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.

Feb
10
Mon
Music for Mezzo-Soprano & String Ensemble @ University House, Wallingford
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm

French opera favorites, arr. Bryan Fiehler arranged for voice and string quartet (b. 1981)

“Habanera” from Carmen Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
“Vois sous l’archet frémissant” Jacques Offenbach from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1819–1880)
“Seguedille” from Carmen Georges Bizet
“Mon cœur s’ouvre á ta voix” Camille Saint-Saëns from Samson et Dalila (1835–1921)
“Je suis Lazuli” from l’Étoile Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

Selections from String Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven Op. 59, No. 2 (1770–1827) 

Allegro
Molto Adagio
Finale Presto

Candice Chin, violin
Robert Redman (guest artist), violin
Ryan May (guest artist), viola
Terry Cook, cello 

3 Old English Folk Songs arr. Rebecca Clarke arranged for voice & violin (1886–1979) 

  1. It was a lover and his lass
  2. Phillis on the new made hay
  3. The tailor and his mouse 

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

 

Feb
12
Wed
Special “Living Room” Concert: Songs for Mezzo-soprano & Violin, Duets for Two Violas @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm

***Concert today will take place in the Living Room instead of our usual location in the auditorium***

 

Three Old English Folk Songs arr. for voice & violin by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

1. It was a lover and his lass
2. Phillis on the new made hay
3. The tailor and his mouse

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Carl Siegemund Schönebeck, 3 concertante duos, op. 13

5 duos by Béla Bartók

Carolyn Wyman, viola
Brian Lew, viola

Mar
5
Thu
Songs by Gordon & Heggie, Music for Piano & Cello by Beethoven, Chopin and Klengel @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

Songs by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A Major, Op.69 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Allegro ma non troppo

Scherzo, Op.6 by Julius Klengel (1859-1933)

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Minju Kim, piano
Songlim Lee, (guest artist) cello

Mar
12
Thu
Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Sopraventi Wind ensemble plays Telemann & Locatelli @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Herbert Hughes 1882-1937
I know where I’m goin’
She Moved Through The Fair
I know my Love
Down by the Sally Gardens
The Garten Mother’s Lullaby

Celtic Selections for the Harp, Arranged by Susan Strick

A Wee Bird Cam by  William Glenn (1783 -1826)

Simple Gifts by  Joseph Brackett (1797-1882)

O Danny Boy by Fredric Weatherly (1848-1929)

 

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, Celtic Harp
Yuly Kopkin, piano

Trio Sonata 33 in D minor for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo  by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
  1. Andante
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
Sonata I Opus 5  by Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)

For Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo

  1. Andante
  2. Largo Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Vivace

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
Peter Klein (guest artist), bassoon
Thomas Bell (guest artist), piano

Mar
15
Sun
20th century art song and music for solo piano @ Mirabella
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm

Vocal Recital TBA

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Qiao Hexin, piano

 Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Vivace ma non troppo — Adagioespressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Qiao Hexin, piano

Mar
20
Fri
JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

A celebration of the Birth month of JS Bach featuring arias, ensembles and instrumental selections from his most beloved sacred cantatas. To be performed with voices and chamber ensemble.

Including work from The Wedding Cantata, The Hunting Cantata and The Coffee Cantata. Exact program and performers TBA

May
1
Fri
Beethoven violin sonata, Anne Frank, A Living Voice for voices and string quartet @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Beethoven sonata for violin and piano

Candice Chin and Emiko Hori, piano

Anne Frank: A Living Voice (Text from the Diary of Anne Frank) for Treble choir and String Quartet

  1. It is the Silence
  2. My Nerves
  3. Hanneli
  4. Sunshine and Cloudless
  5. My Work
  6. Peter
  7. Ideals and Hopes

Beth Ann Bonnecroy and Malya Muth, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Adrianna Hulscher and Lin Chen, violins
Yi Zhou, viola
Erika Pierson, cello

Click HERE to go to the composers website for more information about this work.

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