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February 2016

Magic of Motown

February 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Last year's Side-By-Side concert with the Seattle Rock Orchestra was such a hit that we're doing it again! Celebrate Valentine's Day with the glorious sounds of Motown: the horns, the strings, the complex harmonies. Join us as we once again bring a symphonic twist to other musical genres, paying homage to the signature ‘60s and ‘70s soul, R&B and funk sounds of Motown Records.

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May 2016

Viva El Tango!

May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Spring starts with the spark of syncopated rhythms from Latin America! From Piazzolla's innovative nuevo tango style to the infectious energy of Ginastera's dances, the Latin sound infuses this concert with warmth as winter ends in the Northwest. Seattle Symphony Principal 2nd violin Elisa Barston - praised for her glowing sound (The Strad) - makes her first solo appearance with the Whatcom Symphony. Dr. Ed Rutschman presents a pre-concert lecture in the MBT Encore room, one hour prior to the…

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June 2016

The Emperor and the Titan

June 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Few works in the piano repertoire have captured audiences’ hearts as much as Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, subtitled Emperor. The WSO is joined for this beloved work by internationally acclaimed pianist Alessio Bax, whose electrifying performances have been compared to an ‘out-of-body experience’ (Dallas Morning News) for listeners.

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October 2016

All Tchaikovsky

October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

Simone Porter, Violin
We are thrilled to welcome this rising star of classical music to our stage. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

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November 2016

Beethoven’s Pastorale

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

Alex Klein
Join us for this evocative program reflecting on both the personal and pastoral, featuring Strauss’s Oboe Concerto and Beethoven’s "Pastorale" Symphony.

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December 2016

Holiday Magic

December 4, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

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.

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January 2017

Harmony from Discord

January 29 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

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.

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