Arnaud Sussmann, violin
With a beautiful sound and elegance reminiscent of great violinists of the past, Arnaud Sussmann solos on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish), one of Mozart’s most popular works. We finish the afternoon with Hindemith's Metamorphosis and Overture to Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at the first of our restaurant event series! Keenan's at the Pier Saturday Feb. 10 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM The evening will feature a delectable prix fixe dinner and wine accompanied by the enchanting sounds of a string trio led by our Principal 2nd Violin, Shu-Hsin Ko. $150 per person ($50 tax deductible) Menu: Hors d'Oeuvres Assorted Oven Toasted Crostini First Course (Choose one of the following…Find out more »
Choral music returns to our annual holiday celebration!
Featuring local children's choirs singing accompaniment to Home Alone and holiday favorites, as well as the vocals of the Whatcom Chorale on a special piece composed by Scott Henderson. Hot cocoa & marshmallows for the kids at intermission, as well as holiday carols performed by student musicians!
Amit Peled, cello
This year’s Harmony from Discord concert features a moving piece by composer Sharon Farber inspired by the courageous and inspirational life of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, who helped save ~150 Jewish children as part of the Dutch Resistance. Joining us is soloist Amit Peled, who often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences. We close with one of Beethoven’s most iconic works, Eroica or Heroic.
Benjamin Beilman, violin
We open our 42nd season with rising star Benjamin Beilman, known for his intense and simmering perfect sound - he is the ideal soloist for Sibelius’s romantic and lush Violin Concerto. The repertoire also features Mendelssohn’s lively & spirited Scottish Symphony.
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.
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, Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, and Three Dance Episodes from Bernstein’s On The Town.
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, Ullmann's Piano Sonata No.7, Eliezer Elper's By the Rivers of Babylon, and Schulhoff’s Symphony No. 2.
Choral music returns to our annual holiday celebration in this program featuring choral holiday favorites and the animated children’s classic The Snowman accompanied by live orchestral score.Find out more »