Percussionist Kay Reilly takes center stage on Night Beat at the Firehouse, Thursday November 6 – 7:30 pm

kay reilly B&WNight Beat concert at the Firehouse PAC features percussionist Kay Reilly and friends Lisa McCarthy, flute, Pat Nelson, bassoon, and percussionists Jennifer Longstaff, Tanya McAtee, Melanie Sehman, Stephanie Straight, Kenny Cobb, Austen Kahn and Nick Robinson.

A “percussion fest” of works for the marimba, snare drum, hand drums and various instruments that will take you across continents, decades and genres!

Tickets are $10, on sale at Village Books, Piper Music and on our website.  Get your tickets early; last Night Beat sold out quickly!

Next free concert features cello and piano

Cellist Maya Enstad and pianist Mike Edmonson present a program of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Liszt and Elgar on Wednesday morning, November 5 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran. The recital is one hour long, free and open to the public. Donations accepted to help fund the BMC student awards. Plan on staying for the reception that will follow the concert! Maya Enstad-1 nov 2014Mike Edmonson nov 2014

October 2 Night Beat is sold out but…

The BMC invites you to a one hour version of “A BROADWAY CABARET” on Wednesday, October 1, 10:30 am, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas Street.

This performance is free and open to the public. If you wish, you can throw a few bucks in our Student Awards basket, and help us encourage young musicians. Come early and join us for coffee and nibbles starting at 9:30.

The show will take you down memory lane; the music will be toe tapping, comfort-zone tunes. Martin Bray, Paul Henderson II, Megann Schmidt and Akilah Williams perform with Music Director, Scott Henderson. Mistress of Ceremonies is Martha Benedict. Martha Benedict and Kathryn Murray, Producers.

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Photos courtesy Scott Henderson

Prepare to be entertained and happy!

Coming up in October: A Broadway Cabaret

Upbeat, nightclub-style revue features beloved Broadway and stage songs from the last 100 years, from Gilbert & Sullivan to Wicked. Ballads, comedy numbers, and show-stoppers from favorites like HMS Pinafore, Mikado, South Pacific, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, and Kiss Me Kate. The four lead performers, veterans of many local and regional productions, were all featured in the recent Musical Birthday Bash Revue at the Bellingham Theatre Guild: Martin Bray, Paul Henderson, Megann Schmidt, and Akilah Williams, with special guest appearances (for Night Beat) by Iris Likkel and Edward Davidson. The revue is produced by Martha Benedict and Kathy Murray; musical director is Scott Henderson.
Your choice of one-hour, free, daytime program
cccccFree Wednesday Morning Concert
cccccOctober 1, 10:30 am – Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas Street.
cccccPublic welcome – Donations accepted to help fund our student awards
or full-length, ticketed, evening event
cccccBMC presents Night Beat
cccccOctober 2, Thursday, 7:30 pm – Firehouse PAC, 1314 Harris Avenue
ccccc$15 Tickets on sale at Village Books, Piper Music and online.
cccccSeating will be limited. Get your tickets early!

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Photo courtesy Scott Henderson

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!

BMC postcard sept 2014 final 3In case you missed violinist Glenn Donnellan featured on KING-FM Musical Chairs on August 22, you can listen to the interview online by clicking here