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Bassoon Apocalypse


2nd Annual Bassoon Apocalypse Concert features ghoulish, frightening music performed by the WWU Bassoon Ensemble dressed in costume. Come join the fun and enter our costume contest to win a prize. This event is free and will begin at 7:30 in the PAC Concert Hall.


• Sat 10/27/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - Global Spice presents Seffarine

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

Seffarine's international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki's rich heritage, which spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, by mixing Arabic Andalusi music with Manuel Gutierrez's explosive flamenco footwork, the grooves of acclaimed bassist Damian Erskine and the exotic instrumentation of Persian master multi-instrumentalist Bobak Salehi. These diverse backgrounds meld into an intoxicating blend of ancient and modern that Bass Player Magazine describes as a “gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”. Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae's home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths' hammers.


• Fri 11/2/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WWU - Concert Choir Fall Concert


The WWU Concert Choir will present a varied program of beautiful choral music from the classical and folk traditions. The choir will be joined by special guests, the Squalicum High School Concert Choir, conducted by Jason Parker. This event is free and begins at 8:00 PM in the PAC Concert Hall (155).


• Tue 11/6/18 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Liederabend: Western Singers in Concert

Classical (Solo Vocal)

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 on this concert by their peers and instructors. In addition to featuring some of our advanced voice students, this performance will also feature Western's voice faculty members! The concert is free and begins at 7:30 P.M. in the PAC Concert Hall.


• Wed 11/7/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WWU Symphony Orchestra

Classical, Orchestral

Join the Western Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ryan Dudenbostel as they opens their 2018-2019 season with masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Britten, and Shostakovich. Graduate student conductor Mika Armaly leads the orchestra in two selections from Tchaikovsky’s iconic opera Eugene Onegin, and faculty members Eric Rieger and Gustavo Camacho join for the ravishing Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings by Benjamin Britten. By turns brooding and manic, Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1939 Symphony No. 6 in B minor concludes the program. Program: P. I. Tchaikovsky: Waltz and Grand Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. Mika Armaly, conductor. Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. Eric Rieger, tenor. Gustavo Camacho, horn. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54.


• Fri 11/16/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WWU - A Light in the Darkness


A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort, featuring the WWU Concert Choir. Dr. Leslie Guelker -Cone, conductor. Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7 pm. Church of the Assumption, Bellingham. As Thanksgiving approaches in the Pacific Northwest and the days grow short in preparation for the coming winter, our thoughts turn to home and hearth and comfort. We are reminded of the joys of family and community and celebration, and we are thankful for the incomparable beauty that surrounds us. We greet the season with mixture of feelings: nostalgia and loss, gratitude and hope. This concert will feature beautiful choral music that reflects these varied themes as we join together to usher in the holiday season with songs that inspire and uplift us, bringing light to our wintry days. Celebrate winter in the Pacific Northwest with a magical evening of beautiful choral music, solos, candles, and poetry. A Bellingham tradition Tickets $15/$12/$8 available through the WWU Box Office and at the door.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM