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!
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!
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!
On Wednesday morning, December 1st, enjoy the historical pairing of Renaissance instruments, with Anna Marsh, dulcian (early bassoon) and Baroque recorder, and Henry Lebedinsky, virginal (keyboard of the harpsichord family). In addition to works by Michael Praetorius, you will hear music by Johann Pachelbel, Giovanni Bassano, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Philipp Friedrich Böddecker performed on… Continue reading Lo, How a Rose: Celebrating 400 years of Praetorius and his contemporaries
Join us as Grant Donnellan, violin, and Judith Widrig, piano, launch their "Trip to Europe" program series! The first installment takes us to Great Britain, with works by Edward Elgar, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Barns, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. BMC Night Beat is on Friday, November 5 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20; purchase yours… Continue reading Violinist Grant Donnellan takes us to England!
BMC has nabbed the internationally-acclaimed Rastrelli Cello Quartet for their exclusive West Coast engagement! With their program “From Brahms till Beatles,” these Russian-born virtuoso musicians cover a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from Russian folk tunes to the Beatles song book. This is a unique opportunity to hear favorite works by Grieg, Brahms, and Piazzolla,… Continue reading “From Brahms till Beatles”: World-famous Rastrelli Cello Quartet on October 30!