Program for the 2017 Festival

MICHAEL PALMER, ARTISTIC DIRECTORMichael Palmer, Artistic Director


All concerts begin at 7:30 pm except for July 9 Chamber by the Bay at 4:00 pm.
Pre-concert talks take place at 6:30 pm. No pre-concert talk on July 2 or 9.

All concerts, except Chamber by the Bay, take place at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.

July 1, 2017

Pre-concert talk – Ben Taylor, Composer
Patrick HarlinRapture
RachmaninoffRhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (Marc-Andre Hamelin, Piano)
Ben TaylorAurum Tetra, Concerto For String Quartet (Calidore Quartet) World Premiere
StravinskyFirebird Suite (1919 Version)

July 2, 2017

Calidore String Quartet
MozartQuartet No. 15 In D Minor
JanacekQuartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
DvorakQuartet In F Major, Op 96, “American”

July 8, 2017

Pre-concert talk – Dr. Robert Lynch
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 (Jeremy Denk, Piano)

  Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major “Eroica”

July 9, 2017

Chamber By The Bay At Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Featuring Festival Orchestra Principals
MozartSerenade for Winds in C minor, K. 388
BrahmsViola Quintet in F major, Op 88
A catered reception of light appetizers follows the concert

July 13, 2017

Pre-concert talk – Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel
HaydnTrumpet Concerto In E-Flat Major (Charles Butler)
DvorakViolin Concerto In A Minor, Op. 53 (Tim Fain, Violin)
SchubertSymphony #4 In C Minor D.417 “Tragic”

July 16, 2017

Pre-concert talk – Zuill Bailey, guest artist
Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
Haydn Cello Concerto In C Major (Zuill Bailey)
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 In A Major “Italian”

July 21, 2017

Pre-concert talk – Dr. Stephen Rumph

All Bernstein Evening: An Early Celebration Of Bernstein’s 100Th Anniversary

Bernstein Candide Overture
  The Serenade (Robert McDuffie, Violin)
  Chichester Psalms (Bellingham Festival Chorus And Boy Soprano Alex Zuniga)
  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story