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.

Nov
14
Thu
An American in Paris: Piano Solos & Vocal Music by Gershwin & French composers, Oboe Recital @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm

Six Pastiches by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)

Hornpipe
Romantic Song
Menuet
Comic Song
Waltz
Music Hall

Arioso for Oboe and Piano by Graham Waterhouse (b. 1992)

Pieces for oboe and piano by Rutland Boughton (1878-1960)

Sumerset Pastoral
The Passing of the Faery

American Folk Songs for English horn and piano by Arthur Frackenpohl (1924-2019)

He’s Gone Away
John Henry
Go ‘way from my Window
Mama Don’t ‘low

Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn; Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

An American in Paris—Gershwin and the French

Four songs by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1898-1937)
1. Love is here to stay (from Goldwyn Follies)
2. Slap that bass (from Shall We Dance)
3. I got rhythm (from Girl Crazy)
4. By Strauss (from The Show is on and in the 1951 movie An American in Paris)

An American in Paris
(Composed by George Gershwin, here in piano transcription by William Daly)

Pièce en Forme de Habanera by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
C’est ainsi que tu es (It is thus that you are) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Bess, You is my Woman (duet from Porgy and Bess) by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
With guest artist Mike Dodaro, baritone

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro (guest artist), baritone
Abigail Habegger, piano

Jan
9
Thu
Songs by Swedish composers @ Crossroads Community Center
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm

Songs by Swedish composers, program TBA

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Feb
13
Thu
Music for Viola, Flute & Piano by Mozart, Schumann, Mahler, Doppler & Kummer @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm

Piano Sonata No. 11, K. 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Third Movement, “Rondo alla Turca”

Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op.26 by A. F. Doppler

Kinderszenen Op. 15 “Scenes From Childhood” by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)
3. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff)
7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)
11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)

 Four Lieder for Viola and Piano by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Arranged by David Geringas

1 Urlicht
2 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
3 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
4 Ging heut’ morgens übers Feld

Trio for Piano, Flute and Viola, Op. 75 1st Movement by Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870)

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

Mar
12
Thu
Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Wind trios by Hadyn & Telemann @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Celtic folk song with harp

Program TBA

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano

Trio Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

London trio by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

May
14
Thu
LMC Opera presents Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief @ Crossroads Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm

LMC Opera presents

The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia
Darrell J. Jordan as Bob
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, stage direction