Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Four decades of great music

Founded in 1975, the Whatcom Symphony has grown into a nationally-recognized orchestra, attracting acclaim from audiences, critics and artists.

In 1991, the WSO became the resident orchestra of the historic Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

With Maestro Yaniv Attar at the podium since 2013, the WSO is today comprised of over 80 volunteer musicians, including local music teachers, active and retired professional musicians, and talented community members from all backgrounds.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra performs seven concerts annually at the Mount Baker Theatre, as well as performing a free family concert and providing many educational programs throughout Whatcom County.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Four decades of great music

Founded in 1975, the Whatcom Symphony has grown into a nationally-recognized orchestra, attracting acclaim from audiences, critics and artists.

In 1991, the WSO became the resident orchestra of the historic Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

With Maestro Yaniv Attar at the podium since 2013, the WSO is today comprised of over 80 volunteer musicians, including local music teachers, active and retired professional musicians, and talented community members from all backgrounds.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra performs seven concerts annually at the Mount Baker Theatre, as well as performing a free family concert and providing many educational programs throughout Whatcom County.

Thank you for your continued support!

Our 2016-2017 season schedule is now underway: see the concerts below!

Single tickets and packages are available. Phone the Mount Baker Theatre for details: 360-734-6080.

Our Season Brochure contains detailed ticketing information and can be downloaded here. To receive a printed copy of the 2016-2017 brochure, call the Whatcom Symphony office at 360-756-6752 or click here and enter your mailing address.

Note: If you have not purchased a ticket in the past two years, click and enter your information to ensure you receive our new season brochure every year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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    Harmony from Discord

    January 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    Jennifer Koh, Violin
    The second in our Harmony from Discord series, which emphasizes the power of music to transcend even the darkest of human experience. Featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Eliezel Elpers’ On the Rivers of Babylon, and Schulhoff’s Symphony No. 2.

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    All-American Celebration

    March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    Christopher Guzman, Piano
    An All-American salute to Spring with some of the best-known works of the American canon, featuring Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue, Ives’ The Unanswered Question, Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, and Three Dance Episodes from Bernstein’s On The Town.

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    Joshua Roman Returns!

    May 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    Joshua Roman, Cello
    Since his appointment at age 22 to Principal Cello for the Seattle Symphony, Joshua Roman has developed a dedicated Pacific Northwest following. Our 2016/17 season closes as he joins us for Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor.

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