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.

NW Composers Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Keeping Afloat by Heidi Fivash (b. 1984)

Emiko Hori, piano

Sea Change by Sarah Mattox (b. 1974)
1. Becoming Atlantis
2. I Wonder How an Island Feels
3. Reflection
4. Manhattan (is no island)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin and Emiko Hori, Piano

March into Spring by Garrett Fisher (b. 1970)
1. Late Spring: Noon
2. Late Winter: Dawn
3. Spring Equinox: Night

Erika Pierson, cello and Katie O’Rourke, piano

Song of Myself, 3 movement cycle on texts by Walt Whitman by Karen P. Thomas (b. 1957)
1. Song of Myself
2. Smile O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth
3. These are really the thoughts of all

Regina Thomas, soprano and Maria Khavin, piano

Four Love Sonnets on texts from Cien sonetos de amor  (100 Love Sonnets) by Pablo Neruda by Jeffrey Moidel
2. and now you’re mine
4. When I die…

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano and Jeffrey Moidel, piano


Radiant Light by Matthew James Briggs (b. 1977)

Candice Chin, violin
Yi Zhou, viola and Erika Pierson, cello

Apparitions: Six Nocturnes on poems by Walt Whitman for Soprano, Violin, B-flat Clarinet, and Piano by John Muehleisen (b. 1955)
1. Twilight
2. After the Dazzle of Day
3. Apparitions
4. Look Down Fair Moon
5. As If a Phantom Carress’d Me
6. A Clear Midnight

Katie Hochman, soprano
Julie Shankland, clarinet
Candice Chin, violin and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Alex Shapiro (b. 1964)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Vivace

Julie Shankland, clarinet
Candice Chin, violin and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

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

Five Companions by Katie O’Rourke (b. 1986)
1. Yancy
2. Cooper
3. Dodo
4. Tosca
5. Jack


Katie O’Rourke, piano

Walk with Me by Kathy Roberts (b. 1955)

Molly Tomlinson, soprano and Minju Kim, piano

Hidden by Kathy Roberts

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano and Minju Kim, piano

Timeless by Kathy Roberts

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Rosemary Bell, percussion and Minju Kim, piano

Contemporary Ephesus by Kathy Roberts

Molly Tomlinson, soprano  and Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Minju Kim, piano

Sudoku over Breakfast: 3 Cereal Pieces for Piano and Toy Piano by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)
1. Table for Three
2. Big Sister, Little Sister
3. Western States Pictorial
Crossing Parallel Lines

Katie O’Rourke, piano and Nicole Truesdell, toy piano

To Solve a Problem by Sarah Conyers (b. 1939)

Katie Beisel Hollenbach, Jessica Hild (guest artist) and Louis Putsche (guest artist), clarinets

Another Hand (words by Marie Sanders Cates) by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)
1. Lost Child
2. Another Hand
3. Wanderlust

Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano

Music by Fauré, Carter, Bloch for viola, piano and flute, Memories of You by Nicole Truesdell @ St. John's Episcopal
May 10 @ 7:30 pm

Clair de Lune by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Sicilienne Op. 78  by Gabriel Fauré
Elegy Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Elegy by Elliott Carter
Waltz Op. 42 No. 3 by Aleksandr Glazunov (1865-1936)
Elegy Op. 44 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

  1. Allegro comodo
  2. Andante

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola
Jia Lu (guest artist), flute


Memories of You Poetry by Alina Rios, Music by Nicole Truesdell

  1. Go Ahead and Howl
  2. Doors
  3. Now Here
  4. Falling
  5. Life in Clover

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Jill Carlsen, recorder
Matthew Briggs (guest artist), percussion

LMC Opera: Europe in the 20th Century @ Mirabella
May 19 @ 3:30 pm

Europe in the Twentieth Century
Stage Direction and Commentary ~ Regina Thomas
Piano ~ Abigail Habegger

“Acerba voluttà”  (Bitter Voluptuousness) from Adrianna Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea (1866-1950)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Princesse de Bouillon

“Senza Mamma” (Without his mamma) from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Lori Williams, soprano as Suor Angelica

Hymn to the Sun (Otvet mne zorkoe svetilo) from The Golden Cockerel by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as  The Queen of Chemakha

“Give him this Orchid” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Lucrezia

“She sleeps as a rose” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten

Lin Chen, soprano as Female Chorus

“This is my father’s choice” from Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as Ann

Peleas et Melisande

“Voici ce qu’il écrit à son frѐre Pelléas”(This is what he wrote to his brother Pelleas) from Pelléas and Melisande by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano as Genevieve

“Oh! Cette pierre est lourde.” (Oh! This stone is heavy) from Pelléas and Melisande by Claude Debussy

Lin Chen, soprano as Yniold

“Air de Feu” (Song of the flame) from L’enfant et Les Sortilèges (The Child and the spells) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Kristen Swenson, soprano as Le Feu

“Das war sehr gut, Mandryka” (That was very good, Mandryka) from Arabella by Richard Strauss (1864-1948)

Lori Williams as Arabella

“Hab mir’s gelobt” (It was very good) from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

Lin Chen, soprano as Sophie
Regina Thomas soprano as Marschallin
Dawn Padula mezzo-soprano as Octavian

“Vilja Lied” (Vilia’s song) from Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) by Franz Lehár (1870-1948)

Lori Williams as Hannah