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.

“Morning, Noon and Night” Song & Piano Recital @ West Seattle Library
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Dawn by Dario Marianelli (b. 1963)
A Hermit Thrush at Morn, op. 92 no. 2 by Amy Beach (1867-1944)

At Dawning (I Love You), op. 29 no. 1 by Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)
London’s Summer Morning by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
Early in the Morning by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Toothbrush Time by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Noon by John Field (1782-1837)

Silent Noon by R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Even by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
O Boundless, Boundless Evening by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Au crépuscule (Twilight), op. 111 by Melanie Bonis (1858-1937)
Nocturne in G-sharp minor by Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
Nocturne (Homage to John Field) by Samuel Barber

At the Mid Hour of Night, arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Goodnight, My Someone by Meredith Wilson (1902-1984)

Janet Anderson, piano

Katie Hochman, soprano

LMC Opera: Offenbach Bicentennial @ West Seattle Library
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

The Life and Works of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Music from Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Perichole, Orpheus in the Underworld and more.


20th Century Song Recital, Grieg Violin Sonata @ West Seattle Library
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm

20th Century song recital. Music by Menotti, Weill, Britten

Program TBA

Molly Tomlinson, soprano

violin sonata by Edvard Grieg

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano

Songs by Karen P. Thomas & Ricky Ian Gordon, Oboe Solos by Kalliwoda & Dring @ West Seattle Library
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

Divertissment for oboe and orchestra, Op 58 by Johann Kalliwoda
3 piece suite for oboe and piano by Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)

Sharon Jung, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

Song of Myself, 3 movement cycle on texts by Walt Whitman by Karen P. Thomas (b. 1957)

1.These are really the thoughts of all
2. Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth
3. Song of Myself

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordan TBA

Regina Thomas, soprano and John Burkhardt (guest artist), piano


Song Recital, Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by Beethoven & O’Keefe @ West Seattle Library
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

Song Recital Program TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Clarinet, cello & piano trio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Clarinet, cello & piano trio by Patrick O’Keefe

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Erika Pierson, cello
Karin McCullough, piano

Elemental: Songs of Earth, Wind, Fire & Water @ West Seattle Library
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

Vocal Program TBA

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Katie Hochman, soprano

Soprano Song Recital, Instrumental Recital @ West Seattle Library
May 10 @ 3:00 pm

Song Recital, program TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Instrumental program TBA