Surrounded by beauty, inspired by music.

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham, Washington to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The Festival also features world famous guest artists and young rising stars.

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Meet the Bellingham Festival of Music
with new artistic director, Marcelo Lehninger

Upcoming Events

Portrait of violinist Sarah Chang in a black dress.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

2024 Festival Season Opening Night


The 2024 Season kicks off with violinist Sarah Chang.


WWU Performing Arts Center  |  7:30pm

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Portrait of composer and pianist Stewart Goodyear smiling with his head in his hand.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Stewart Goodyear

Jessie Montgomery – Starburst

George Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F
Stewart Goodyear, piano

Antonín Dvorák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

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Photo of the Calidore String Quartet standing with their instruments in an airport.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Calidore String Quartet

Ludwig Van Beethoven – Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 No 1

Jessie Montgomery – Strum

Henry Purcell – Chacony in G Minor

Maurice Ravel – String Quartet in F Major

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Plan your visit

Visit us in Bellingham

Bellingham, one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest, is situated just 50 miles south of Vancouver, BC and 89 miles north of Seattle.

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Hotel Packages

Bellingham is home to several wonderful lodging options, many within close proximity to I-5, the airport, and Western Washington University.

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Travel Information

You can find many options for your travel to Bellingham, Washington, no matter where you are coming from!

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