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.

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

Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Violons dan le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” by Charles Ives (1874-1954)

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst

Last invocation by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Love song of the birds by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

Dec
6
Thu
Flute, oboe, bassoon trios by Cambini and Telemann, Barber’s Despite and Still @ Seattle Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Trio op. 45 Nr. 1 by Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746-1825)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Rondo, Allegretto bruioso

Triosonate in E minor by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Affettuoso
Allegro
Grave
Allegro

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

Despite and Still, Opus 41 by Samuel Barber  (1910 – 1981)

  1. A Last Song (Robert Graves)
  2. My Lizard (Theodore Roethke)
  3. In the Wilderness (Robert Graves)
  4. Solitary Hotel (James Joyce, Ulysses)
  5. Despite and Still (Robert Graves)

“A Simple Song” from Mass by Leonard Bernstein

“One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man”  from Wonderful Town (Betty Comden/Adolph Green) (1918 – 1990)

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

“A l’hotel Translyvanie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson, Regina Thomas and Janene Nelson

“Je suis encour tout etourdie” from Manon by Jules Massenet

Molly Tomlinson as Manon

“Va! laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther by Jules Massenet

Janene Nelson as Charlotte

“Salut, splendeur du jour” (Brunehild’s awakening) from Sigurd by Reyer

Gwen Trussler as Brunehild

“D’amour l’ardente flame” from La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz

Diane Althaus as Marguerite

“Je veux vivre” from Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod

Molly Tomlinson as Juliette

“Ah! Quell diner” (grisette) from La Perichole by Jacques Offenbach

Janene Nelson as Perichole

“j’en prendrai un, deux, trois” from Pomme d’api by Jacques Offenbach

Molly Tomlinson as Catherine (Pomme d’api)

“Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) from Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach

Diane Althaus as Giulietta and Gwen Trussler as Nicklausse

Abigail Habegger, piano

Regina Thomas, Stage Direction and Commentary

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

Apr
14
Sun
In Perfect Harmony: Music for voices, violin and piano @ West Seattle Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

Elegie by Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Violons dan le soir by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Berceuse” from Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard

Violin sonata No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting” Charles Ives (1874-1954)

“Sea Slumber Song” from Sea Pictures by Edward Elgar
“The Swimmer” from Sea Pictures

Two Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst

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

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

Apr
28
Sun
LMC Composers’ Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Program TBA featuring the music of: