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.

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.

Gretel: Clarice Alfonso
Hansel: Emily Riesser
Mother: Katie Hochman
Witch: Meg Daly
Dew Fairy/Sandman: TBA
Direction and Introductory remarks: Regina Thomas
Piano: Abigail Habegger

Mezzo-Soprano Song Recital, Trios for Three Oboes @ Mirabella
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm

Songs by Renaldo Hahn, Miguel Sandoval, Johannes Brahms, Cole Porter

Catherine Treadgold, mezzo-soprano
Karin McCullough, piano

Trios for three oboes and two oboes, one English horn

Sharon Jung and Bernard Shapiro (guest artist), oboes
Gail Perstein, oboe and English horn

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

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

Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano


Piano Recital

Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) TBA

Music by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) TBA

Music by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) TBA

Maria Khavin, piano

20th century British Songs, Piano Music by Mozart & Debussy @ Frye Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Please note that seating is limited at the Frye Art Museum. It is still free but guests must have a ticket to enter. Patrons should plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get a ticket. Advance reservations for this event will be available for our concerts at the Frye which can be made via this website or via the Frye website. The house will open to audience at 1:30pm on performance day.


Songs by 20th century British Composers

 Kathryn Vinson, mezzo soprano

Piano solos by W.A. Mozart and Claude Debussy

Emiko Hori, piano

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.


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

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano

Trios for oboe, bassoon and clarinet. Program TBA

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

Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano Duets by Brahms, Schumann & Mendelssohn @ Mirabella
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm

Duets for soprano and mezzo-soprano

Duets by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Duets by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Duets by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Susan Strick, soprano
Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

Songs for Mezzo-Soprano, Duets for Piano 4 hands @ Seattle Central Library
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm

Recital Program TBA

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

Duet Program TBA

Risa Jun, piano

Dr. Yelena Balabanova (guest artist), piano

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

Songs and arias arranged for mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble of strings. Program TBA

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin
other instrumentalists, TBA

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

Music for mezzo-soprano and string ensemble, Program TBA

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano

Candice Chin, violin

Other players, TBA