Public Concerts

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
4
Thu
Song recital for mezzo-soprano, Swiss, Russian and German music for cello and piano @ Seattle Art Museum
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm

Song recital for mezzo-soprano 

Aufenthalt (Dwelling) by Franz Schubert
“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by GF Handel

Korean mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee made her LMC debut in February 2018 and can be seen regularly performing as a member of the Seattle Opera chorus.

Vaga Luna, che inargenti (Beautiful moon, dappled with silver) by Vincenzo Bellini
O mio Fernando from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti

 

그리운 금강산 (Pining for Mt. GeumGan) by Choi, Yeongseop
(Mt. GeumGang is the most beautiful mountain in North Korea, located at right next of Military Demarcation Line, MDL with South Korea. It is the reason why Mt. Geumgang is so missed in this song.)
산 촌 (The Village in the Mountain) Cho, DooNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano and Glenda Williams (guest artist), piano

Music for cello and piano

Suite Italienne by Igor Stravinsky, Movement I, Introduzione
12 Variations on a theme from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Annie Center has performed as piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory.

Prayer by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Sonata by Dimitri Shostakovich(1906-1975)
II. Allegro

Erika Pierson, cello and Annie Chang-Center, piano

 

Nov
7
Wed
Recitals for mezzo-soprano and solo piano @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm

Aufenthalt (Dwelling) by Franz Schubert
“Ombra mai fu di vegetabile” (Never was the shade of any plant) from Serse by GF Handel

Vaga Luna, che inargenti (Beautiful moon, dappled with silver) by Vincenzo Bellini
O mio Fernando from La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti

그리운 금강산 (Pining for Mt. GeumGan) by Choi, Yeongseop
(Mt. GeumGang is the most beautiful mountain in North Korea, located at right next of Military Demarcation Line, MDL with South Korea. It is the reason why Mt. Geumgang is so missed in this song.)
산 촌 (The Village in the Mountain) Cho, DooNam (1912-1984)

YeonSoo Lee, mezzo-soprano and David McDade (guest artist), piano

Rhapsody Op. 79, No. 2 in g minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Toccata by Aram Khatchaturian (1903-1978)
Nocturne Op. 54, No. 4 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Bethany Pho, piano

A graduate of Kyung Hee University (Seoul), mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee also participated in stage director HoKeun Moon’s Opera Workshop Program (Seoul). She made several appearances on “Today’s Art Song” (KBS-TV, Seoul) and received the “Best Voice Award” from MBC-TV’s Korean Art Song Competition. South Korean roles include Rosette (Manon) with Kim-Cha-Kyung Opera, Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) with Seoul Metropolitan Opera and Flora (La Traviata) with International Opera. Concert work includes Alto solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and Beethoven’s C Major Mass with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. YeonSoo Lee has been a regular chorister with Seattle Opera since 2001, having performed in sixty-five productions. Solo appearances include Second Bridesmaid (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Seattle Opera and Alto soloist (Elijah) with Masterworks Choral Ensemble, WA. She is a favored performer within Seattle’s Korean American Community and has been a guest journalist for the Eumak Journal, a monthly classical music magazine in South Korea since 2014.

Bethany Pho, pianist, performed for recitals, weddings, special events and department stores throughout her school years. She holds a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Design Methods from Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduating college, she worked as an engineer/design researcher and played for special events when possible. Piano performance is her true passion and she continually seeks out opportunities to share her music skills. While working as an engineer at The Boeing Company she was inspired by the opportunity to compose music for trade show displays and provide guidance for advertising music. She is now a mother of two boys, revitalizing her music career after realizing how the pursuit of music adds a depth of understanding to every aspect of life.

 

Nov
18
Sun
In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ Mirabella
Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm

Violin solo TBA

“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard
Violins dan le soir by Jules Massenet
Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst
Sea Pictures, selections by Edward Elgar

Last invocation by Vaughn Williams
Love song of the birds by Vaughn Williams

Katie Hochman, soprano
Regina Thomas, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
Joan Lundquist, piano

Dec
6
Thu
Trio sonate for flute, oboe and bassoon, song recital for mezzo-soprano @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

trio sonate TBA

Madeline Beery, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
TBA, bassoon

recital TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Jan
9
Wed
LMC Opera: France in the 19th Century @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm

Music by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet and more.

Featured Performers: Molly Tomlinson, Ki-Jung Jun, Janene Nelson and Gwen Trussler, Regina Thomas

TBA, piano

Jan
20
Sun
mezzo-soprano song recital @ Mirabella
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm

Recital TBA

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano

Recital TBA

Instrumentalist, TBA

Feb
10
Sun
LMC Opera: Scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart @ West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by W.A. Mozart, select scenes

with commentary by LMC Opera Director, Regina Thomas

No. 1 Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe! sonst bin ich verloren (Help, Help or I am lost!)

No. 2 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher I am indeed)

No. 3 “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”  (This likeness is enchantingly lovely)

No. 4 O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! (O tremble not, my dear son.)

No. 5  Hm! Hm! Hm! (Quintet )

No. 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (In men, who feel love)

No. 12 Wie, wie wie? (Who, who, who?) quintet

No. 14 Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Hells Revenge cooks in my heart)

No. 17 Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Ah, I feel it, it has disappeared)

Finale Heil sei euch geweihten! (Hail to you who are consecrated!)

Feb
14
Thu
Bell’s Day Turned into Night for Mezzo-Soprano @ Crossroads Community Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm

Day Turned Into Night by Iain Bell

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

Instrumental recital

TBA, instrument TBA

Mar
2
Sat
Heggie’s The Deepest Desire for mezzo-soprano and solo piano recital @ Frye Art Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Deepest Desire by Jake Heggie

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and TBA, piano

piano recital TBA

Geisa Dutra, piano

Mar
14
Thu
LMC Opera: The Beauty of Bel Canto @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

Music by Spontini, Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini

Performed with semi-stage with costumes

Katie Hochman, Clarice Alfonso and Lori Williams, sopranos

Katie Stevenson and Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-sopranos

Janene Nelson, direction and narration

Joan Lundquist, piano