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.

Mar
5
Thu
Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Music for Piano & Cello by Beethoven, Chopin and Klengel @ Seattle Art Museum
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91 by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Der Engel (The Angel)
Stehe Still (Be still)
Im Treibhaus – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde (In the Greenhouse),
Schmerzen (Anguish)
Träume – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde (Dreams), composed December 1857

Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-soprano
Maria Khavin, piano

 

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A Major, Op.69 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Scherzo, Op.6 by Julius Klengel (1859-1933)
  3. Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

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

Mar
12
Thu
Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Sopraventi Wind ensemble plays Telemann & Locatelli @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Claudia Kester

Songs by Herbert Hughes  (1882-1937)
I know where I’m goin’
She Moved Through The Fair
I know my Love
Down by the Sally Gardens
The Garten Mother’s Lullaby

Celtic harp, Susan Strick

Celtic Selections for the Harp
Arranged by Susan Strick

A Wee Bird Cam by  William Glenn (1783 -1826)
Simple Gifts by  Joseph Brackett (1797-1882)
O Danny Boy by Fredric Weatherly (1848-1929)

 

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano
Susan Strick, Celtic Harp
Yuly Kopkin (guest artist), piano

Sopraventi Ensemble

Trio Sonata 33 in D minor for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo  by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

  1. Andante

    Flutist of Sopraventi Wind Ensemble, Madeline Beery
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro

Sonata I Opus 5  by Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)
For Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo

  1. Andante
  2. Largo Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Vivace

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

Mar
15
Sun
German Art Song Recital for mezzo-soprano, Beethoven Piano Sonata @ Mirabella
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm
Mezzo-soprano, Kathryn Vinson

Das Veilchen by W.A. Mozart
Abendempfindung by W.A. Mozart

Frage by Felix Mendelssohn
Du bist die ruh by Franz Schubert
Traum Durch die Daemmerung by Richard Strauss

Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Nachtigall by Johannes Brahms

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Qiao Hexin, piano

 Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Vivace ma non troppo — Adagioespressivo
II. Prestissimo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Qiao Hexin, piano

Hexin Qiao, piano
Mar
20
Fri
JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach (March 1685 – July 1750)

 

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire), BWV 208, (“Hunting Cantata”)

Diana: Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Pales: Molly Tomlinson, soprano
Endymion: Brandon Higa, tenor
Pan: Michael Dunlap, bass

Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Begone, you troublesome shadows), BWV 202, (“Wedding Cantata”)

Emily Riesser, soprano

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, (“Coffee Cantata”)

Narrator: Brandon Higa, tenor
Lieschen: Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Schlendrian: Michael Dunlap, bass

Chamber Ensemble
Kate Kelly, flute
Rosemary Bell, oboe
JJ Barrett, Matt Perry (guest artists) French horn
Candice Chin and Ann Rackl,  violin
Carolyn Wyman, viola
Chris Worswick (guest artist), cello
Aubrey Marks-Johnson (guest artist), continuo

Apr
8
Wed
Piano music by Mozart & Chopin, Folk song arrangements for violin & mezzo-soprano @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm

Rondo in a-Minor K511 by  W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Mazurka in b-minor, op.33 no.4 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, op.26, no.1 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Valentina Rodov, piano

Candice Chin and Katie Stevenson

Three Old English Folk Songs arr. for voice & violin by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

1. It was a lover and his lass
2. Phillis on the new made hay
3. The tailor and his mouse

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Candice Chin, violin

Apr
17
Fri
LMC Composer Spotlight @ Music Center of the Northwest
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Night Songs  by Janet Anderson (b. 1967)

LMC Member Composers, Kathryn Roberts, Janet Anderson and Nicole Truesdell

1. The World’s Wanderers (words by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
2. Night (Shelley)
3. In Dispraise of the Moon (Mary Coleridge)
4. The Night-Piece (Robert Herrick)
5. Nocturne (Crosbie Garstin)

Katie Hochman, soprano
Janene Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Janet Anderson, piano

Lake Abert or Frank’s Depression by Nicole Truesdell (b. 1973)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello

Martin by Frances Walton (b. 1928)

Kathryn Zufall, violin
Ann Rackl, violin
Janice Gockel, viola
Frances Walton, cello
Dell Wade (guest artist), bass

Why – of life and death by Sarah Conyers (b. 1939)

