BMC 2014-2015 season starts on September 3

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!

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BMC announces 2014-2015 Season

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!

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Thank you

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!

Come and enjoy Millie and the Mentshn on June 4, 10:30

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!!!

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“The Best of Grant” at Night Beat!

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.

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Coming up in May:

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May 7, 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church
Loud Red Bees play Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Brahms and more. Several Double Reed players join oboist Jennifer Weeks and bassoonist Pat Nelson
Guests welcome! Free admission
Donations accepted to fund our student awards