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
9
Wed
LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

“A l’hotel Translyvanie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson, Regina Thomas and Janene Nelson

“Je suis encour tout etourdie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson as Manon

“Va! laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther by Jules Massenet

Janene Nelson as Charlotte

“Salut, splendeur du jour” (Brunehild’s awakening) from Sigurd by Reyer

Gwen Trussler as Brunehild

“D’amour l’ardente flame” from La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz

Diane Althaus as Marguerite

“Je veux vivre” from Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod

Molly Tomlinson as Juliette

“Ah! Quell diner” (grisette) from La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach

Janene Nelson as Perichole

“j’en prendrai un, deux, trois” from Pomme d’api by Jacques Offenbach

Molly Tomlinson as Catherine (Pomme d’api)

“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Diane Althaus as Giulietta and Gwen Trussler as Nicklausse

Abigail Habegger, piano

Regina Thomas, Stage Direction and Commentary

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

Feb
10
Sun
LMC Opera: Scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

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

with commentary by LMC Opera Director, Regina Thomas

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)

No. 4 O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! (O tremble not, my dear son.)

No. 5  Hm! Hm! Hm! (Quintet )

No. 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (In men, who feel love)

No. 12 Wie, wie wie? (Who, who, who?) quintet

No. 14 Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Hells Revenge cooks in my heart)

No. 17 Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Ah, I feel it, it has disappeared)

Finale Heil sei euch geweihten! (Hail to you who are consecrated!)

Feb
23
Sat
Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine & Spanish Song recital @ Music Center of the Northwest
Feb 23 @ 7:00 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

INTERMISSION

Spanish music by Rodrigo, Luna, Granados, Serrano, Montsalvatge, and Mompou

Diane Althaus, soprano
TBA, piano
TBA, cello

Mar
14
Thu
LMC Opera: The Beauty of Bel Canto @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

Music by Spontini, Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini

Performed with semi-stage with costumes

Katie Hochman, Clarice Alfonso and Lori Williams, sopranos

Katie Stevenson and Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-sopranos

Janene Nelson, direction and narration

Joan Lundquist, piano

May
19
Sun
LMC Opera: Europe in the 20th Century @ Mirabella
May 19 @ 3:30 pm

Opera Scenes and arias performed with staging and costumes

Music by Ravel, Britten, Strauss and others.

Regina Thomas, stage direction and commentary