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Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Presents:

Beethoven’s Heroic

Soloist: Amit Peled, cello

This year’s Harmony from Discord concert features a moving piece inspired by the courageous and inspirational life of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, who helped save ~150 Jewish children as part of the Dutch Resistance. We are very pleased to be joined by composer Sharon Farber.

Sometimes called “Jacqueline du Pré in a farmer’s body,” soloist Amit Peled often surprises audiences with the ways he breaks down barriers between performers and the public, making classical music more accessible to wider audiences.

We close with one of Beethoven’s most iconic works, Eroica, or Heroic. This work was originally dedicated to and named after Napoleon, but upon hearing that Napoleon had declared himself Emperor, Beethoven went into a rage and renamed the work Eroica.


  • Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra, and Narrator – Sharon Farber
  • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (Eroica) – Ludwig van Beethoven

With special thanks to project sponsors Carol & David Robinson

A pre-concert lecture about the repertoire by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel starts at 2:15. Admission is free; but these are very popular, and fill fast!

This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

Box Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am to show time. If there is no show, the office closes at 6:00 pm.
On weekends, the office opens 2 hours prior to show time

Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


All sales are final. Please check your order thoroughly before making your purchase. MBT Members can exchange the value of their tickets for another MBT-presented show of equal value. Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office before the show for an exchange. Tickets can be donated back to the Theatre at least 24 hours before the show as a tax deductable contribution.

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