The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! In the morning, enjoy a free recital of music for the violin – solos and duets with Grant and Glenn Donnellan. Later that evening, Night Beat offers a full-length program that reprises part of the matinee recital and includes special treats: Joanne Donnellan joining her sons on the stage and playing the Hardanger (Norwegian traditional fiddle) PLUS Glenn playing on his custom “Electric Slugger” bat-violin! Plan on being there!
Margaret Bikman’s article, Bellingham Music Club plans busy schedule for 99th year, highlights the club’s history, purpose and upcoming 2014-2015 season, including the September 3 concerts starring the Donnellans. Click here to read full article.
The BMC is not your ordinary “club” – it’s all about making music accessible to our community and encouraging young musicians! The BMC is set to foster music appreciation and development in the community for a 99th year. Be part of it! Click here to learn how you can support the BMC concerts and student awards.
The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! Click here to view full details with dates and venues.
The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! In the morning, enjoy music for the violin – solos and duets with Grant and Glenn Donnellan – FOR FREE! Later that evening, Night Beat reprises part of the matinee program and includes special treats: Joanne Donnellan playing the Hardanger (Norwegian traditional fiddle) and Glenn playing on his custom “Electric Slugger” bat-violin! Guaranteed delights!
In all, the 2014-2015 season will offer 9 free Wednesday morning concerts plus 6 Night Beat concerts on select Thursdays, and sponsor 5 competitions for music students, and a benefit concert: the “Young Musicians of Whatcom County” showcase. This year, Night Beat will be aligned with the Wednesday morning concerts as much as possible, giving you a choice of one-hour, free, daytime programs or full-length, ticketed, evening events. Click here to view the line-up with dates and venues.
Additionally, on June 21, 2015, the BMC will inaugurate its Centennial with an all star-gala concert featuring over a dozen award winners. Plan on joining us!
The BMC thanks you for attending and supporting our concert series and competitions. Our 2014-2015 season will be announced shortly. In the meanwhile, we will post summer musical offerings, many featuring our own BMC student award winners. Come back soon for more news!
First Wednesday Morning Concert features Millie and the Mentshn
June 4, 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church. Free admission
A reception will follow the concert. Guests welcome!
Donations accepted to fund our student awards
Join us for exciting music, history, and heartwarming stories in conjunction with a one-of-a-kind slide show. “Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley” follows the history of Klezmer musicians from the late 1800s through the 1900s as they assimilate into the New World. This BMC concert features highlights of the show Millie will take on tour during the summer. Come and enjoy!!!
Violinist Grant Donnellan presents “The Best” of two recitals
in one evening at the Firehouse PAC!
With pianist from Finland Ruusamari Teppo, Grant reprises the best of the all-
Sibelius recital they played at the Jansen Performing Arts Center last fall.
With pianist Judy Widrig, Grant presents the best of their upcoming recital at
WWU, including works by Debussy, Messiaen and Arvo Pärt.
ONE Grant, TWO Pianists. All THREE for $10!
Tickets on sale now at Piper Music or Village Books.