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
3
Thu
Piano Solos by Beethoven and Liszt, Romantic Era Music for Cello and Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm

Piano Sonata No.17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “The Tempest” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto

Zwei Konzertetüden (Two Concert Studies), S. 145 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

  1. Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs)
  2.  Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

Minju Kim, piano

Sonata in G Minor, RV 42 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  1. Preludio-Largo
  2. Allemanda-Andante
  3.  Sarabanda-Largo
  4. Gigue-Allegro

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 by Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Chang-Center, piano

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

 

Jan
2
Thu
Songs by Wolf & Menotti, Music for Cello & Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Hugo Wolf (13 March 1860 – 22 February 1903)

Songs by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

Erika Pierson, cello
Annie Center, piano

Jan
19
Sun
Music for Mezzo-soprano with Strings @ Mirabella
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm

Songs and arias arranged for mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble of strings. Program TBA

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
other instrumentalists, TBA

Feb
10
Mon
Music for Mezzo-Soprano & String Ensemble @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm

Music for mezzo-soprano and string ensemble, Program TBA

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

Candice Chin, violin

Other players, TBA

Mar
5
Thu
Songs by Gordon & Heggie, Music for Piano & Cello @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

Songs by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

Minju Kim, piano
Songlim Lee, (guest artist) cello

Mar
8
Sun
Song Recital, Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by Beethoven & O’Keefe @ West Seattle Library
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

Song Recital Program TBA

Lin Chen, soprano

Clarinet, cello & piano trio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Clarinet, cello & piano trio by Patrick O’Keefe

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, clarinet
Erika Pierson, cello
Karin McCullough, piano

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

Piano solos TBA by W.A. Mozart

Piano solos TBA by Claude Debussy

Emiko Hori, piano

Trio for violin, cello and piano by Franz Schubert or Johannes Brahms TBD

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