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

Baroque piano music, music for viola and piano by Faure, Carter & Glazunov @ Seattle Public Library-Central Branch
May 8 @ 12:00 pm

1685 was a very good year

Grieg’s Holberg Suite (Prelude) written to commemorate the birth in 1685 of famous Danish playwright Holberg
Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti
Italian Concerto by JS Bach

Karin McCullough, piano

Clair de Lune by Gabriel Faure
Elegy Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure
Elegy by Elliott Carter
Waltz Op. 42 No. 3 by Aleksandr Glazunov
Elegy Op. 44 by Aleksandr Glazunov

Grace Huang, piano
Yi Zhou, viola

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