NEW DATE! David Feingold and Yaniv Attar, guitars
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

NEW DATE! David Feingold and Yaniv Attar, guitars

Join us for an afternoon of exciting music featuring local guitarists David Feingold and Yaniv Attar. The program will include Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Prelude and Fugue in A minor and Prelude in Fugue in E major, Fernando Caruli’s Andante and Rondo and selections by Heitor Villa Lobos and Manuel De Falla.

Featuring David Feingold and Yaniv Attar, guitars

Adults $15, Students $5

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BCMS Fundraiser featuring A Piacere Musica da Camera
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

BCMS Fundraiser featuring A Piacere Musica da Camera

A Piacere Musica da Camera is back for a BCMS benefit concert, performing Beethoven’s  String Quartet op. 74, the "Harp" and Ravel String Quartet in F major

Featuring HyeKyung Seo and John Kim, violins; Leslie Johnson, viola; Meg Brennand, cello.

Adults $20, Students $10

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Celebrating American Women
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Celebrating American Women

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Bellingham Chamber Music Society celebrates Women’s History Month by highlighting the works of 20th and 21st century American women composers for soprano and chamber ensemble. Soloist Sherrie Kahn, supported by some of Bellingham’s best women musicians, will perform a program of new and old works by American women. Program includes Duo for Oboe and Clarinet by Marion Bauer, “Shakespeare Songs” by Lesley Sommer, “Lullaby of the Whippoorwill,” “Nest Egg Trio” and “The Cuckoo and the Cowbird” by Sarah Mattox, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for soprano, flute and piano by Louise Talma, and "Love Songs for oboe and voice by Jenni Brandon. Featuring Sherrie Kahn, soprano; and friends!

Adults $15, Students $5

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts

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BCMS Fundraiser featuring The Girsky Quartet
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

BCMS Fundraiser featuring The Girsky Quartet

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The Girsky Quartet was formed in 2012 when Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov (Seattle Symphony violinists), Julie Whitton (Seattle Symphony violist) and Rowena Hammill (Los Angeles Opera cellist) performed Shostakovich String Quartet no. 1 at the first ever Club Shostakovich in Seattle. Since then the quartet has explored more Shostakovich quartets, as well as works by Beethoven, Schubert, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn. This program will include Shostakovich “String Quartet No. 10 in Ab, Op. 118” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59, #2 “Razumovsky.

Reception to follow.

Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov, violins; Timothy Christie, viola; Rowena Hammill, cello.

Adults $20, Students $10.

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Supported in part by donations from Haggen Market Street Catering

Supported in part by donations from Haggen Market Street Catering

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Totally Tubular featuring Trinsic Brass
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Totally Tubular featuring Trinsic Brass

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BCMS presents Trinsic Brass for an afternoon of unique works to get your toes tapping, from Cuba to Germany.  The program includes John Stevens’ Triangles, Mike Rossi’s The Forty Club, Trio Op. 82 No.11 by Anton Reicha and a series of Cuban folk songs. Get your groove on with this program.

Featuring Gustavo Camacho, horn; Greg Cox, trombone; and Carla Rutschman, tuba.

Adults $15, Students $5

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New Year's Resolutions
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

New Year's Resolutions

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Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents three works featuring oboe, clarinet and strings. Prokofiev’s ever-popular Quintet in g minor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass is taken from his mostly unknown ballet Trapèze. Come discover this amazing work and the unusual circumstance of its commission. BCMS is also delighted to present two works by local composer and WSO clarinetist Barry Ulman. His New Years’ Suite for clarinet and strings and Contrasts for Oboe and String Quartet are stunning and delightful.

Featuring Jennifer Weeks, oboe; Erika Block, clarinet; ShuHsin Ko, violin; Yuko Watanabe, viola; Coral Marchant, cello; Spencer Hoveskeland, bass.

Adults $15, Students $5

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About the Music

For more information on some of this music, check out Noelle Mann: Trapèze, A forgotten ballet by Serge Prokofiev and Boris Romanov

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Romantic Heroes featuring Bellingham Strings
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Romantic Heroes featuring Bellingham Strings

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Bellingham Chamber Music Society’s opening concert featuring the Bellingham Strings will include Ernő Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10 in C Major, often considered one his finest compositions. In addition, Bellingham Strings will be performing Johannes Brahms’ epic Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor also known as the Werther Quartet. Come learn about Werther Fever and the many secret messages that Brahms wrote into this quartet.

Featuring ShuHsin Ko, violin; Yuko Watanabe, viola; Coral Marchant, cello; and Judith Widrig, piano.

Adults $15, Students $5

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About the Music

For more information on some of this music, check out:

James Grymes: Dohnanyi and the Hungarian Holocaust

Ilona von Dohnanyi: Ernst von Dohnanyi: A Song of Life

and

Russell Steinberg: Secrets inside the Brahms Op. 60 Piano Quartet

 

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