We are delighted to welcome soprano Diane Johnson and pianist/composer Rick Asher to our “Sounds Sublime” season! Together they bring us an eclectic program ranging from Handel and Mozart to Fauré, Clara Schumann, and contemporary works including those of Rick Asher. In the past 30+ years, Diane has been a featured soloist with the Whatcom… Continue reading BMC presents soprano Diane Johnson, pianist/composer Rick Asher
Bellingham Music Club’s 108th concert season, Sounds Sublime, will be exactly that - music that transforms, uplifts and inspires. We are delighted to bring back to Bellingham Canadian-American pianist Jacques Després! Dr. Després has concertized for four decades on three continents through his performances as a soloist with orchestras, solo recitals, collaborative work and recordings.… Continue reading BMC presents pianist Jacques Després
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!
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!
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
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!