The cold weather brings us closer to our December concert, when our community of music lovers will again rejoice in an outstanding program featuring a trio of accomplished musicians from WWU. Lisa McCarthy, flute, presents a program of explorations and adventures with Gustavo Camacho, horn, and Rachel Roulet, piano. From the charming Suite Champêtre by… Continue reading Joyous Conclusion to 2022!
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… Continue reading Elegies, Melodies and Lullabies – A Musical Journey From the Baltic to the Black Sea
Following delicious French fare for piano four hands in September, Concerts à la Carte continue with BMC's trademark eclectic offerings! Did you notice? Our fall programs with professional musicians mirror our High School Student Competitions: Piano, Voice, Strings, and Winds! Check out the full menu here! In October, we welcome soprano Ibidunni Ojikutu, a BMC… Continue reading October’s Tempting Menu Selections!
The Bellingham Music Club opens its 107th year under the theme Concerts à la Carte! This 2022-2023 season offers eclectic and delicious tastings starting with French fare for piano four hands. Gabriel and Rebecca Mañalac present a unique selection of music originally conceived for the stage. Written in the brief period between 1914-1920 by French… Continue reading Mañalac Duo opens 2022-2023 season!
It is with great excitement that we are preparing for “live and in-person” events and fellowship starting right after Labor Day. Our 2022-2023 programs – under the theme “Concerts à la Carte” – will offer eclectic and delicious selections. We hope you will join us for the tastings!!! Our season opens with tasty French canapés!… Continue reading Annual fundraising drive is on!
On June 29, long-time board member and Student Awards Committee Chair, Charli Daniels, was recognized with a 2022 Mayor’s Arts Award for her work with BMC. In presenting the award, Mayor Seth Fleetwood cited Charli’s strong influence on Bellingham’s music community, and her contributions to the boards of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bellingham Festival… Continue reading Congratulations, Charli!
Edwin Huizinga established an international reputation as one of North America's most versatile violinists, embracing both baroque and modern repertoire with zeal. Keyboardist, conductor and composer, Elliot Figg, devotes his artistry to both early music and contemporary ensembles, from New York to Los Angeles. Together, Edwin and Elliot bring a wide range of contrasting repertoire… Continue reading Taking on the ‘Sonic Ghosts’ project!
In May, we welcome WWU professor and renowned pianist Milica Jelača Jovanović for two recitals. Described as a “a brilliant performer” and “a pianist of great energy and charisma,” Dr. Jelača Jovanović has performed in solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including her native Serbia. Join us and… Continue reading Milica Jelača Jovanović returns to BMC!
BMC’s collaboration with WWU's esteemed Department of Music has been forged over decades of shared commitment to our future musicians. One fruitful outcome, our annual WWU Student Competition in honor of Virginia Glover, has become one of the most anticipated musical events each season. Join us for our showcase concert on Wednesday, April 6, at… Continue reading On April 6: Catch the rising stars from WWU!
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our 2022 BMC High School Competitions for Piano and Strings! In the Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard, our first place winner is Annika Jonson, followed by Penelope Keep, Miriam Alexa Garcia Jimenez, and Eligh Nichols. First place winner of the String Competition in honor… Continue reading Winners Showcase Concert on March 2