Public Concerts

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.

Jan
26
Sat
Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration

Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)

A brilliant concert pianist and talented composer in her own right, Clara also inspired such master composers as Robert Schuman, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions. Various artists with a mini-lecture and reception to follow.

3 Romances, Op.22 (transcribed for clarinet and piano) by Clara Schumann

Robert Wingert (guest artist), clarinet
Valentina Rodov, piano

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann

Jennifer Li, piano

Liebst Du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) by Clara Schumann
Sie liebten sich beide (They once loved each other)
Das Veilchen (The violet)
Was weinst du, Blümlein (Why do you weep, dear blossom)

Christine Menschner, soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

Clara and Robert Schumann

“Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton” ( To perform fantastically and passionately; In legend sound from fantasy) from Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann

Nicole Kim, piano

Lorelei by Clara Schumann
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He came in storm and rain)
Mein Stern (My star)
Ihr Bildnes (Her portrait)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

 

Andante Espressivo from Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms

This movement begins with a poem by Otto Inkermann under the pseudonym C.O. Sternau
Der Abend dämmert, das Mondlicht scheint (Through evening’s shade, the pale moon gleams)
Da sind zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint (while rapt in love’s ecstatic dreams)
Und halten sich selig umfangen Sternau (Two hearts are fondly beating)

Valentina Rodov, piano

“Mondnacht” (Moonlit night) from Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
“Schöne Fremde”(Beauteous foreign land) from Liederkreis, Op. 39

Regina Thomas, soprano and Jennifer Li, piano

Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17, selections by Clara Schumann

Angie Kam, violin
Erika Pierson, cello
Abigail Habegger, piano

 

Feb
2
Sat
Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration

Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)

A brilliant concert pianist and talented composer in her own right, Clara also inspired such master composers as Robert Schuman, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions. Various artists with a mini-lecture.

Liebst Du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) by Clara Schumann
Sie liebten sich beide (They once loved each other)
Das Veilchen (The violet)
Was weinst du, Blümlein (Why do you weep, dear blossom)

Christine Menschner, soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann

Jennifer Li, piano

Andante Espressivo from Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms

This movement begins with a poem by Otto Inkermann under the pseudonym C.O. Sternau
Der Abend dämmert, das Mondlicht scheint (Through evening’s shade, the pale moon gleams)
Da sind zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint (while rapt in love’s ecstatic dreams)
Und halten sich selig umfangen Sternau (Two hearts are fondly beating)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He came in storm and rain) by Clara Schumann
Mein Stern (My star)
Ihr Bildnes (Her portrait)

Clara and Robert Schumann

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

Feb
13
Wed
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7, Songs by Rachmaninoff @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata 7, Opus 30 No 2 in c minor Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Scherzo– allegro
  4. Finale– allegro

Selina Chu, piano Ann Rackl, violin

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

I Wait for Thee Op. 14, No. 1
Do Not Grieve Op. 14, No. 8
Spring Waters Op. 14 No. 11

Twilight Op. 21, No. 3
Lilacs Op. 21, No. 5
Fragment from A. Musset Op. 21, No. 6

Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14

Dora Barnes, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

Feb
14
Thu
Songs for Mezzo-Soprano viola and piano, Bach’s b minor Partita for violin @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm

b minor Partita, BWV 1002 by J. S. Bach

I. Allemanda
II. Double
III. Courante
IV. Double
V. Sarabande
VI. Double
VII. Tempo di Bourrée
VIII. Double

Angie Kam, violin

Zwei Gesänge für eine Altstimme mit Bratsche und Klavier, Opus 91 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Gestillte Sehnsucht (Longing at rest)
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred lullaby)

Three Songs for Medium Voice, Viola and Piano by Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Far, far from each other
Where is it that our soul doth go?
Music when soft voices die

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Joan Lundquist, piano

Mar
7
Thu
Music for violin and piano by Kulesha, Elsner and Hindemith @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm

Dance by Gary Kulesha (b. 1954)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Minor, Op. 10 No. 1 by Jozef Elsner (1769-1854)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo Allegretto

Sonata for Violin and Piano by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
I. Lebhaft
II. Langsam
III. Ruhig Bewegt

Angie Kam, violin and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Mar
30
Sat
Bach Anniversary @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Suscepit Israel (trio) from Magnificat
Piano solo
“Schlafe, mein Liebster” from Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen BWV 213
Solo violin sonata by J.S. Bach, selection TBA
“Was die Welt in sich halt” from Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64|
Italian Concerto
“Schafe können sicher weiden” from Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 “The Hunting Cantata”
Sonata for violin and piano, BWV 1016
“Christe eleison”(duet) from B minor mass

Molly Tomlinson, Jill Carlsen, Lin Chen, and Susan Strick, sopranos
Adriana Hulscher, violin
Jill Carlsen and Sabine Endrigkeit, recorders
Katie O’Rourke and Karin McCullough, piano

Apr
4
Thu
Strauss violin sonata, vocal music by Dieta, Silvane, Respighi @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm

Music for soprano by Dieta, Silvane, Respighi

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Violin sonata by Richard Strauss

Candice Chin, violin and Joan Lundquist, piano

Apr
14
Sun
In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Violons dan le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” Charles Ives (1874-1954)

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst

Last invocation by Ralph Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Apr
28
Sun
LMC Composers’ Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Program TBA featuring the music of:

 

May
2
Thu
German songs of Spring, Violin sonata by Beethoven @ Seattle Art Museum
May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata by Beethoven

Ann Rackl, violin and Selina Chu, piano

Songs of Springtime by German Composers

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano