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.

Godard’s Scotch Scenes and Poulenc Sonata for Oboe, Vocal Recital TBA @ West Seattle Library
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm

Scotch Scenes by Benjamin Godard (1849 – 1895)

  1. Legende Pastorale
  2. Serenade to Mable
  3. March of the Highlanders

Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

I. Elegie
II. Scherzo
III. Deploration

Sharon Jung, oboe
Abigail Habegger, piano

“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: songs of love and more”

Latin American Love songs, arr. by Edward Kilenyi (b. 1914)
I.  El Galan Incognito
II. La Seña
III. Encantadore Maria
IV. La Calle De La Paloma
V. Os Tormentos
VI. Mi Sueño
Le Bestiaire, Frances Poulenc (poems by Apollinaire) (1918-1919)
I.   Le dromadaire
II.  La chèvre du Thibet
III. La sauterelle
IV. Le dauphin
V.  L’écrevisse
VI. La carpe


Animal songs, Flanders and Swann (1956-1967)
I.  The Gnu Song
II. The Hippopotamus Song
III. The Sloth
Malya Muth, soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano
Celtic folk Songs With Harp, Wind trios by Hadyn & Telemann @ Crossroads Community Center
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Celtic folk song with harp

Program TBA

Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano

Trio Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

London trio by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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

JS Bach Anniversary: Secular Cantatas @ Music Center of the Northwest
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm

A celebration of the Birth month of JS Bach featuring arias, ensembles and instrumental selections from his most beloved sacred cantatas. To be performed with voices and chamber ensemble.

Including work from The Wedding Cantata, The Hunting Cantata and The Coffee Cantata. Exact program and performers TBA

Scenes & Arias by Verdi & Rossini, Trios for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano @ Mirabella
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm

Arias and scenes by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) TBA

Arias and scenes by Giuseppe Verdi  (1813-1901) TBA

Diane Althaus, soprano
Mike Dodaro, baritone
Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Program of trios for oboe, bassoon and piano TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe
Eric Shankland, bassoon
Nobuko Hasegawa, piano


Nymphs and Gods: Songs by Respighi & Debussy, Music for Oboe @ Horizon House
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

Recital for oboe or English horn, program TBA

Gail Perstein, oboe/English horn


Deità Silvane (Woodland Deities) by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
I. I Fauni (The fauns)
II. Musica in horto (Garden music)
III. Egle (Aegle*)
IV. Acqua (Water)
V. Crepuscolo (Twilight)
*From Greek mythology: Daughter of the Sun
Trois chansons de Bilitis (Three songs of Bilitis) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. La flûte de Pan (Pan’s flute)
II. La Chevelure (Hair)
III. Le Tombeau des naïades (The tomb of the Water Nymphs)

Lesley Chapin Wyckoff, soprano and Carol Hartoon, piano