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.

Music for oboe by Widerkehr and Lombardo, Vocal music by Faure, Debussy, Bach & Handel @ Frye Art Museum
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm

Duo for Oboe and Piano Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr (1759-1823)
Adagio sans lenteur

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Jesus soll mein erstes Wort  (Jesus should be my first word) from Kantate 171 by J.S. Bach
Automne  by Gabriel Faure
Il pleure dans mon coeur (It rains in my heart) by Claude Debussy
Il Neige (The snow)  by Herman Bemberg
Paysage sentimental (Sentimental journey) by Claude Debussy

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano,  and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Rhapsody for Oboe and Piano Mario Lombardo (1831-2012)

Gail Perstein, oboe and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Three Irish Country Songs arr. by Rebecca Clarke
“I know my love”
“I know where I’m goin’”
“As I was goin’ to Ballynure”
Singe Seele, Gott zum Preise (Soul, sing praises to God) by G.F. Handel

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano,  and Asta Vaicekonis, piano
Ingrid Fredrickson (guest artist), violin

Sea Pictures by E. Elgar, trios for two oboes and English horn @ Mirabella
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm

Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

“Sea Slumber Song,” poem by Roden Noel
“In Haven (Capri), ” poem by Caroline Alice Elgar, the composer’s wife
“Sabbath Morning at Sea,” poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Where Corals Lie,” poem by Richard Garnett
“The Swimmer,” poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Kathryn Vinson, mezzo-soprano
Katie O’Rourke, piano

Variations and Fugue on St. Antoni Chorale for Two Oboes and Cor Anglais by Graham Powning (b. 1949 in Sydney, Australia)
Theme – andante
Var. I – l’istesso tempo
Var. II – presto
Var. III – lento
Var. IV – tempo di valse
Var. V – andante
Var. VI – vivo
Var VII – siciliana
Var. VIII – andante
Var. IX – allegro
Var. X – andante
Fugue – andante
Coda – presto

Mini-Trio for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais Allan Stephenson (b. 1949 near Liverpool, England, since 1973 living in Cape Town, South Africa)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Poco lento
III. Scherzo and Trio

Sharon Jung, oboe
Bernard Shapiro (guest performer), oboe
Gail Perstein, English horn

solo recitals for oboe and piano @ West Seattle Library
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Recital TBA

Sharon Jung, oboe

Recital TBA

Karin McCullough, piano

Soprano recital, Music for flute and oboe @ University House, Wallingford
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Recital TBA

Lin Chen, soprano and TBA, piano

Wind Ensemble TBA

Rosemary Bell, oboe and Madeline Beery, flute