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.

Oct
5
Sat
The Life and Works of Franz Liszt @ Frye Art Museum
Oct 5 @ 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:

The Life and Works of Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Transcription of Schumann’s song Widmung (Dedication), S. 566 (1848)

Valentina Rodov, piano

S’il est un charmant gazon (If there’s a lovely grassy plot) S. 284, no. 1 (1884)
“Comment?” disaient ils (“How then?” he asked) S.276, No. 1 (1882)
Es muss ein wunderbares sein (It must be a wonderful thing), S. 314 (1852)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Sonetto No 123 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet, No. 123), S. 161, No. 6 (1846)

Joyce Gibb, piano

Die Lorelei (The Loreley) S. 273 (1854)
Ah, quand je dors (Ah, when I sleep) s. 282 (1849)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and TBA, piano

La Lugubre Gondola (The mournful gondola ), S. 134 (1883)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Concert Etude No. 2, La Leggierezza (Lightness) S. 144, No. 2 (1849)

Emiko Hori, piano

 

Oct
9
Wed
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel @ Seattle Central Library
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm

LMC Opera presents Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)

A  one-hour condensed version of Humperdinck’s Opera presented in English with costumes, some set pieces and props.

Scene 1:

When Mother gets home, she sees that the children have been playing when they are supposed to have been working.

Scene 2:

The children get lost in the forest and encounter various creatures.

Scene 3:

The witch’s house is discovered. The children are captured by her magic.

Scene 4:

The witch has been baked into gingerbread. The children celebrate. Their Mother finds them and takes them home!

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Emily Riesser, soprano as Hansel
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Gretel
Katie Hochman, soprano as Mother
Ya-Li Lee, soprano as The Sandman/Dew Fairy

Meg Daly, soprano as The Witch
Abigail Habegger, piano
Regina Thomas, Direction

Oct
10
Thu
Irish, Scottish & Canadian Folk Songs, JS Bach’s Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 @ Crossroads Community Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm

Folk song settings by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

How Sweet the Answer
The Ash Grove
The Last Rose of Summer
Avenging and Bright
The Sally Gardens

Beautiful Dreamer  by Stephen Foster (1826-1864)

Folk song settings by Aaron Copland (1900 -1990)

Simple Gifts
Long Time Ago

Songs My Mother Taught Me from 114 songs by Charles Ives (1874-1954)
The Real American Folk Song by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Angie Kam, violin

Oct
14
Mon
Songs and Piano solos by Contemporary Korean composers @ University House, Wallingford
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
ki-jung jun, soprano
Ki-Jung Jun, Korean Soprano sings music by contemporary Korean composers

Psalm 62 by Yeojeong Yoon B (b. 1978)

Greeting by Hakjoon Yoon (b. 1974)

Singing Cosmos by Heungyul Lee (1909-1980)

As if Spring Comes Across the River by Keungsoo Lim ( b. 1950)

Longing for Mount Keumkang by Youngsup Choi (b. 1929)

In the Flowing Cloud by Heungyul Lee (1909-1980)

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano

Fantasy from Arirang by Youngmin Choi (1984- )

3B Variations on the theme of “For the beauty of the Earth” by C. Kocher  by Young Jo Lee (1943- )

From “Five Korean Dance Suite “ by Young Jo Lee (1943- )
Dance of Love

Hannah Cho, piano

Oct
18
Fri
Irish, Scottish & Canadian Folk Song, Mozart Duos for Violin & Viola @ Music Center of the Northwest
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm

Irish, Scottish and Canadian folk songs, program TBA

Molly Tomlinson, soprano

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 TBA, piano

Nov
1
Fri
Songs by Donaudy & Ravel, Recorder Sonata by Gordon Jacob @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

Vocalise Etude en forme de habanera by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

from Arie de Stile Antico (Arias in the old style) by Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)
Vaghissima sembianza (Very charming image)
No, non mi guardate (No, don’t look at me)
O del mio amato ben perduto incanto! (O lost enchantment of my dearly beloved!)
Amorosi miei giorni (My amorous days)
Ah, mai non cessate (Ah, never cease)
Dormendo stai (You are sleeping)

Villanelle by Eva Dell-acqua(1856-1930)

Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Recorder sonata by Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

Nov
2
Sat
“Morning, Noon and Night” Song & Piano Recital @ Frye Art Museum
Nov 2 @ 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:

Dawn by Dario Marianelli (b. 1963)
A Hermit Thrush at Morn, op. 92 no. 2 by Amy Beach (1867-1944)

At Dawning (I Love You), op. 29 no. 1 by Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)
London’s Summer Morning by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
Early in the Morning by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Toothbrush Time by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Noon by John Field (1782-1837)

Silent Noon by R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Even by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
O Boundless, Boundless Evening by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Au crépuscule (Twilight), op. 111 by Melanie Bonis (1858-1937)
Nocturne in G-sharp minor by Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
Nocturne (Homage to John Field) by Samuel Barber

At the Mid Hour of Night, arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Goodnight, My Someone by Meredith Wilson (1902-1984)

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

Nov
3
Sun
“Morning, Noon and Night” Song & Piano Recital @ West Seattle Library
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Dawn by Dario Marianelli (b. 1963)
A Hermit Thrush at Morn, op. 92 no. 2 by Amy Beach (1867-1944)

At Dawning (I Love You), op. 29 no. 1 by Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)
London’s Summer Morning by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
Early in the Morning by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Toothbrush Time by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Noon by John Field (1782-1837)

Silent Noon by R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Even by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
O Boundless, Boundless Evening by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Au crépuscule (Twilight), op. 111 by Melanie Bonis (1858-1937)
Nocturne in G-sharp minor by Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
Nocturne (Homage to John Field) by Samuel Barber

At the Mid Hour of Night, arr. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Goodnight, My Someone by Meredith Wilson (1902-1984)

Janet Anderson, piano

Katie Hochman, soprano

Nov
13
Wed
Soprano Song Recital, Piano Solos by Ravel & Rameau @ Seattle Central Library
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm

Songs in English, Russian and Spanish. Program TBA

Susan Strick, soprano
Karin McCullough, piano

Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano solos TBD by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Maria Khavin, piano

Nov
14
Thu
An American in Paris: Piano Solos & Vocal Music by Gershwin & French composers, Oboe Recital @ Crossroads Community Center
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm

Six Pastiches by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)

Hornpipe
Romantic Song
Menuet
Comic Song
Waltz
Music Hall

French Suite by Alan Richardson (1904-1978)

Rendezvous
Les Peupliers
Passepied
Causerie
Les Moulins

Gail Perstein, oboe and Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

An American in Paris: Piano solos and vocal music by George Gershwin and French composers

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro (guest artist), baritone
Abigail Habegger, piano