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.

Dec
8
Sun
LMC Opera: Operetta from Around the World @ West Seattle Library
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

Britain – Gilbert and Sullivan

“I’m called little Buttercup” from HMS Pinafore
“If somebody there chanced to be” from Ruddigore
“The Moon and I” from The Mikado
“Were I thy bride from Yeoman of the Guard

America – Sigmund Romberg & Victor Herbert

“Will you Remember” from Maytime by Sigmund Romberg
“One Kiss” from New Moon
by Sigmund Romberg
“Art is Calling for Me”from The Enchantress by Victor Herbert

France – Jacques Offenbach

“Ah, quel diner “from La Perichole
“Belles Nuit” (Barcarolle)from Les Contes d’Hoffman

Vienna – Franz Lehar and Otto Nicolai

“Einer wird kommen” from Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehar
“Dein ist mein ganzes herz” from Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehar
Opening duet from Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai

Regina Thomas and Katie Hochman, sopranos
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

 

Dec
15
Sun
Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano Duets by Brahms, Schumann & Mendelssohn, Scenes from Suor Angelica @ Mirabella
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm

Scene for the Principessa and Suor Angelica from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini

Sister Angelica, a Florentine noblewoman, has been compelled by her family to take the veil, following the birth of her child out of wedlock, and for seven years has in vain been waiting to hear news from her friends and family. Finally, she receives a visit from her aunt, the dowager princess and the news is devastating.

Lori Williams, soprano as Suor Angelica
Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano as La zia Principessa
Joan Lundquist, piano

Duets by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Weg der Liebe, Erster Teil (Love’s way, first part)
Weg der Liebe, Zweiter Teil (Love’s way, second part)

Duets by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Herbstlied (Autumn Song)
An den Abendstern (To the Evening Star)
Ländliches Lied (Country Song)

Duets by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Grüß (Greetings)
Herbstlied (Autumn Song)
Ich wollt’, meine Lieb’ (I want, my dear)

Susan Strick, soprano
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Apr
26
Sun
Scenes & Arias by Verdi & Rossini, Trios for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano @ Mirabella
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm

Arias and scenes by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) TBA

Arias and scenes by Giuseppe Verdi  (1813-1901) TBA

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro, baritone
Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Program of trios for oboe, bassoon and piano TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano

 

May
14
Thu
LMC Opera presents scenes from Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief @ Crossroads Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm

The Old Maid and the Thief, select scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Scene 1: “Good day, Miss Todd”
Scene 4 “Miss, Todd! Miss Todd! … Isn’t the weather awful?… Life is just a broken promise.”
Scene 5 “Is he still upstairs? Yes, he’s getting dressed.”
Scene 6 “Steel me, sweet thief for time’s flight is steeling my youth”
Scene 7 “Miss Todd… Keep all the doors locked, keep all the windows closed.”
Scene 9 – Miss, todd, miss todd! Don’t shout that way!”
Scene 10 “Look to your left, look to your right. Nobody in sight.”
Scene 11 “Miss Todd, have you heard? Have you read?”
Scene 14 “Laetitia, where are you?”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd, the “Old Maid”
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton, her spinster neighbor
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia, Miss Todd’s maid
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, Direction and Narration

May
15
Fri
LMC Opera: Mozart, Menotti and the Clever Servant @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

**The Old Maid and the Thief, select scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Scene 1: “Good day, Miss Todd”
Scene 4 “Miss, Todd! Miss Todd! … Isn’t the weather awful?… Life is just a broken promise.”
Scene 5 “Is he still upstairs? Yes, he’s getting dressed.”
Scene 6 “Steel me, sweet thief for time’s flight is steeling my youth”
Scene 7 “Miss Todd… Keep all the doors locked, keep all the windows closed.”
Scene 9 – Miss, todd, miss todd! Don’t shout that way!”
Scene 10 “Look to your left, look to your right. Nobody in sight.”
Scene 11 “Miss Todd, have you heard? Have you read?”
Scene 14 “Laetitia, where are you?”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd, the “Old Maid”
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton, her spinster neighbor
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia, Miss Todd’s maid
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, Direction and Narration

INTERMISSION

**Le Nozze di Figaro (select scenes) by W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Act I
“Se a caso madama la notte ti chiama ” (If the mistress has reason in the night to call to you)
“Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso” (You won’t go any more, amorous butterfly)
Act II
“Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro” (O love, give me some restorative)
“Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor” (You, who know what love is)
“Venite, inginocchiatevi, Restate fermo lì” (Come, kneel down, Stay still there)
Act III
“E Susanna non vien!…Dove sono i bei momenti” (Susanna hasn’t arrived!… Where have the beautiful moments gone”
“Sull’aria… Che soave zeffiretto” (On the breeze…What a gentle little Zephyr)
Act IV
“Tutto è disposto…Aprite un po’quegli occhi uomini incauti e sciocchi,” (Everything is set…Open your
“Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar” (The moment finally arrives…Oh, come, don’t be late)
“Piu dolcile sono…” (More sweetly happy am I)

Susanna ~ Lin Chen, soprano
Figaro ~ Adam Sterling (guest artist), baritone
La Contessa Almaviva ~ Dora Barnes, soprano
Cherubino ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Piano ~ Joan Lundquist
Director & Narration ~ Regina Thomas

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM WITH A LONGER RUN TIME OF APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES