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Western Washington University – Performing Arts Center

516 High St., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-650-6146

Website:
www.pacseries.edu

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Upcoming Events

WWU - Recital Flute and Clarinet, Katie Taylor & Lily Quintana

Classical

Flute and clarinet students Katie Taylor and Lily Quintata perform a duo recital at Western Washington University. This recital is free and begins at 12:00 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sun 5/20/18 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WWU - Brittany Newell Graduate Violin Recital

Classical

Violin student Brittany Newell performs her graduate recital at Western Washington University. This recital is free and begins at 4:00 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sun 5/20/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dan Nguyen and Emily Tripp Studio Flute Recital

Classical

Flute students Dan Nguyen and Emily Tripp perform their duo studio recital at Western Washington University. This recital is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sun 5/20/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Viola, Clarinet, and Piano Studio Recital

Classical

Viola student Antti Niemisto, clarinet student Fabian Nieto, and piano student Aubrey Marks-Johnson join forces for a night of music. This concert is free and begins at 7:30 PM in the PAC Choir Room (16).

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Brassapalooza

Classical

Brassers unite! The evening will combine the forces of all four brass studios at Western to create an epic program to bring out the brass geek in you. The evening also features a performance by the Western’s faculty brass quintet.

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Liederabend: Western Singers in Concert

Classical (Solo Vocal), Classical

German for "Evening of Song," the Liederabend concert series features students from Western Voices as well as WWU Voice Studios. Students will perform dynamic art songs and arias representing a synthesis of poetry, music, and tradition.

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• Wed 5/23/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Wind Symphony

Classical

The WWU Wind Symphony, a select group of Western Washington University's finest musicians, performs literature from the standard wind band repertoire as well as music from some of today's best living composers. Additionally, the WWU Symphonic Band, involving eighty-plus players, performs standard literature for concert band as well as other contemporary works. Many non-majors perform in this ensemble and enjoy the challenges and rewards of participating. Together, they join forces for an evening of music.

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• Thu 5/24/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Benjamin Seavello Senior Composition Recital

Classical

Music composition student Benjamin Seavello performs his senior recital at Western Washington University.

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• Fri 5/25/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Jacob Bernado Senior Recital

Classical (Solo Vocal), Classical

Voice student Jacob Bernado performs his senior recital at Western Washington University.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Composers of Western (COW)

Classical

WWU student composers present new works in performance. Hear creativity unfold as Western's musicians collaboratively forge new ground.The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Wed 5/30/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Concert Choir Alumni Celebration

Classical

Please join Western Washington University’s Concert Choir for our Spring Alumni Celebration Concert in the WWU Performing Arts Center Concert Hall (155). This celebration will feature Concert Choir alumni joining with the current WWU Concert Choir to perform some of the choir’s most beautiful signature pieces; represented will be music from choral concerts, conducted by Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone during her twenty three years as the WWU Director of Choral Activities and conductor of Concert Choir. Composers include Orff, Durufle, Rachmaninoff, Hassler, Copland, and Gilbert & Sullivan, as well as a variety of folk songs and spirituals. The event will be followed by a reception in the PAC lobby. For additional information call 360-650-2385 or email choral.library@wwu.edu.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WWU - Jackson Stewart-DeBelly Studio Recital

Classical

Instrumentalist Jackson Stewart-DeBelly performs a studio recital at Western Washington University. This recital is free and begins at 2:00 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sun 6/3/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WWU Symphony Orchestra

Classical

Western’s top student soloists join the WWU Symphony Orchestra for its final concert of the season, culminating in Debussy’s 1905 symphonic masterpiece La mer. Program - Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No. 7 in E-flat Major. Wayra Quinchiguango, clarinet. Duparc: Three Songs. Jacob Bernado, tenor. Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F. Sarah Potocki, piano. Debussy: La mer.

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• Mon 6/4/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Chamber I

Classical

Every quarter, students in the WWU Music Department form chamber groups and play music without a conductor, instead relying on body language and non-verbal communication to stay together and enhance the music.The Chamber I performance features brass and wind players. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Tue 6/5/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Chamber II

Classical

Every quarter, students in the WWU Music Department form chamber groups and play music without a conductor, instead relying on body language and non-verbal communication to stay together and enhance the music.The Chamber II performance features string players.The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Thu 6/7/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Jazz Ensembles

Jazz

Come listen to brilliant WWU musicians play live jazz music for free! The concert begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Fri 6/8/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Walter Schwede Faculty Recital

Classical

Featuring students of Walter Schwede, this recital will include the works of Bach, Mozart, and others. Come support WWU string players in their element. This recital is free and begins at 7:30 PM in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Tue 6/12/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WWU - Piano Studio Recital

Classical

Join us for a night filled with piano solos and ensembles. Enjoy works by Chopin, Rochmonanoff, and Debussy as the students of Dr. Judith Widrig take the stage. This recital is free and begins at 6:00 PM in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Thu 6/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WWU - Electronic Composers of Western (ECOW)

Classical

WWU student composers present new electronic works in performance. Hear creativity unfold as Western's musicians collaboratively forge new ground.The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Choir Room (16).

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• Thu 6/14/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music 25th Anniversary Season Opening Night

Orchestral

Violinist Stefan Jackiw joins Artistic Director Michael Palmer and the BFM Orchestra in the Korngold Violin Concerto. Other Works on the program: Dvorak's "Carnival" Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 1. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM free with concert tickets. Additional concerts through July 20.

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• Sat 6/30/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Calidore String Quartet

Classical, Chamber Music

As part of its 25th Silver Anniversary celebrations, BFM presents its chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers, and Ryan Meehan, Violins; Jeremy Berry, Viola; and Estelle Choi, Cello) in a full recital. Program: Mozart String Quartet in D Major, K. 575; Bartok String Quartet No. 5; and Beethoven String Quartet op.59, No. 3. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM free with concert tickets. Additional concerts through July 20.

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• Sun 7/1/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Pianist Inon Banatan in Second Program of 25th Anniversary Season

Classical

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• Sat 7/7/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations

Classical, Orchestral

The BFM Orchestra and Artistic Director Michael Palmer present Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal winning cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations.” The program also features the west coast premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Fourth Symphony “Chromelodeon,” jointly commissioned by the festival. Other works of Vaughan Williams and Ravel. A free pre-concert talk takes place at 6:30 PM.

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• Wed 7/11/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Violinist Simone Porter in Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

Classical, Orchestral

Violinist Simone Porter joins Artistic Director Michael Palmer and the BFM Orchestra in the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1. Other works on the program: Mozart "Haffner" Symphony and Schumann Symphony No. 2. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM free with concert tickets. Additional concerts through July 20.

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• Sun 7/15/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Soprano Maria Valdes, BFM Chorus in Poulenc "Gloria."

Classical, Choral, Orchestral

Soprano Maria Valdes and the BFM Chorus join Artistic Director Michael Palmer and the BFM Orchestra in the Poulenc "Gloria." Also on the program: Berlioz Symphonie fantastique. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm free with concert tickets. See earlier concerts beginning June 30.

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• Fri 7/20/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM