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.

Nov
18
Sun
In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ Mirabella
Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm

Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Violons dan le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” by Charles Ives (1874-1954)

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst

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

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
6
Thu
Flute, oboe, bassoon trios by Cambini and Telemann, Barber’s Despite and Still @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Trio op. 45 Nr. 1 by Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Rondo, Allegretto bruioso

Triosonate in E minor by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Affettuoso
Allegro
Grave
Allegro

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon

Despite and Still, Opus 41 by Samuel Barber  (1910 – 1981)

  1. A Last Song (Robert Graves)
  2. My Lizard (Theodore Roethke)
  3. In the Wilderness (Robert Graves)
  4. Solitary Hotel (James Joyce, Ulysses)
  5. Despite and Still (Robert Graves)

“A Simple Song” from Mass by Leonard Bernstein

“One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man”  from Wonderful Town (Betty Comden/Adolph Green) (1918 – 1990)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
8
Sat
Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op 39, music for cello and piano, by Haydn, Bloch, Debussy & Chopin @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Liederkreis Op. 39 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

  1. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)Moonlit night
  2. Intermezzo (Intermezzo)
  3. Waldesgespräch (Conversation in the forest)
  4. Die Stille (The quiet woman)
  5. Mondnacht (Moonlit night)
  6. Schöne Fremde (Beautiful foreign land)
  7. Auf einer Burg (In a castle)
  8. In der Fremde (In foreign parts)
  9. Wehmut (Melancholy)
  10. Zwielicht (Twilight)
  11. Im Walde (In the woods)
  12. Frühlingsnacht (Spring night)

Regina Thomas, soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

Divertimento, transcribed by Gregor Piatigorsky, Adagio and Menuet by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Movement One, Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prayer by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Dec
9
Sun
Copland’s Poems of Emily Dickinson, Late/Post Romantic piano music @ West Seattle Library
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
Emily Dickinson (Born on December 10, 1830)

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Settings by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

1. Nature, the Gentlest Mother
3. Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?
4. The World Feels Dusty
5. Heart, We Will Forget Him
6. Dear March, Come In!
7. Sleep is Supposed to Be
8. When They Come Back
9. I Felt a Funeral in My Brain
10. I’ve Heard an Organ Talk Sometimes
11. Going to Heaven!
12. The chariot

Lin Chen, soprano
Lucy Wenger, piano

Prelude from Suite Bergamasque (1890-1905) by Claude Debussy
Reverie (1890) by Debussy

Preludes, Opus 11 (1888) by Alexander Scriabin
No. 1 in C Major (Ondeggiante Carezzando)
No. 2 in a minor (Allegretto)
No. 4 in e minor (Lento)
Etude in C sharp minor (Andante), Op. 2, No. 1 (1887) by Scriabin

Piano Pieces, Op. 118 (1893) by Johannes Brahms
No. 1: Intermezzo (Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato)
No. 2: Intermezzo (Andante teneramente)
No. 5: Romance (Andante

Karin McCullough, piano

Dec
12
Wed
Christmas Through the Times: music for soprano, keyboard and guitar @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm

This special concert will be performed in the Library’s “Mixing Chamber” on the 5th floor of the Central Branch while the auditorium is under construction.

Ding Dong! Merrily on High, French Carol, Arr. Louis Harris
Excerpts from Messiah by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

  • There were shepherds abiding in the fields
  • And lo, the angel of the Lord
  • And the angel said unto them
  • And suddenly there was with the angel
  • Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  • Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
  • He shall feed his flock like a shepherd

Still, Still, Still, Salzburg melody c.1819
Joseph, Dearest, Joseph Mine, 14th Century German
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, 16th century German
Silent Night by Franz Gruber (1787-1863), Arr. Richard Walters
The Virgin’s Slumber Song by Max Reger (1873-1916)
Holy Infant Lullaby by Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)
A Christmas Carol
In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella, 17th Century Provençal Carol, Arr. Richard Walters
Some Children See Him by Alfred Burt (1920-1954)

Coplillas de Belen by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Pastorcito Santo
Carol of the Birds by  John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)
I wonder as I wander
Cradle Song by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Come Sing and Dance by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

LMC’s 2016 Shakespeare at the Opera concert in the Mixing Chamber.

