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.

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

French opera favorites, arr. Bryan Fiehler arranged for voice and string quartet (b. 1981)

“Habanera” from Carmen Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
“Vois sous l’archet frémissant” Jacques Offenbach from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1819–1880)
“Seguedille” from Carmen Georges Bizet
“Mon cœur s’ouvre á ta voix” Camille Saint-Saëns from Samson et Dalila (1835–1921)
“Je suis Lazuli” from l’Étoile Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

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

Allegro
Molto Adagio
Finale Presto

Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

3 Old English Folk Songs arr. Rebecca Clarke arranged for voice & violin (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

 

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

Sonata K. 330, C Major  by W.A. Mozart

Allegro moderato

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

Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D. 898 by Franz Schubert
  I)   Allegro moderato
  II)  Andante un poco mosso

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

May
1
Fri
Beethoven violin sonata, Anne Frank, A Living Voice for voices and string quartet @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Beethoven sonata for violin and piano

Candice Chin and Emiko Hori, piano

Anne Frank: A Living Voice (Text from the Diary of Anne Frank) for Treble choir and String Quartet

  1. It is the Silence
  2. My Nerves
  3. Hanneli
  4. Sunshine and Cloudless
  5. My Work
  6. Peter
  7. Ideals and Hopes

Beth Ann Bonnecroy and Malya Muth, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Adrianna Hulscher and Lin Chen, violins
Yi Zhou, viola
Erika Pierson, cello

Click HERE to go to the composers website for more information about this work.