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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

Sanford-Hill Piano Series: George Li

Classical

Silver medalist in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and winner of the prestigious XIV Concours International Grand Prix Animato 2014 Paris, George Li is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists. His astonishing technique, distinctive tonal quality, and exceptional musicality have earned him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his solo recitals, orchestral collaborations, and chamber music performances.

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• Fri 10/20/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Voice Recital: Octavia Schultz

Classical

Octavia Schultz performs a voice recital at Western Washington University. This recital is free and begins at 8:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Tue 10/24/17 at - 8:00 PM

WWU Bassoon Halloween Concert

Classical

Join the WWU Bassoon Studio for the Bassoon Apocalypse, a Halloween-inspired concert for the ages! The concert is absolutely free and features music from The Nightmare Before Christmas, In the Hall of the Mountain King, and Thriller. Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win a prize! The haunt begins at 7:00 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at - 7:00 PM

Global Spice Presents: Projeto Arcomusical

Chamber Music

Projeto Arcomusical is a world music sextet reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through a repertoire of unique, powerful, original concert chamber music. Projeto Arcomusical formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the collaborative composition cycle co-composed by ensemble members Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. A CD recording of MeiaMeia is now available on Innova Recordings.

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• Sun 11/5/17 at - 7:30 PM

Deborah Lipstadt, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving

Talks/Lectures

In "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt recounts the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist. The judge found Irving to be a Holocaust denier, a falsifier of history, a racist, an antisemite, and a liar. Her legal battle lasted approximately five years. In July 2001, the Court of Appeal resoundingly rejected Irving’s attempt to appeal the judgment against him. For questions about tickets and AA/EO accommodations, please contact (360) 650-6146 or boxoffice@wwu.edu, all other questions please direct to Wolpow.Institute@wwu.edu.

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• Wed 11/15/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WWU Music: NowHearThis!

Classical

Join NowHearThis! Western’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, perform modern chamber works. Presenting challenging and eclectic music in a casual, accessible atmosphere, NowHearThis! seeks to bring new audiences to this great repertoire.

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• Wed 11/15/17 at - 7:30 PM

Liederabend: Western Singers in Concert

Classical

German for "Evening of Song," the Liederabend concert series features students from the WWU Voice Studios in dynamic performances of art songs and arias representing a synthesis of poetry, music, and tradition. Students have been nominated to perform in this concert by their peers and instructors.

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• Thu 11/16/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Symphony Orchestra Concert

Classical

The WWU Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017-2018 concert season with an international program of music, including the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Patrick Harlin in celebration of pianist Jeffrey Gilliam’s 25th year on the faculty. Concert Program: Arturo Marquez: Danzón No. 2; Patrick Harlin: Piano Concerto (World Premiere) with Jeffrey Gilliam, piano; Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major (“Drumroll”).

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• Fri 11/17/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Violin Recital: Matthew Gudakov

Classical

Matthew Gudakov performs a violin recital at Western Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 4:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Sat 11/18/17 at - 4:00 PM

A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort

Classical

This concert will feature beautiful choral music to help usher in the holiday season with songs that inspire and uplift us, bringing light to our wintry days. Featuring the Western Washington University Concert Choir conducted by Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone with special guests WWU faculty percussionist Dr. Patrick Roulet and staff pianist Rachel Roulet. Box Office: 360-650-6146 or visit http://bit.ly/2y2sh1z.

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• Sat 11/18/17 at - 7:00 PM

WWU University Choir Concert

Classical

The Western Washington University Men's Choir and University Women's Choir join forces for an evening of music. Consisting of a combination of music majors, minors, and non-majors, the University Choirs are open to all university students.

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• Sun 11/19/17 at - 3:00 PM

WWU Composers of Western Concert

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 Concert Hall.

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• Mon 11/27/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Wind Symphony Concert

Classical

From an ensemble of some of WWU's best Music students comes the kind of music you hear in the movies. Drop in for all the suspense and thrilling inspiration that a symphony concert brings!

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• Thu 11/30/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Jazz Ensembles

Jazz

Studies show that listening to music at 60-80 beats per minute, like jazz, can alter your mind! Your brain can synchronize with the beat, resulting in alpha brainwaves which make you relaxed but alert. That can help you think more clearly. Listening to jazz for at least 45 minutes can help you sleep better, with less dysfunction during the day. It can also decrease pain, lower blood pressure, and boost your immune system. Get your jazz fix live from the WWU Jazz Ensembles! The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Fri 12/1/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Junior Cello Recital: Cori Holquinn

Classical

Cori Holquinn performs a cello recital at Western Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 4:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Sat 12/2/17 at - 4:00 PM

WWU Junior Voice Recital: Mac Wright

Classical (Solo Vocal)

Mac Wright performs a voice recital at Western Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 8:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Sat 12/2/17 at - 8:00 PM

WWU Voice Recital: Dylan Cisneros

Classical (Solo Vocal)

Dylan Cisneros performs a voice recital at Western Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 8:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall.

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• Sun 12/3/17 at - 8:00 PM

WWU Chamber I Concert

Classical, Chamber Music

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 wind players. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Tue 12/5/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Symphonic Band Concert

Classical

Involving eighty-plus players, the Symphonic Band performs standard literature for concert band by composers such as Holst, Grainger, Sousa, and Reed as well as contemporary works. Many non-majors perform in this ensemble and enjoy the challenges and rewards of participating. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Wed 12/6/17 at - 7:30 PM

WWU Chamber II Concert

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.

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• Thu 12/7/17 at - 7:30 PM