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Joining us are Dawn Wolski, soprano; José Luis Muñoz, countertenor; José Rubio, baritone; and multiple WWU Choirs. We will have a huge orchestra, two pianos and celeste, large percussion section, three outstanding soloists, and over 150 singers from Western Washington University, for the largest number of musicians we have ever had on stage. What a finish to our 42nd season!Find out more »
Our Carmina Burana concert on May 20th is completely SOLD OUT, but you can still experience this incredible performance and get a special behind-the-scenes look at how the orchestra and soloists prepare for the concert at the Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 18th.
Tickets are $15 for general admission.Find out more »
We are very pleased to be partnering with Mount Baker Theatre for our traditional Family Concert, which this year will be one of their Educational Program series for students throughout Whatcom County.
We will be performing the beloved Carnival of the Animals,a humorous musical suite by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.Find out more »
Philip Edward Fisher, piano
Philip Edward Fisher hails originally from Britain and studied at both the Royal Conservatory of Music and Juilliard in NYC. Shostakovich wrote Piano Concerto No. 2 for his son Maxim. As a youth, guest pianist Philip Edward Fisher performed the piece for Maxim himself.
Scheherazade is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work and is based on "One Thousand and One Nights," also known as "The Arabian Nights."
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.