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.

Historic LMC Composers @ Mirabella
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm

LMC Composers Concert, pre-1950
with historical notes FROM THE LMC ARCHIVES

Patriotic Pieces

America’s Rally Song by Kate Gilmore Black (1867/8 -1959)
I’m going to Vote, John by Mary Carr Moore (1873-1957)

Character Suites for Piano

Tales from Oz by Irene Rodgers (1891-1955)
Miniatures in Chinese Colors by Lillian Miller (1876-1935)

Songs of Love

“Tranquility” by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)
“My Love And I” by Katherine A. Glen
“Night of Romance” by Irene Rodgers
Selections from The Alaskan, an opera by Harry Girard (dates unknown)

Songs of Time and Season

“I Heard A Lark Sing” by Katherine A. Glen
“Summer Afternoon” by Amy Worth (1888-1967)
“Twilight” by Katherine A. Glen
“Winter” by Mary Carr Moore
“Rude Wind, Cruel Sea” by Katherine A. Glen

Holiday Pieces

A Christmas Lullaby by Irene Rodgers
Winds Through The Olive Trees by Irene Rodgers
That First, Best Christmas Night by Irene Rodgers

Christmas Sing-Along

A sing-along of traditional holiday songs led by the performers

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Ryan O’Mealey (guest artist), baritone
Bryan Fiehler (guest artist), tenor
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello
Jennifer Li, piano
Nicole Truesdell, piano
Whitney Henderson, archives
Katie Beisel Hollenbach, lecturer

Sea Pictures by E. Elgar, trios for two oboes and English horn @ Mirabella
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm

Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

“Sea Slumber Song,” poem by Roden Noel
“In Haven (Capri), ” poem by Caroline Alice Elgar, the composer’s wife
“Sabbath Morning at Sea,” poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Where Corals Lie,” poem by Richard Garnett
“The Swimmer,” poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

Variations and Fugue on St. Antoni Chorale for Two Oboes and Cor Anglais by Graham Powning (b. 1949 in Sydney, Australia)
Theme – andante
Var. I – l’istesso tempo
Var. II – presto
Var. III – lento
Var. IV – tempo di valse
Var. V – andante
Var. VI – vivo
Var VII – siciliana
Var. VIII – andante
Var. IX – allegro
Var. X – andante
Fugue – andante
Coda – presto

Mini-Trio for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais Allan Stephenson (b. 1949 near Liverpool, England, since 1973 living in Cape Town, South Africa)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Poco lento
III. Scherzo and Trio

Sharon Jung, oboe
Bernard Shapiro (guest performer), oboe
Gail Perstein, English horn

Bird songs for soprano, music for cello and piano @ Mirabella
Mar 17 @ 3:30 pm

Bird songs for soprano

La Flûte Invisible (Invisible flute) by Camille Saint-Saëns
“Rossignols amoureux” (Loving Nightingale)  Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Le rossignol  (Nightingale) by Leo Delibes
Sweet Bird by G.F. Handel

Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Music for cello and piano

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Center, piano

LMC Opera: Europe in the 20th Century @ Mirabella
May 19 @ 3:30 pm

Opera Scenes and arias performed with staging and costumes

Music by Ravel, Britten, Strauss and others.

Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary