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
7
Sat
Piano Music by Mozart & Debussy, violin music by Bach & Mozart @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive 1/2 hour early.  See below for details on how to get tickets or click here to MAKE A RESERVATION.

Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002, by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
II. Corrente – Double (Presto)

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219, by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
I. Allegro aperto – Adagio – Allegro aperto

Candice Chin, violin and Emiko Hori, piano

First movement, “Allegro moderato”  from Sonata K. 330, C Major by W.A. Mozart

from Images, Book 1 by Claude Debussy

-Reflets dans l’eau (“Reflections in the Water”)

-Hommage à Rameau (“Homage to Rameau”)

-Mouvement (“Movement”)

Emiko Hori, piano

REGISTRATION

Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

Frye Members receive advance notice of programs and performances—become a member today and get the benefit of early registration!

TICKETING

On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.

Jan
4
Sat
Welcome to Scandinavia! @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive 1/2 hour early.  See below for details on how to get tickets or click here to MAKE A RESERVATION.

Pioner by Hugo Emil Alfvén (1872-1960)
Du är min Afrodite by Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987)
Pan  by Ture Rangström (1884-1947)
Sköldmön by Ture Rangström
Till havs by Gustaf Nordqvist (1886-1949)
Svarta rosor by  Jean Sibelius (1883-1959)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano & Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 45 for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

PORTRAIT OF EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907) BY GERSCHEL, CHARLES (1871-1948)/PRIVATE COLLECTION/PHOTOTYPIE/FRANCE/PORTRAIT (4266-16935) SUPERSTOCK

I) Allegro molto ed appassionato
II) Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
III) Allegro animato

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano

Sinikan laulu by  Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
Sinipiika
Purjein kuutamolla
Jääkukkia

Rakastunut by  Yrjö Kilpinen (1892-1959)
Erotessa
Uurisraivaaja

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Joan Lunquist, piano

REGISTRATION

Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

Frye Members receive advance notice of programs and performances—become a member today and get the benefit of early registration!

TICKETING

On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.

Jan
12
Sun
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

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 45 for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

I) Allegro molto ed appassionato
II) Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
III) Allegro animato

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano

Jan
19
Sun
Music for Mezzo-soprano with Strings @ Mirabella
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm

Pieces for mezzo soprano and string quartet.

 

Pieces for voice and violin.

 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Selections from String Quartet op 59, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

 

 

The Weeknighters String Quartet (Candice Chin, Terry Cook, and guests Robert Redman and Ryan May)

 

 

Feb
6
Thu
Grieg Violin Sonata, Ravel’s Gaspard of the Night piano suite @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Gaspard de la Nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand (Gaspard of the Night, Three poems for piano after Aloysius Bertrand) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Ondine (Water nymph)
  2. Le Gibet (the gallows)
  3. Scarbo (Goblin)

Hexin Qiao, piano

Violin sonata by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Ann Rackl, violin
Selina Chu, piano

Feb
10
Mon
Music for Mezzo-Soprano & String Ensemble @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm

Pieces for mezzo soprano and string quartet.

 

Pieces for voice and violin.

 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Selections from String Quartet K387 in G Major, by W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

 

The Weeknighters String Quartet (Candice Chin, Terry Cook, and guests Kate Neville and Ryan May)

 

Feb
12
Wed
Special “Living Room” Concert: Songs for Mezzo-soprano & Violin, Duets for Two Violas @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm

***Concert today will take place in the Living Room instead of our usual location in the auditorium***

 

Three Old English Folk Songs arr. for voice & violin by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

1. It was a lover and his lass
2. Phillis on the new made hay
3. The tailor and his mouse

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Carl Siegemund Schönebeck, 3 concertante duos, op. 13

5 duos by Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman, viola
Brian Lew, viola

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

Mar
25
Wed
Debussy & Mozart Piano Music, Trios for Violin, Cello & Piano @ Horizon House
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm

Piano solos TBA by W.A. Mozart

Piano solos TBA by Claude Debussy

Emiko Hori, piano

Trio for violin, cello and piano by Franz Schubert or Johannes Brahms TBD

Ann Rackl, violin
Selena Chu, piano
Lawrence Chu, cello

Apr
4
Sat
Works by Female Composers, Trios for Violin, Cello & Piano @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.

Program:

Unsettling Femininity: Works about women and by female composers.

 Amber Rose Johnson, soprano

Piano Trio
Program TBA (Brahms or Schubert)

Ann Rackl, violin
Lawrence Chu, cello
Selina Chu, piano