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Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Presents:

Scottish Symphony & Sibelius

Soloist: Benjamin Beilman, violin

We open our 42nd season with rising star Benjamin Beilman, known for his intense and simmering perfect sound. Described by the New York Times for “ his soaring tone, range of color and sotto voce contrasts,” as well as for his “delicate, wistful rendition of Kreisler’s “Liebesleid,” he is the perfect soloist for Sibelius’s romantic and lush Violin Concerto.

The repertoire also features Mendelssohn’s lively & spirited Scottish Symphony. In 1829, he wrote to his family,

“In the deep twilight we went today to the palace where Queen Mary lived and loved…The chapel below is now roofless. Grass and ivy thrive there …. Everything is ruined, decayed, and the clear heavens pour in. I think I have found there the beginning of my ‘Scottish’ Symphony.”

Finishing with elements from Scottish folk dance, this work is an original contribution to the 19th century symphonies.

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.

Refunds/Exchanges:

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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