Program for the 2018 Silver Anniversary Festival

MICHAEL PALMER, ARTISTIC DIRECTORMichael Palmer, Artistic Director


All concerts begin at 7:30 pm except for July 8 Chamber by the Bay at 4:00 pm.
Pre-concert talks take place at 6:30 pm. No pre-concert talks on July 1 or 8.

All concerts, except Chamber by the Bay, take place at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.

June 30, 2018

Pre-concert talk – tba

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto (1945)

              Stefan Jackiw, violin

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C-minor, Op. 68

July 1, 2018


Calidore String Quartet
Jeffrey Meyers, Ryan Meehan, violins; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello

July 7, 2018

Pre-concert talk – TBA


Irving Fine: Toccata Concertante (1947)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2

              Inon Barnatan, piano

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

              Steven Thomas, cello; Christian Colberg, viola


July 8, 2018

Chamber By The Bay At Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Featuring Festival Orchestra Principals

A catered reception of light appetizers follows the concert

July 11, 2018

Pre-concert talk – TBA

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Played in memory of Frances LeCocq)

              Richard Roberts, violin

Aaron Jay Kernis: Symphony No. 4 (West Coast premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations

              Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2


July 15, 2018

Pre-concert talk – tba

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1

              Simone Porter, violin

Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op 61

July 20, 2018

Pre-concert talk – TBA

Poulenc: Gloria

              Bellingham Festival Chorus

              Maria Valdes, soprano

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique