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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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Flute Masterclass with Justin Lee

Classical

Flute masterclass with New York Flutist and WWU alumni Justin Lee.

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• Wed 4/25/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WWU - Faculty Showcase Concert

Classical

Faculty of Western Washington University's Music Department perform a combined concert. Listen to professional musicians at the apex of their training and elan. This concert is free and is held in the PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Thu 4/26/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WWU - Video Game Orchestra Concert

Orchestral

Sam Brown, Antti Niemistö, and Fabian Nieto, conductors. Join us for a free night of nostalgic and invigorating video game music, featuring performers from all departments of WWU music! The program includes themes from Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros, Undertale, and more. You won't want to miss out on this fun evening we've been hard at work to prepare.

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• Fri 4/27/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Global Spice World Music Series Presents Miho and Diego Duo

World

The Miho & Diego Duo has been boldly blending Latin and Japanese musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy came together after years of admiring each other’s work and discovering that their sounds could be combined to make something genuinely new and unique. The Duo received their first invitation to Japan Tour in October 2007, where they performed in Tokyo, Kobe, Himi, Izumo and Kumamoto.

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• Thu 5/3/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Kyle Sholinder Junior Voice Recital

Classical (Solo Vocal)

Voice student Kyle Sholinder performs his junior 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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• Sat 5/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WWU features William Bolcom

Classical (Solo Vocal)

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• Fri 5/4/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Faculty/Guest Piano Duo Recital

Classical

WWU piano faculty Milica Jelaca Jovanovic will play a Piano Duo recital with her partner Marija Ilic. An active performer of the traditional repertoire and new music in New York City, Marija has been praised as a "clear and decisive musician,"compelling," and "poetic," and noted for her "quiet intensity" by The New York Times. The program will include works by Ligeti, Bach, Franck, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Bolcom. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 PM in the PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Wed 5/9/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Collegium Musicum Annual Concert

Classical

WWU Department of Music presents a concert by the Classical/Baroque ensemble Collegium Musicum. The theme for the concert is the Sturm und Drang, featuring the minor key works by Johann Christian Bach, Johann Baptist Vanhal, and Joseph Martin Kraus. The concert will last about 55 minutes in length. The Collegium Classical Period orchestral ensemble is conducted by Dr. Bertil van Boer.

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• Sat 5/12/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - NowHearThis!

Classical

Western Washington University's contemporary music collective, presents works by John Adams, Luciano Berio, Kenji Bunch, David Byrne, and Nico Muhly. Performing challenging and eclectic music in a casual, accessible atmosphere NowHearThis! seeks to bring new audiences to this great and adventurous repertoire. Program: David Byrne: In the Future (1984), John Adams: Hallelujah Junction (1996), Nico Muhly: Balance Problems 2013), Kenji Bunch: Paraphraseology (1999), Luciano Berio: O King (1968).

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• Wed 5/16/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Scholarship Brass Quintets

Classical

The Brass and Woodwind Scholarship Quintets join forces in this full length feature recital. Western Scholarship brass and wind quintets perform frequently each quarter in outreach concerts and performance tours. Members are carefully selected each year from the top auditionees at the highly competitive annual music department auditions.This event is free and begins at 7:30 in the PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Thu 5/17/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Guitars of Western

Classical

Guitar students of Western come together to perform trios, quartets, and orchestra music. Featured works include Vivaldi, Guami, Leo Brouwer and a new composition by guitar professor David Feingold. Also featured is a piece for two guitars, written by WWU Composition Major Isaac Seavello. This event is free and begins at 7:30 PM in the PAC Concert Hall (155).

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• Fri 5/18/18 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

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 - 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
• 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 - 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 - Band Pops!

Classical

Featuring students from the WWU Department of Music, this collaborative concert will showcase a variety of work including classic pops literature, video game music, movie soundtracks, and more! The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.

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• Wed 6/6/18 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

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 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