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December 2017

Holiday Magic

December 10 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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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!

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November 2017

Beethoven’s Heroic – Harmony from Discord

November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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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.

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October 2017

Scottish Symphony & Sibelius

October 8 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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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.

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May 2017

Joshua Roman Returns!

May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

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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March 2017

All-American Celebration

March 26 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre,
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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