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.

Wolf’s Mörike Lieder, selections & Piano music by Rameau and Ravel @ Mirabella
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm
Hugo Wolf

Mörike Lieder, selections by Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

6. Er ist’s! (It is Spring)
7. Das verlassene Mägdlein (The Forsaken Maiden)
8. Begegnung (Encounter)
9. Nimmersatte Liebe (Insatiable Love)

12. Verborgenheit (Solitude)
16. Elfenlied (Song of the Elves)
19. Um Mitternacht (At Midnight)

23. Auf ein altes Bild (To an old Painting)
25. Schlafendes Jesuskind (Sleeping baby Jesus)
28. Gebet (Prayer)
29. An den Schlaf (To Sleep)

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Asta Vaicekonis, piano


Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Modéré (moderate)
  2. Mouvement de menuet (Minuet tempo)
  3. Animé (animated)

From Pieces de Clavecin by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

-L’Egyptienne ( The Egyptian)
-Le Rappel des Oiseaux (The gathering of the Birds)
-La Poule (The Hen)

Maria Khavin, piano

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


Heggie’s On the Road to Christmas, Trios for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon @ Seattle Central Library
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm

On the Road to Christmas, song cycle by Jake Heggie

Prologue: The Night Is Freezing Fast
1. The Car Ride to Christmas
2. Good King Merrily on High
3. I Wonder as I Wander
4. The Road to Bethlehem
5. And Then the Setting Sun
6. Christmas Time of Year

“This Journey” from Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally


Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Three Dialogues For Clarinet and Bassoon by Oisten Sommerfeldt

I. Strolling Dialogue
II. Thoughtful Dialogue
III. Jovial Dialogue

Eric Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Julie Shankland, clarinet

Century Dances by Cecilia McDowall

1. Allemande-German Dance
2. Minuet-Ghost Dance
3. Mazurka-Polish Dance
4.Tango-Argentine Dance
5. Last Dance

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland (guest artist), bassoon
Julie Shankland, clarinet

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

Vocal music by Handel and Rebecca Clarke, Piano duets by Mozart, Schumann and Karp @ Seattle Central Library
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm

Selections from Hercules, HWV 60 by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
“Cease, ruler of the day, to rise”
“Where shall I fly?”

Songs by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Down by the Salley Gardens
June Twilight
The Seal Man

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Sonata KV 521 1st movement (Allegro) by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Variations on a Theme Op. 23 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Dallas Tango by David Karp (b. 1986)

Risa Jun, piano
Dr. Yelena Balabanova (guest artist), piano

Music for Mezzo-soprano with Strings @ Mirabella
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm

Pieces for mezzo soprano and string quartet.


Pieces for voice and violin.


Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

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



The Weeknighters String Quartet (Candice Chin, Terry Cook, and guests Robert Redman and Ryan May)



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

Pieces for mezzo soprano and string quartet.


Pieces for voice and violin.


Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Selections from String Quartet K387 in G Major, by W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)


The Weeknighters String Quartet (Candice Chin, Terry Cook, and guests Kate Neville and Ryan May)


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***


English folksongs for Voice/Violin by Rebecca Clarke, Edgar Girtain, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Program TBA

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

Songs by Gordon & Heggie, Music for Piano & Cello @ 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

Music for cello and piano, program TBA

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

Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Wind trios by Hadyn & Telemann @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Celtic folk song with harp

Program TBA

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano

Trio Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

London trio by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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