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.

Dec
20
Fri
Songs from the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Dreamscape oboe and piano suite @ Music Center of the Northwest
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

Dreamscape, Oboe and Piano version by Alyssa Morris (1984-)

-Falling Asleep and Chase
-What?
-Innuendo
-Nightmare and Awakening

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, Piano

 

“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: songs of love and more”

Latin American Love songs, arr. by Edward Kilenyi (b. 1914)
I.  El Galan Incognito
II. La Seña
III. Encantadore Maria
IV. La Calle De La Paloma
V. Os Tormentos
VI. Mi Sueño
Le Bestiaire, Frances Poulenc (poems by Apollinaire) (1918-1919)
I.   Le dromadaire
II.  La chèvre du Thibet
III. La sauterelle
IV. Le dauphin
V.  L’écrevisse
VI. La carpe

 

Animal songs, Flanders and Swann (1956-1967)
I.  The Gnu Song
II. The Hippopotamus Song
III. The Sloth
Malya Muth, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Mar
20
Fri
JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

A celebration of the Birth month of JS Bach featuring arias, ensembles and instrumental selections from his most beloved sacred cantatas. To be performed with voices and chamber ensemble.

Including work from The Wedding Cantata, The Hunting Cantata and The Coffee Cantata. Exact program and performers TBA

Apr
17
Fri
LMC Composer Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

A program featuring LMC members performing works by LMC member composers.

Program TBA

May
15
Fri
LMC Opera: Mozart, Menotti and the Clever Servant @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

**The Old Maid and the Thief, select scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Scene 1: “Good day, Miss Todd”
Scene 4 “Miss, Todd! Miss Todd! … Isn’t the weather awful?… Life is just a broken promise.”
Scene 5 “Is he still upstairs? Yes, he’s getting dressed.”
Scene 6 “Steel me, sweet thief for time’s flight is steeling my youth”
Scene 7 “Miss Todd… Keep all the doors locked, keep all the windows closed.”
Scene 9 – Miss, todd, miss todd! Don’t shout that way!”
Scene 10 “Look to your left, look to your right. Nobody in sight.”
Scene 11 “Miss Todd, have you heard? Have you read?”
Scene 14 “Laetitia, where are you?”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd, the “Old Maid”
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton, her spinster neighbor
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia, Miss Todd’s maid
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, Direction and Narration

INTERMISSION

**Le Nozze di Figaro (select scenes) by W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Act I
“Se a caso madama la notte ti chiama ” (If the mistress has reason in the night to call to you)
“Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso” (You won’t go any more, amorous butterfly)
Act II
“Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro” (O love, give me some restorative)
“Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor” (You, who know what love is)
“Venite, inginocchiatevi, Restate fermo lì” (Come, kneel down, Stay still there)
Act III
“E Susanna non vien!…Dove sono i bei momenti” (Susanna hasn’t arrived!… Where have the beautiful moments gone”
“Sull’aria… Che soave zeffiretto” (On the breeze…What a gentle little Zephyr)
Act IV
“Tutto è disposto…Aprite un po’quegli occhi uomini incauti e sciocchi,” (Everything is set…Open your
“Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar” (The moment finally arrives…Oh, come, don’t be late)
“Piu dolcile sono…” (More sweetly happy am I)

Susanna ~ Lin Chen, soprano
Figaro ~ Adam Sterling (guest artist), baritone
La Contessa Almaviva ~ Dora Barnes, soprano
Cherubino ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Piano ~ Joan Lundquist
Director & Narration ~ Regina Thomas

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM WITH A LONGER RUN TIME OF APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES