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.

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

Partita in C Minor, according to BWV 1013
I. Allemande
II. Corrente
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree Anglaise

Sabine Endrigkeit, recorder

F minor Prelude and Fugue from Well Tempered Clavier, book 2

Katie O’Rourke, piano

“Gerechter Gott, ach, rechnest du”(Righteous God, ah, do you judge?) from BWV 89 Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim (What shall I make of you, Ephraim?)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

“Ich will auf den Herren schaun” (I will look upon the Lord) from BWV 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (Who only lets dear God rule)

Kristen Swenson, soprano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

Italian Piano Concerto in F Major, BWV 971 (1735)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

Karin McCullough, piano

Flute sonata, BWV1031

  1. Allegro moderato (in E♭ major)
  2. Siciliano (in G minor)
  3. Allegro (in E♭ major)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Abigail Habegger, piano

Sonata for violin and piano in E major, BWV 1016

  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio ma non tanto
  4. Allegro

Adrianna Hulscher, violin and Karin McCullough, piano

“Schafe können sicher weiden” (sheep may safely graze) from Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 “The Hunting Cantata”

Susan Strick, soprano
Jill Carlsen, flauto dolce
Sabine Endrigkeit, flauto dolce
Karin McCullough, piano




Deità Silvane by Respighi, Cello music by Beethoven and Schumann @ Seattle Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm

Deità Silvane (Woodland Deities) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

  1. I Fauni (The fauns)
  2. Musica in horto (Garden music)
  3. Egle (Aegle*)
  4. Acqua (Water)
  5. Crepuscolo (Twilight)

*From Greek mythology: Daughter of the Sun

Lesley Chapin, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano

Music for cello and piano

Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 5, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Adagio Sostenuto/Allegro Molto

Fantasiestücke by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Center, piano

Longing and Homecoming, songs for soprano, music for piano 4 hands @ Frye Art Museum
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

Longing and Homecoming

I have Dreamt from Wuthering Heights by Bernard Herrmann 1911-1975

Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen – Clara Schumann 1819-1896

Warum sind denn die Rosen – Fanny Hensel 1805-1847

In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini 1858-1924

Au pays où se fait la guerre – Henri Duparc 1848-1933

Ne poy, krasavitsa Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943

Dich, teure Halle from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner 1813-1883

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Music for piano 4 hands

“Pas de deux” from Souvenirs Ballet Suite, Opus 28, No. 3 by Samuel Barber
Petite Suite by Claude Debussy
-En bateau (Boating)
Selections from Dolly, Opus 56, by Gabriel Faure’
1. Berceuse
2. Mi-a-ou
4. Kitty-Valse
6. Pas Espagnol

Karin McCullough and Lucy Wenger, four hands piano

Piano solos by Brahms, Tchaikovsky & Chopin, Mexican & South American Folk Song, Jewish-Spanish Songs @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata No 3 in F-minor, Op.5, no.2 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Andante Espressivo

Valse Sentimentale Op.51, no.6 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Scherzo no.2 in B- Flat minor Op.31 by Frederic Chopin ( 1810-1849)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Folk Songs from Mexico and South America, with piano accompaniments by Edward Kilenyi

El Galan Incognito (The Incognito Galant)
La Seña (The Signal)
Encanatora Maria (Maria Dear)
La Calle de la Paloma (The Street called Dove Street)
Os Tormentos de Amor (The Torments of Love)
Mi Sueño (My Dream)

Malya Muth, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Jewish-Spanish Song Cycle by Daniel Akiva

La serena
Durme, durme
Como la rosa
Ya vie el cativo
Durme hermozo hijico
Ya abaxa la novia

Malya Muth, soprano and Hilary Field, guitar

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

Elegie by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Violons dan le soir (violins in the night) by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” (Lullaby) from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard (1849-1895)

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Chanson de matin (Song of the morning), Op. 15, No. 2 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Salut d’amour (Love’s greeting), Op. 12 by Edward Elgar

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Edward Elgar

Romance & Pastorale by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

Lin Chen, soprano and violin
Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Rachmaninoff and Debussy piano music, Sondheim show tunes @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

“Clair de Lune” from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, Opus 36 (1931 version) by  Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
I. Allegro agitato – meno mosso
II. Non allegro – lento – piu mosso
III. Allegro molto – poco meno mosso – presto

Joyce Gibb, piano

Songs by Stephen Sondheim (B. 1930)

