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.

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

 

Feb
2
Sat
Clara Schumann: Virtuoso, Composer and Inspiration @ Frye Art Museum
Feb 2 @ 2:00 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.

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

Abegg Variations, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann

Jennifer Li, 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

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

Clara and Robert Schumann

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

Feb
7
Thu
Piano solos by Debussy and Rachmaninoff, Songs of Love and Romance @ Seattle Art Museum
Feb 7 @ 12:00 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 of Love and Romance
O del mio dolce ardor by Christoph Willibard Gluck 1714-1784
Meine liebe ist grün by Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Von ewiger liebe  by Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Liebst du um schoenheit by Gustav Mahler 1860-1911
Love went a riding  by Frank Bridge 1879-1941
Heart, we will forget him by Aaron Copland 1900-1908
Du ar min Afrodite by Gunnar de Frumerie 1908-1987
When my soul touches yours by Leonard Bernstein 1918-1990
Tell me the truth about love by Benjamin Britten 1913-1976

Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Feb
10
Sun
LMC Opera: Mozart Masterpieces @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

No. 1 Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe! sonst bin ich verloren (Help, Help or I am lost!)
No. 2 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher I am indeed)
No. 3 “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”  (This likeness is enchantingly lovely)

Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

“Deh vieni alla finestra” (come to the window)
“La ci darem la mano” (take my hand)
“Deh, fuggi il traditor” (flee from the treacherous one)

Così fan tutte (Women are like that), select scenes

From Act I
No. 2 “Al fato dan legge quegli occhi” (To fate he leaves in those eyes)
No. 4 “Ah, guarda sorella” (Ah, look sister)
No. 11 “Ah, scostati…Smanie implacabili” (Ah, leave me….Implacable restlessness)
No. 14 “Temerari…Come scoglio” (Audacious ones…Like a rock)
From Act II
No. 23 “Il core vi dono” (My heart I give you)
No. 24 “Ah lo veggio quell’anima bella” (Ah I see that beautiful soul)
Finale

Meg Daly and Emily Riesser, sopranos
Jesse Nordstrom (guest artist), tenor
Darrell J. Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Joan Lundquist, piano
Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary

Feb
13
Wed
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7, Songs by Rachmaninoff @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Sonata 7, Opus 30 No 2 in c minor Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Scherzo– allegro
  4. Finale– allegro

Selina Chu, piano Ann Rackl, violin

Songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

I Wait for Thee Op. 14, No. 1
Do Not Grieve Op. 14, No. 8
Spring Waters Op. 14 No. 11

Twilight Op. 21, No. 3
Lilacs Op. 21, No. 5
Fragment from A. Musset Op. 21, No. 6

Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14

Dora Barnes, soprano
Abigail Habegger, piano

Feb
18
Mon
Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 10, Chopin’s “Étude on the Bombardment of Warsaw”, German song recital for soprano and piano @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Piano Sonata No. 10,  K. 330, C Major W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Allegretto

Étude Op. 10, No. 12 (“Revolutionary”) by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
(Also known as the “Étude on the Bombardment of Warsaw” written circa 1831, and dedicated “à son ami Franz Liszt” (“to his friend Franz Liszt”)

Emiko Hori, piano

6 Lieder, Op. 1 by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)

  1. Schwanenlied
  2. Wanderlied
  3. Warum Sind Denn Die Rosen So Blass
  4. Mayenlied
  5. Morgenständchen
  6. Gondellied

“Vilja” from Die Lustige Witwe (the Merry Widow) by Franz Lehár (1870 – 1948)
“Ach, ich fühl¹s” from Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Cori Belle, piano

Feb
23
Sat
The Human Voice by Poulenc, Spanish songs for soprano, cello and piano @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine)

Opera in One Act, presented in English

Based on the play by Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Music 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
Joan Lundquist, piano

INTERMISSION

“De los alamos vengo, madre” (I have been by the poplars, mother) by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Two Songs from the Canciones Amatorias (Love songs) Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
1. Mañanica era (Mañanica was)
2. Llorad, corazon (Weep, heart)
“Danza Española #5” by Enrique Granados
“Adela” by Joaquin Rodrigo
“Solo las flores” (Only the flowers) from Combat del Somni by Frederico Mompou (1893-1987)
“D’España vengo” (From Spain I come) from El Niño Judio by Pablo Luna (1879-1942)
“El cant dels ocells” (The song of the birds) traditional, arr. by Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)
“Cancion al arbol del olvido” (Song of the tree of oblivion) by Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
“Qué te importa que no vengo?” (What do you care that I do not come?) from Los Claveles by José Serrano

Diane Althaus, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Erika Pierson, cello

Mar
2
Sat
Songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano, Solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Zwei Gesänge für eine Altstimme mit Bratsche und Klavier, Opus 91 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Gestillte Sehnsucht (Longing at rest)
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred lullaby)

Three Songs for Medium Voice, Viola and Piano by Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Far, far from each other
Where is it that our soul doth go?
Music when soft voices die

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Joan Lundquist, piano

piano recital TBA

Geisa Dutra, piano

Mar
7
Thu
Music for violin and piano by Kulesha, Elsner and Hindemith @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm

Dance by Gary Kulesha (b. 1954)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Minor, Op. 10 No. 1 by Jozef Elsner (1769-1854)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo Allegretto

Sonata for Violin and Piano by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
I. Lebhaft
II. Langsam
III. Ruhig Bewegt

Angie Kam, violin and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Mar
10
Sun
Music for Oboe and piano by Koechlin, Widor and Gossens, Bach keyboard music @ West Seattle Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

From Fourteen Pieces, Op. 179 Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)
Andante
Allegretto

From Three Pieces for oboe and piano, ACC.1670 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Pavane
Pastorale

Concerto in 1 movement for oboe and orchestra, Op. 45 Eugene Gossens (1893-1962)

Sharon Jung, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

Keyboard music by J.S. Bach

Prelude in E flat Major, BWV 552 “Italian” from The Well-Tempered Klavier
Fugue in d sharp minor, BWV 853 from The Well-Tempered Klavier
Goldberg Variations, BWV 998 selections
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto

Karin McCullough, piano