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

Europe in the Twentieth Century
Stage Direction and Commentary ~ Regina Thomas
Piano ~ Abigail Habegger

“Acerba voluttà”  (Bitter Voluptuousness) from Adrianna Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea (1866-1950)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Princesse de Bouillon

“Senza Mamma” (Without his mamma) from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Lori Williams, soprano as Suor Angelica

Hymn to the Sun (Otvet mne zorkoe svetilo) from The Golden Cockerel by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as  The Queen of Chemakha

“Give him this Orchid” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Lucrezia

“She sleeps as a rose” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten

Lin Chen, soprano as Female Chorus

“This is my father’s choice” from Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as Ann

Peleas et Melisande

“Voici ce qu’il écrit à son frѐre Pelléas”(This is what he wrote to his brother Pelleas) from Pelléas and Melisande by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Genevieve

“Oh! Cette pierre est lourde.” (Oh! This stone is heavy) from Pelléas and Melisande by Claude Debussy

Lin Chen, soprano as Yniold

“Air de Feu” (Song of the flame) from L’enfant et Les Sortilèges (The Child and the spells) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as Le Feu

“Das war sehr gut, Mandryka” (That was very good, Mandryka) from Arabella by Richard Strauss (1864-1948)

Lori Williams as Arabella

“Hab mir’s gelobt” (It was very good) from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

Lin Chen, soprano as Sophie
Regina Thomas soprano as Marschallin
Dawn Padula mezzo-soprano as Octavian

“Vilja Lied” (Vilia’s song) from Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) by Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

Lori Williams as Hannah