“No One is Alone” from Into the Woods
“On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods
“Green Finch and Linet Bird” from Sweeney Todd
“Loving You” from Passion
“Losing My Mind” from Follies
“Marry me a little” from Marry me a little
“I remember” from Evening Primrose
“Take me to the world” from Evening Primrose

Lin Chen, soprano
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

NW Composers Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Keeping Afloat by Heidi Fivash (b. 1984)

Emiko Hori, piano

Sea Change by Sarah Mattox (b. 1974)
1. Becoming Atlantis
2. I Wonder How an Island Feels
3. Reflection
4. Manhattan (is no island)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin and Emiko Hori, Piano

March into Spring by Garrett Fisher (b. 1970)
1. Late Spring: Noon
2. Late Winter: Dawn
3. Spring Equinox: Night

Erika Pierson, cello and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Song of Myself, 3 movement cycle on texts by Walt Whitman by Karen P. Thomas (b. 1957)
1. Song of Myself
2. Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth
3. These are really the thoughts of all

Regina Thomas, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Four Love Sonnets on texts from Cien sonetos de amor  (100 Love Sonnets) by Pablo Neruda by Jeffrey Moidel
2. and now you’re mine
4. When I die…

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and Jeffrey Moidel, piano


Radiant Light by Matthew James Briggs (b. 1977)

Candice Chin, violin
Yi Zhou, viola and Erika Pierson, cello

Apparitions: Six Nocturnes on poems by Walt Whitman for Soprano, Violin, B-flat Clarinet, and Piano by John Muehleisen (b. 1955)
1. Twilight
2. After the Dazzle of Day
3. Apparitions
4. Look Down Fair Moon
5. As If a Phantom Carress’d Me
6. A Clear Midnight

Katie Hochman, soprano
Julie Shankland, clarinet
Candice Chin, violin and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Alex Shapiro (b. 1964)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Vivace

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Candice Chin, violin and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

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

Five Companions by Katie O’Rourke (b. 1986)
1. Yancy
2. Cooper
3. Dodo
4. Tosca
5. Jack


Katie O’Rourke, piano

Walk with Me by Kathy Roberts (b. 1955)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano and Minju Kim, piano

Hidden by Kathy Roberts

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano and Minju Kim, piano

Timeless by Kathy Roberts

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Rosemary Bell, percussion and Minju Kim, piano

Contemporary Ephesus by Kathy Roberts

Molly Tomlinson, soprano  and Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Minju Kim, piano

Sudoku over Breakfast: 3 Cereal Pieces for Piano and Toy Piano by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)
1. Table for Three
2. Big Sister, Little Sister
3. Western States Pictorial
Crossing Parallel Lines

Katie O’Rourke, piano and Nicole Truesdell, toy piano

To Solve a Problem by Sarah Conyers (b. 1939)

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, Jessica Hild (guest artist) and Louis Putsche (guest artist), clarinets

Another Hand (words by Marie Sanders Cates) by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
1. Lost Child
2. Another Hand
3. Wanderlust

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

Brahms piano trio no 2, selections, The merry month of May, songs for soprano @ Seattle Art Museum
May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Piano Trio No. 2, B major, Op 8 by Johannes Brahms
III. Adagio non troppo — Allegro — Tempo primo
I. Allegro con moto — Tempo un poco più Moderato — Schnell

Ann Rackl, violin
Lawrence Chu, (guest artist) cello
Selina Chu, piano

Einem Bach, der fließt/Holde Frühlingszeit (A brook that flows/Lovely springtime) by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), text: L. Hensel
Wiegenlied (Cradle song) by  Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800), text: Friederike Brun (1765-1835)
Frühlingslied (Spring song) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), text: Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748-1776)
Erstes Grün (First Green) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Justinus Kerner (1786-1862)
Frühlingsnacht (Spring night) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Joseph v. Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Jasminenstrauch ( Jasmine ) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)
Die Stille (The quiet woman) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), text: Joseph v. Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Liebst Du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) by  Clara Schumann (1819-1896), text: Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866)
Sie liebten sich beide (They loved each other) by Clara Schumann (1819-1896), text: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Das Veilchen ( The violet) by Clara Schumann (1819-1896), text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Draußen in Sievering from Die Tänzerin Fanny Elßler (Out in Sievering from Fanny Eissler, the dancer) by Johann Strauß (1825-1899)/Oskar Stalla, text: Hans Adler (1880-1957)

Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Solo recitals for soprano and piano @ Frye Art Museum
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Recital TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Recital TBA

Nicole Kim, piano