recital

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano
Rita Eunhong Kim (guest artist), piano

Apr
8
Wed
Songs by Fauré, Mompou & Granados Piano Music @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm

Cinq Melodies by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1922)

Piano solos TBA  by Frederic Mompou (1893-1987)

Piano solos TBA by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Malya Muth, soprano
Lucy Wenger, piano

solo piano recital, program TBA

Valentina Rodov, piano

May
13
Wed
Unsettling Femininity: Songs About Women, Music for Piano Four Hands @ Seattle Central Library
May 13 @ 12:00 pm

Unsettling femininity: songs about women and by female composers

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Recital program for piano 4 hands, program TBA

Maria Khavin and Cori Belle, piano