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Western Washington University – Performing Arts Center

516 High St., Bellingham, WA

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www.pacseries.edu

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WWU Voice Department New Student Showcase

Classical (Solo Vocal)

Enjoy an evening of songs and arias featuring our first-year voice students. It is part of the "Liederabend" series, just with a more specific focus. This concert is free and begins in the PAC Concert Hall (155) at 7:30 P.M.

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• Wed 2/21/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Heavy Metal Concert

Classical

Our low brass ensemble, directed by Dr. Carla Rutschman, will play a concert of classical transcriptions and original music made for the heavy sounds of low brass instruments. This concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Fri 2/23/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU - Gabriel Taylor-Uding Junior Guitar Recital

Classical

Guitar student Gabriel Taylor-Uding performs a junior recital at Wesern Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sun 2/25/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents Daniel Hsu

Classical

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Daniel Hsu began piano studies with Larisa Kagan at 6. He was accepted at age 10 to the Curtis Institute of Music, where he is the Richard A. Doran Fellow and studies with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff. His notable recitals include appearances at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series; and Merkin Concert Hall’s Tuesday matinee series in New York.

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• Tue 2/27/18 at - 7:30 PM

Sound | Counterpoint: The Red Earth Project

Classical

The Red Earth Project was one of the most popular programs of sound|counterpoint‘s 2015/16 season. Featuring works of F. Couperin, Rameau, J.S. Bach, Armstrong/Oliver, Ellington/Strayhorn, Gershwin, Simon & Garfunkel, Radiohead, Kate Bush, curated with arrangements and originals by Adam Haws. sound|counterpoint is a professional affiliate of Early Music Seattle.

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• Wed 2/28/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Wind Symphony

Classical

The 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.

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• Thu 3/1/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Composers of Western (C.O.W.)

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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• Fri 3/2/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU - Lauren Zinke Junior Recital

Classical, Classical (Solo Vocal)

Vocal student Lauren Zinke performs her junior recital at Wesern Washington University. The recital is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Sat 3/3/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Combined Choirs: Winter Choral Concert

Classical, A cappella

The Western Washington University Concert Choir, Advanced Treble Choir, University Men's Choir, and University Women's Choir join forces for an evening of music. The concert is free and begins at 8:00 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall. For more details, visit: https://cfpa.wwu.edu/event/concert-choir-university-choir-0

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Flute Studio Recital

Classical

Students of Lisa McCarthy will perform the pieces they have been working on all winter. From Baroque to Contemporary, solos and ensembles will present a wide range of pieces. This concert is free and begins at 7:30 pm in PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Thu 3/8/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Jazz Ensembles

Jazz

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

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• Fri 3/9/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Band Festival

Classical

The WWU Band Festival is a non-competitive festival for bands throughout Washington State. All participating bands will receive audio comments from 2 collegiate band directors, participate in a clinic, and students will participate in masterclasses with WWU music faculty. In addition, all participating bands will attend a concert featuring the WWU Wind Symphony.

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• Sat 3/10/18 at 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

WWU Symphony Orchestra

Classical

Western faculty pianist Judith Widrig joins the WWU Symphony Orchestra for an evening of musical “found objects.” In creating her work Holy Roller, Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mazolli took inspiration from the Watts Towers in Los Angeles and the French Le Palais Ideal, two gargantuan works of art crafted piece by piece over decades. She describes these edifices as “single obsessive private expressions of obsession and devotion.” Brahms’ much-beloved Variations on a Theme of Haydn represent his own fixation on a found object, in this case the noble but quirky St. Anthony Chorale (not by Haydn, incidentally). Finally Leonard Bernstein’s Second Symphony, “The Age of Anxiety,” is a musical rendering of W.H. Auden’s 1947 epic poem of the same name. Program: Missy Mazzoli - Holy Roller Jonannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”) Judith Widrig, piano

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• Mon 3/12/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Chamber I 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 I performance features wind and brass players.

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• Tue 3/13/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Symphonic Band Concert

Classical

On December 2nd, the Western Washington University Symphonic band, composed of around 90 instrumentalists, will perform at the university's Performing Arts Center.

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• Wed 3/14/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Chamber II Concert

Chamber Music, 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 3/15/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU - sound X presents Ensemble Proton Bern

World, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

The Ensemble Proton Bern embarks on their first international tour presenting new music by Swiss composers and a world premiere by Donald Stewart. Members of Ensemble Proton Bern: Schafer, Dominique (*1967), Kyburz, Hanspeter (*1960), Stewart, Donald J. (*1970), Frank, Andreas Eduardo (*1987)

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• Sun 3/18/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

WWU - Ensemble Proton Bern - Workshop & Open Rehearsal

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), World

Sound X partners with WWU College of Fine and Performing Arts and WWU Music Department to present an open rehearsal and student workshop in exploring contemporary technique on standard and unique instruments. This is a workshop you can't miss, as Ensemble Proton Bern makes their first visit to the Pacific Northwest, all the way from Switzerland. This is event is free and will be held in WWU PAC Room 16 (on Lower Level 2).

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• Sun 3/18/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WWU Concerto Competition Finals

Classical (Solo Vocal), Classical

Western Washington University’s top student soloists compete to perform with the WWU Symphony Orchestra. This annual event showcases the finest talent from Western’s brass, percussion, piano, string, and vocal studios. Out of ten finalists, three will be chosen to join the Symphony as featured soloists on its June 4, 2018 concert.

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• Wed 3/21/18 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU Theatre presents: HIR

Comedy/Drama

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it. Written by Taylor Mac Directed by Rich Brown

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• Thu 4/12/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Fri 4/13/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Sat 4/14/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Wed 4/18/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Thu 4/19/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Fri 4/20/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
• Sat 4/21/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU Presents: HIR

Comedy/Drama

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it. Written by Taylor Mac Directed by Rich Brown

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• Sat 4/21/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM