Program for the 2019 Festival Season

Michael Palmer, Artistic Director

  • All concerts begin at 7:30 pm except for July 7 Chamber by the Bay at 4:00 pm.
  • Pre-concert talks take place at 6:30 pm.
  • All concerts, except Chamber by the Bay, take place at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.
  • All concerts conducted by Michael Palmer except where noted.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Glinka: Overture to “Russlan und Ludmilla”

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #3 in C Major, Op.26

George Li, Piano

Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2 in E Minor, Op. 27

George Li, Piano
performing Prokofiev:
Piano Concerto #3 in C Major, Op.26

Pre-concert lecturer TBA

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Mozart: Violin Concerto #3 in G Major, K.216
Benjamin Beilman, Violin

Bruckner: Symphony #4 in Eb Major “Romantic”
Arthur Fagen, Guest Conductor

Benjamin Beilman, Violin
performing Violin Concerto #3 in G Major, K.216

Arthur Fagen, Guest Conductor

Pre-concert lecturer TBA

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Chamber by the Bay, Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 4:00 PM

Program and performers TBA

This very popular event is always a sellout. This concert is followed by a wine and appetizer reception. Seating is limited.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

David Arend: World Premiere

Rodrigo: Concierto Aranjuez
Pepe Romero, Guitar

Brahms: Symphony #2 in D Major, Op. 73

Pepe Romero, Guitar
performing
Concierto Aranjuez

Pre-concert lecturer TBA

Friday, July 12, 2019

Calidore String Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin

Program to include Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Calidore String Quartet

Pre-concert lecturer TBA

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 in Bb Major, Op. 83
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

Pre-concert lecturer TBA

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano & the BFM Chorus
Gala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses

Rossini: Overture to “La gazza ladra”

Saint Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”

Saint Saens: “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from “Samson and Delilah”


Verdi: “Va pensiero” from “Nabucco”

Bizet: “Les voici” from “Carmen”

Bizet: “Cigarette Girls Chorus” and “Habanera” from “Carmen”

Bizet: “Seguidilla” from “Carmen”


Donizetti: “Servants’ Chorus” from “Don Pasquale”

Cilea: “Acerba voluttà” from “Adriana Lecouvreur”

Verdi: “Patria oppressa” from “Macbeth”


Verdi: “O don fatale” from “Don Carlo”

Bernstein: “What a day for an auto da fé” from “Candide”

Bernstein: “I am easily assimilated” from “Candide”

Closing Concert with Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano and the Bellingham Festival Chorus
Gala Evening of Favorite Opera Arias and Choruses

Pre-concert lecturer TBA