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.
LMC Opera presents Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
A one-hour condensed version of Humperdinck’s Opera presented in English with costumes, some set pieces and props.
When Mother gets home, she sees that the children have been playing when they are supposed to have been working.
The children get lost in the forest and encounter various creatures.
The witch’s house is discovered. The children are captured by her magic.
The witch has been baked into gingerbread. The children celebrate. Their Mother finds them and takes them home!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Emily Riesser, soprano as Hansel
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Gretel
Katie Hochman, soprano as Mother
Ya-Li Lee, soprano as The Sandman/Dew Fairy
Meg Daly, soprano as The Witch
Abigail Habegger, piano
Regina Thomas, Direction
The Life and Works of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Music from Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Perichole, Orpheus in the Underworld and more.
Le Nozze di Figaro (select scenes) by W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)
LMC Opera presents scenes and arias in Italian with costumes and staging. Commentary and stage direction by Regina Thomas, LMC Opera Director. Exact program TBA
Susanna ~ Lin Chen, soprano
Figaro ~ Adam Sterling (guest artist), baritone
La Contessa Almaviva ~ Dora Barnes, soprano
Cherubino ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Barbarina ~ Kristen Swenson, soprano
Piano ~ TBA
Director ~ Regina Thomas
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