UPDATE: Thank you for coming to BHS for an incredible gathering of homegrown talent! This was a concert of sublime music, and just a sample of what BMC Award Alumni do on a daily basis. Read Jesse Nichols’ article in The Western Front celebrating the BMC. Come and join us in September for more exceptional music during our Centennial Season!
On Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3pm, the Bellingham Music Club (BMC) will kick-off its 100th season with a Gala Centennial Concert at Bellingham High School.
A galaxy of renowned musicians from around the world, mostly BMC student award winners, will perform in tribute to the club’s remarkable history. Among the performers gathering from across the state, the U.S., Canada and Europe are:
Centennial Strings: Grant Donnellan, Joanne Donnellan, Douglas Johnson, Jeffrey Carl Johnson, David Quiggle, Nick Strobel, Jonathan Thomson, Lisa D. Toner and Roman Yearian;
Guitarist Albert Diaz;
Pianists Cole Anderson, Siyuan Li, Angelo Rondello and Madeline Slettedahl;
Vocalists Stuart Lutzenhiser, Lindsey Nakatani and Tracy R. Satterfield.
They will be joined by local musicians, flautists Deborah Arthur and Nirvana Guernsey.
Receiving special honor will be Joanne Donnellan, renowned string teacher and 1961 BMC Award winner. The concert will feature chamber works by Boccherini, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert and others. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the BMC Student Awards program, which has been nurturing promising young musicians at Western Washington University and in Whatcom County over its 100-year history.
Concert tickets are $25, available online, and at Village Books in Fairhaven and Piper Music at 2512 Meridian. For more information about the BMC Centennial Gala concert, please visit the BMC website and click on tabs marked ”Centennial” or call 360-398-2484.
Share our Facebook event on your timeline and invite your friends! Read Dean Kahn’s article in the Bellingham Herald. Tune in and listen to Joanne’s interview on the program Musical Chairs on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 pm on Classical King-FM 98.1