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.

Oct
9
Wed
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel @ Seattle Central Library
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Scene 1:

When Mother gets home, she sees that the children have been playing when they are supposed to have been working.

Scene 2:

The children get lost in the forest and encounter various creatures.

Scene 3:

The witch’s house is discovered. The children are captured by her magic.

Scene 4:

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

Dec
8
Sun
LMC Opera: Offenbach Bicentennial @ West Seattle Library
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

The Life and Works of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Music from Les Contes d’Hoffman, La Perichole, Orpheus in the Underworld and more.

 

Mar
15
Sun
LMC Opera presents Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (scenes) @ Mirabella
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm

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

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 Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief @ Crossroads Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm

LMC Opera presents

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

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia
Darrell J. Jordan as Bob
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, stage direction

May
15
Fri
LMC Opera: Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

LMC Opera presents

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

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia
Darrell J. Jordan as Bob
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, stage direction