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