Organist Dr. Kirsten Santos Rutschman takes us on a whirlwind tour of Europe in conclusion of our Concerts à la Carte season! A Bellingham native, Dr. Kirsten Santos Rutschman currently plays the four-manual, 5,206-pipe Austin Organ at Wayne Presbyterian Church, PA, where she is the full-time Interim Director of Music. Kirsten holds degrees from Duke… Continue reading A Grand Finale!
Celebrated duo returns to BMC!
Join us for an extra program this month when we host the world-famous duo of cellist Colin Carr and pianist Thomas Sauer. They brought the house down in February 2020 with their all-Beethoven program! We’re so glad to have them again in Bellingham, as they perform sonatas by Bach, Schubert, Debussy and Britten. Program preview… Continue reading Celebrated duo returns to BMC!
May brings double bill!
In the first program this month, we present the winners of WWU Awards in honor of Virginia Glover, Wednesday, May 3, 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran. This is when we hear the crème de la crème: those talented students who have chosen music as a career! From left to right, award winners who regaled us on… Continue reading May brings double bill!
Spring brings winners showcases!
April brings the second daytime showcase featuring exceptional local music students! Winners of BMC’s High School Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard and BMC’s High School Vocal Competition in honor of Jack and Ginny Frymire perform on Wednesday, April 5, at 10:30am, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. Free and open… Continue reading Spring brings winners showcases!
Old World, New World
Eli Schille-Hudson brings out the extreme stylistic versatility of the classical guitar in two exciting programs in early February, encompassing everything from the high baroque to stylized flamenco and new music! Schille-Hudson juxtaposes war horses of the European classical canon (Bach Cello Suite #1, and Manuel de Falla’s Suite Popular Española with Grant Donnellan, violin)… Continue reading Old World, New World
Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
What a wonderful smorgasbord of music we have enjoyed this fall with our Concerts à la Carte! Piano, voice, violin, cello, flute and horn: All Just Amazing! Thank you to all the talented performers! They are wonderful! Thank you to our incredible Board members and to all the volunteers who help keep BMC going. You… Continue reading Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
Joyous Conclusion to 2022!
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!
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… Continue reading Elegies, Melodies and Lullabies – A Musical Journey From the Baltic to the Black Sea
October’s Tempting Menu Selections!
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!
Mañalac Duo opens 2022-2023 season!
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!