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
Violinist Stefan Jackiw performs Korngold Violin Concerto

July 1, 2018


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

July 7, 2018

Pre-concert talk – TBA


Pianist Inon Barnatan Performs Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2


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, 2017

Pre-concert talk – TBA

Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performs Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations

July 15, 2017

Pre-concert talk – tba
Violinist Simone Porter performs Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

July 20, 2017

Pre-concert talk – TBA

Closing Concert with Bellingham Festival Chorus with Soprano Maria Valdes

Poulenc: Gloria