NEW & EXPANDED PROGRAMS
AT-HOME DINNERS Intimate dinners with our concert soloists, generously hosted by WSO supporters in their lovely homes. These dinners offer a special opportunity to meet and dine with talented and often world-renowned musicians for a truly memorable experience!
RESTAURANT DINNERS Unique dining experiences at a variety of local restaurants, pairing the incredible culinary talents of our community’s top chefs with the remarkable musical stylings of WSO players who will perform during the meal. As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on!”
CLASSICAL ON TAP We are thrilled to be partnering with Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen to host classical performances with small groups of WSO performers (A.K.A. The Brew Crew)! This local brewery is a family-friendly venue, so bring the whole gang for a night of great food, craft beer, and live music! Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm, April through September!
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A MESSAGE FROM MUSIC DIRECTOR YANIV ATTAR To My Dear Friends, It is with great joy that I welcome you to the WSO’s 43rd season. This will mark my 6th year as Music Director, and I am thrilled to continue our efforts to bring classical music to audiences of all ages with our new season! This season will be brimming with beauty, triumph, spirituality, and even a bit of humor. From Beethoven’s Seventh to Shostakovich’s Ninth, Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony to Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, this season will include selections both familiar and less often explored, including the anticipated premiere of local composer Scott Henderson’s Cascadiana. We look forward to our next installment of the Harmony from Discord series, featuring the U.S. premiere of Cello Concerto (realized by Fabio Conti), written by virtuoso cellist and composer Pál Hermann and performed by cellist Clive Greensmith. This is sure to be a powerful and inspiring evening! We are joined this season by several magnificent soloists from the United Kingdom, Estonia, and Israel as well as a few homegrown artists from right here in the U.S. We cannot wait to introduce them to our corner of the world, and we are honored to provide a forum through which to showcase their spectacular talents. Having recently welcomed a new family member, I have been thinking more and more about how important it is to share an appreciation of music with our children. In light of that, I am overjoyed to announce that we will continue to partner with the Mount Baker Theatre to host our annual Educational Concert. This season’s Educational Concert was a great success, and I am thrilled to be able to offer this excellent event again next season. As always, your passion for preserving the music arts and your continued support of our orchestra makes it possible for us to offer this wonderful programming to our community. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you all from the stage!
POWERFUL. BEAUTIFUL. INSPIRING.
BRAVO, MAESTRO! YANIV ATTAR IS A 2018 BELLINGHAM MAYOR’S ARTS AWARD RECIPIENT.
Classical for All Ages!
“His virtuosity, particularly his bowing, is irresistible, but the heart that lifts his lyricism is treasurable.”
The WSO celebrates classical music audiences of all ages! Check out our youth engagement programs to learn how everyone can experience the Symphony!
-Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune
CLASSICAL KIDS CLUB Introduce the kiddos in your life to the joys of classical and live music performance! Membership includes members-only events and educational activities, special concert ticket pricing, and discounts at local businesses. For more information, visit www.whatcomsymphony.com/classicalkids or call (360) 756-6752.
We are continuing our wildly successful Take-ATeen program this season! Anyone age 19 and under may receive one FREE Take-A-Teen ticket* with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. No membership is required to take advantage of this terrific benefit. *Not including section A
STUDENT RUSH! CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Starting 2 hours prior to
every regular season concert, students can purchase best-available seats for just $8 with a valid student I.D.! #ReadySetRushWSO
NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY, violin Scott HENDERSON | Cascadiana Max BRUCH | Violin Concerto No. 1 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 7
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EDUCATIONAL CONCERT MON, OCT. 15, 2018
SEPT 30 SUNDAY, 3PM
Featuring music from popular video games! Part of the MBT Wade Bennett King Education Series
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MUSIC THAT TRANSCENDS OPPRESSION Join us for the next installment of our Harmony from Discord series as we highlight two composers who were lost to the Holocaust but whose works continue to inspire us all. Clive Greensmith, formerly of the Tokyo String Quartet, will present the U.S. premiere of composer and cellist Pál Hermann’s reconstructed Cello Concerto. The repertoire also includes Mahler’s iconic Totenfeier (Funeral Rites) and Viktor Ullmann’s Variations and Fugue on a Hebrew Theme. This concert is sure to be a testament to the incredible fortitude of the human spirit!
HARMONY FROM DISCORD Legacy Giving ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT MUSIC Through our partnership with the Whatcom Community Foundation, you can support the Whatcom Symphony Endowment Fund with your will or living trust. Visit our website or call (360) 756-6752 for more information.
NOV 18 SUNDAY, 3PM
CLIVE GREENSMITH, cello Pál HERMANN | Cello Concerto (realized by Fabio Conti) Gustav MAHLER | Totenfeier Viktor ULLMANN | Variations and Fugue on a Hebrew Theme Project sponsored by
CAROL & DAVID ROBINSON
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COME ONE, COME ALL AND JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
FEATURING HOLIDAY CAROLS PLAYED BY STUDENT MUSICIANS AT INTERMISSION, AND COCOA FOR THE KIDDOS!
PRESALES AND SPECIAL EVENTS Season Subscribers are the first to hear about our special events that occur throughout the season, so youâ€™ll never miss an opportunity to rub elbows with your favorite soloist!
REPLACEMENT TICKETS Misplaced, lost, or forgotten tickets are not a problem! Season Subscribers receive complimentary ticket reprinting as needed. Phew!
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DEC 16 SUNDAY, 3PM
RYAN DUDENBOSTEL, conductor LOCAL CHOIR FEATURING MUSIC FROM WHITE CHRISTMAS AND SING-ALONGS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMADEUS! MARTIN KUUSKMANN, bassoon Chevalier de SAINT-GEORGES | Symphony No. 2 W. A. MOZART | Bassoon Concerto W. A. MOZART | Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
“Kuuskmann offered virtuoso technique with superhuman breath control.” -The New York Times
JAN 27 SUNDAY, 3PM
“...Colin Carr’s phrasing and articulation are so precise yet carefully understated, and of a kind of total-acceptance simplicity, that the music is given space to sing” -Caroline Gill, Gramophone
MAR 3 SUNDAY, 3PM
HUMOR INMUSIC COLIN CARR, cello J. S. BACH | Cello Suite Franz Joseph HAYDN | Cello Concerto No. 1 Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH | Symphony No. 9
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FRIEND ($50-$249) Name recognition in programs and online.
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PATRON ($250-$499) Invitation for two to a post concert reception and a dress rehearsal.
SUSTAINER ($500-$999) Invitation for two to all post concert receptions and all invited dress rehearsals.
MADE IN AMERICA
Opportunity to sit onstage with the orchestra during one dress rehearsal. Invitation for two to a special event with the Music Director.
MUSICIAN CIRCLE ($2,500-$4,999) Invitation for two to a special recognition event with the Music Director and musicians.
MAY 19 SUNDAY, 3PM
BENJAMIN HOCHMAN, piano Benjamin BRITTEN | An American Overture
COMPOSER CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999) Two complimentary tickets to each concert on prior request.
Béla BARTÓK | Piano Concerto No. 3
CONDUCTOR CIRCLE ($10,000+)
Antonín DVOŘÁK | Symphony No. 9, “New World”
Invitation for two to a dinner with the Music Director and a guest artist. Donor levels include all benefits listed at the previous levels. The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is fully tax deductible as provided by law. Our success is ensured by supporters like you. The WSO is registered with WA State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.
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