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
10
Thu
Irish, Scottish & Canadian Folk Songs, JS Bach’s Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 @ Crossroads Community Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm

Folk song settings by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

How Sweet the Answer
The Ash Grove
The Last Rose of Summer
Avenging and Bright
The Sally Gardens

Beautiful Dreamer  by Stephen Foster (1826-1864)

Folk song settings by Aaron Copland (1900 -1990)

Simple Gifts
Long Time Ago

Songs My Mother Taught Me from 114 songs by Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Real American Folk Song by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Angie Kam, violin

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

French Suite by Alan Richardson (1904-1978)

Rendezvous
Les Peupliers
Passepied
Causerie
Les Moulins

Gail Perstein, oboe and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

An American in Paris: Piano solos and vocal music by George Gershwin and French composers

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 @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Celtic folk song with harp

Program TBA

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano

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