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.

JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach (March 1685 – July 1750)


Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire), BWV 208, (“Hunting Cantata”)

Diana: Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Pales: Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Endymion: Brandon Higa, tenor
Pan: Michael Dunlap, bass

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Begone, you troublesome shadows), BWV 202, (“Wedding Cantata”)

Emily Riesser, soprano

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, (“Coffee Cantata”)

Narrator: Brandon Higa, tenor
Lieschen: Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Schlendrian: Michael Dunlap, bass

Chamber Ensemble
Kate Kelly, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
JJ Barrett, Matt Perry (guest artists) French horn
Candice Chin and Ann Rackl,  violin
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello
Aubrey Marks-Johnson (guest artist), continuo

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

Night Songs  by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

LMC Member Composers, Kathryn Roberts, Janet Anderson and Nicole Truesdell

1. The World’s Wanderers (words by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
2. Night (Shelley)
3. In Dispraise of the Moon (Mary Coleridge)
4. The Night-Piece (Robert Herrick)
5. Nocturne (Crosbie Garstin)

Katie Hochman, soprano
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Janet Anderson, piano

Lake Abert or Frank’s Depression by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello

Martin by Frances Walton (b. 1928)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello
Dell Wade (guest artist), bass

Why – of life and death by Sarah Conyers (b. 1939)

Katie Hollenbach, clarinet
Jessica Hild (guest artist), clarinet

Piano Pieces by Katie O’Rourke (b. 1986)

i. Andante
ii. Berceuse
iii. Allegro-Rubato
iv. Scherzo
v. Nocturne
vi. Etude
vii. Tango

Katie O’Rourke, piano

A Sultry Summer Night by Kathy Roberts (b. 1954)
Bøn by Kathy Roberts

Reach for Me by Kathy Roberts

Hannah Cho, piano
Crystal Zimmerman (guest artist), Mezzo-Soprano

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


**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)
“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