BMC · Concerts · Night Beat

Elegies, Melodies and Lullabies – A Musical Journey From the Baltic to the Black Sea

As we continue our Concerts à la Carte season, violinist Grant Donnellan and pianist Judith Widrig offer a tribute to Ukraine in another installment of their European musical travelogue.

Their program features works by Mykola Lysenko, a 19th century Ukrainian composer, pianist and conductor, and Valentyn Silvestrov, an immensely popular and prolific composer who is living in Germany since February 2022.

You will also hear works by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and Polish composer and violinist Grazyna Bacewicz. Other composers with ties to Ukraine include Tchaikovsky, who had a home there, Prokofiev, who was born in eastern Ukraine, and Rachmaninoff, who founded the Kyiv Conservatory.

Free program preview on Wednesday, November 2, 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. All are welcome! This is BMC’s gift to the community!

Full-length Night Beat program – which includes Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata no. 1 – is on Friday, November 4, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham. Ticket purchase is not required. Students are always free; $20 suggested donation for others.

For the time being, we will continue to ask you to wear your mask during the performance. It goes a long way in making everyone feel safe. Thank you!