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.

Apr
27
Sat
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

Intermission

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

May
2
Thu
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

May
12
Sun
Songs by Bellini & Rossini, Brahms piano trio No. 2 selections @ West Seattle Library
May 12 @ 3:00 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

Sei Ariette da camera (Six little salon arias) by Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835)

Malinconia, ninfa gentile (Melancholy, gentle nymph)
Vanne, o rosa fortunata (Go, o fortunate rose)
Bella Nice, che d’amore (Beautiful, Nice, which I love)
Almen se non poss’io (At least, if I am not able)
Per pieta, bel’idol mio (Have mercy, beloved)
Ma rendi pur contento (Only to make her happy)

La Regata Veneziana: Three songs in the Venetian dialect by Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Anzoleta avanti la regata (Anzoletta before the regatta)
Anzoleta co passa la regata (Anzoletta during the regatta)
Anzoleta dopo la regata (Anzoletta after the regatta)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano and TBA, piano