Julie Finch Robé, soprano
Carol Hartoon, piano
Rolf Robé (guest artist), classical guitar

Dec
16
Sun
LMC Historic Composers @ Mirabella
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm

LMC Composers Concert, pre-1950
with historical notes by Whitney Henderson, LMC Archivist

Patriotic Pieces

America’s Rally Song by Kate Gilmore Black (ca.1867/8 -1959)
Camp Lewis March by Kate Gilmore Black (ca.1867/8-1959)
I’m going to Vote, John by Mary Carr Moore (1873-1957)

Character Suites for Piano

Tales from Oz by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)
Miniatures in Chinese Colors by Lillian Miller (1876-1935)
Blue Iris by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)

Songs of Love

Tranquility by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)
My Love And I by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)
Night of Romance by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)
Selections from The Alaskan, an opera by Harry Girard (dates unknown)

Songs of Time and Season

I Heard A Lark Sing by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)
Midsummer by Amy Worth (1888-1967)
Summer Afternoon by Amy Worth (1888-1967)
Twilight by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)
Winter by Mary Carr Moore (1873-1957)
Rude Wind, Cruel Sea by Katherine A. Glen (1874-1938)

Holiday Pieces

Lo, We Shall See the Veil Withdrawn by Mary Carr Moore (1873-1957)
Like Frosted Snow The Sheep Lay There by Amy Worth (1888-1967)
The Shepherd by Amy Worth (1888-1967)
A Christmas Lullaby by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)
Winds Through The Olive Trees by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)
That First, Best Christmas Night by Irene Rodgers (ca.1891-1955)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Ryan O’Mealey (guest artist), baritone
Bryan Fiehler (guest artist), tenor
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello
Maria Khavin, piano
Whitney Henderson, lecturer

Jan
3
Thu
Art of the Piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm

Featuring a number of the club’s talented pianists this program will link with the SAM exhibit:

PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JODHPUR, INDIA

 

Programming details TBA.

Jan
10
Thu
Music by JS Bach for solo violin and keyboard @ Crossroads Community Center
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm

Music by JS Bach

violin solo TBA

Selections from French Suite No. 1 in d minor, BWV 812 by JS Bach (1722)
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
VI. Gigue

Violin/Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016 by JS Bach (1720-1723)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio ma non tanto
IV. Allegro

violin solo TBA

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

Adriana Hulscher, violin
Karin McCullough, piano

Jan
13
Sun
La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc @ West Seattle Library
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm

La voix humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

a forty-minute, one-act opera
Arranged for soprano and piano

Synopsis: a woman’s last conversation with the lover who has left her for another.

Emily Riesser, soprano
TBA, piano

Jan
26
Sat
Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration @ Music Center of the Northwest
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration

Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)

A brilliant concert pianist and talented composer in her own right, Clara also inspired such master composers as Robert Schuman, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. Explore the life and works of Clara Schumann as well the work of her contemporaries influenced by her teaching, editing and opinions. Various artists with a mini-lecture and reception to follow.

3 Romances, Op.22 (transcribed for clarinet and piano) by Clara Schumann

Robert Wingert (guest artist), clarinet
Valentina Rodov, piano

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann

Jennifer Li, piano

Liebst Du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) by Clara Schumann
Sie liebten sich beide (They once loved each other)
Das Veilchen (The violet)
Was weinst du, Blümlein (Why do you weep, dear blossom)

Christine Menschner, soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

Clara and Robert Schumann

“Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton” ( To perform fantastically and passionately; In legend sound from fantasy) from Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann

Nicole Kim, piano

Lorelei by Clara Schumann
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (He came in storm and rain)
Mein Stern (My star)
Ihr Bildnes (Her portrait)

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

 

Andante Espressivo from Sonata No. 3 in F-minor, Op. 5, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms

This movement begins with a poem by Otto Inkermann under the pseudonym C.O. Sternau
Der Abend dämmert, das Mondlicht scheint (Through evening’s shade, the pale moon gleams)
Da sind zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint (while rapt in love’s ecstatic dreams)
Und halten sich selig umfangen Sternau (Two hearts are fondly beating)

Valentina Rodov, piano

“Mondnacht” (Moonlit night) from Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
“Schöne Fremde”(Beauteous foreign land) from Liederkreis, Op. 39

Regina Thomas, soprano and Jennifer Li, piano

Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17, selections by Clara Schumann

Angie Kam, violin
Erika Pierson, cello
Abigail Habegger, piano