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.

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.

Gretel: Clarice Alfonso
Hansel: Emily Riesser
Mother: Katie Hochman
Witch: Meg Daly
Dew Fairy/Sandman: TBA
Direction and Introductory remarks: Regina Thomas
Piano: Abigail Habegger

Oct
10
Thu
Irish, Scottish & Canadian Folk Songs, Unaccompanied Violin Solos @ Crossroads Community Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm

Folk song program TBA

Molly Tomlinson, soprano

Unaccompanied violin recital

Angie Kam, violin

Oct
14
Mon
Music for voice, flute and piano by Contemporary Korean composers @ University House, Wallingford
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Eun Hee Cho, flute

Ki-Jung Jun, soprano

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

Duo for violin and viola, K. 423 by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondeau.Allegro

Duo for violin and viola, K. 424 by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Adagio-Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Tema con variazioni

Candice Chin, violin and TBA, viola

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
Art songs and piano music @ 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:

“A Day of Music”
Art Songs and piano solos taking the listener from morning to evening

Music by Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Melanie Bonis, John Duke and John Field.

Katie Hochman, soprano, Janet Anderson, piano

Nov
3
Sun
“A Day of Music” Art Song & piano solos referring to different times of day. @ West Seattle Library
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

“A Day of Music” Art Songs and piano solos taking the listener from morning to evening featuring music by Barber, Beach, Bonis, Duke and Field.

Program TBA

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

Recital program TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe

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