Katie Hollenbach, clarinet
Jessica Hild (guest artist), clarinet

Piano Pieces by Katie O’Rourke (b. 1986)

i. Andante
ii. Berceuse
iii. Allegro-Rubato
iv. Scherzo
v. Nocturne
vi. Etude
vii. Tango

Katie O’Rourke, piano

A Sultry Summer Night by Kathy Roberts (b. 1954)
Bøn by Kathy Roberts

Reach for Me by Kathy Roberts

Hannah Cho, piano
Crystal Zimmerman (guest artist), Mezzo-Soprano

May
1
Fri
Beethoven violin sonata, Anne Frank, A Living Voice for voices and string quartet @ St. John's Episcopal Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Beethoven sonata for violin and piano

Candice Chin and Emiko Hori, piano

Anne Frank: A Living Voice (Text from the Diary of Anne Frank) for Treble choir and String Quartet

  1. It is the Silence
  2. My Nerves
  3. Hanneli
  4. Sunshine and Cloudless
  5. My Work
  6. Peter
  7. Ideals and Hopes

Beth Ann Bonnecroy and Malya Muth, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano
Adrianna Hulscher and Lin Chen, violins
Yi Zhou, viola
Erika Pierson, cello

Click HERE to go to the composers website for more information about this work.

May
14
Thu
LMC Opera presents scenes from Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief @ Crossroads Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm

The Old Maid and the Thief, select scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Scene 1: “Good day, Miss Todd”
Scene 4 “Miss, Todd! Miss Todd! … Isn’t the weather awful?… Life is just a broken promise.”
Scene 5 “Is he still upstairs? Yes, he’s getting dressed.”
Scene 6 “Steel me, sweet thief for time’s flight is steeling my youth”
Scene 7 “Miss Todd… Keep all the doors locked, keep all the windows closed.”
Scene 9 – Miss, todd, miss todd! Don’t shout that way!”
Scene 10 “Look to your left, look to your right. Nobody in sight.”
Scene 11 “Miss Todd, have you heard? Have you read?”
Scene 14 “Laetitia, where are you?”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd, the “Old Maid”
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton, her spinster neighbor
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia, Miss Todd’s maid
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, Direction and Narration

May
15
Fri
LMC Opera: Mozart, Menotti and the Clever Servant @ Music Center of the Northwest
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

**The Old Maid and the Thief, select scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)

Scene 1: “Good day, Miss Todd”
Scene 4 “Miss, Todd! Miss Todd! … Isn’t the weather awful?… Life is just a broken promise.”
Scene 5 “Is he still upstairs? Yes, he’s getting dressed.”
Scene 6 “Steel me, sweet thief for time’s flight is steeling my youth”
Scene 7 “Miss Todd… Keep all the doors locked, keep all the windows closed.”
Scene 9 – Miss, todd, miss todd! Don’t shout that way!”
Scene 10 “Look to your left, look to your right. Nobody in sight.”
Scene 11 “Miss Todd, have you heard? Have you read?”
Scene 14 “Laetitia, where are you?”

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano as Miss Todd, the “Old Maid”
Molly Tomlinson, soprano as Miss Pinkerton, her spinster neighbor
Clarice Alfonso, soprano as Laetitia, Miss Todd’s maid
Joan Lundquist, piano
Janene Nelson, Direction and Narration

INTERMISSION

**Le Nozze di Figaro (select scenes) by W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Act I
“Se a caso madama la notte ti chiama ” (If the mistress has reason in the night to call to you)
“Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso” (You won’t go any more, amorous butterfly)
Act II
“Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro” (O love, give me some restorative)
“Voi, che sapete che cosa e amor” (You, who know what love is)
“Venite, inginocchiatevi, Restate fermo lì” (Come, kneel down, Stay still there)
Act III
“E Susanna non vien!…Dove sono i bei momenti” (Susanna hasn’t arrived!… Where have the beautiful moments gone”
“Sull’aria… Che soave zeffiretto” (On the breeze…What a gentle little Zephyr)
Act IV
“Tutto è disposto…Aprite un po’quegli occhi uomini incauti e sciocchi,” (Everything is set…Open your
“Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar” (The moment finally arrives…Oh, come, don’t be late)
“Piu dolcile sono…” (More sweetly happy am I)

Susanna ~ Lin Chen, soprano
Figaro ~ Adam Sterling (guest artist), baritone
La Contessa Almaviva ~ Dora Barnes, soprano
Cherubino ~ Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano
Piano ~ Joan Lundquist
Director & Narration ~ Regina Thomas

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM WITH A LONGER RUN TIME OF APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES