This collaborative series with the Whatcom Museum focuses on kid-friendly performances the first Saturday of each month. Guests will meet a musician, hear them play, and participate in a related art activity. It is a fabulous and fun way to introduce kids to the instruments that make up an orchestra! Saturdays with the Symphony take place in the Family Interactive Gallery inside the Lightcatcher building and are included with admission/free to Museum members.
Kay Reilly, percussionist, has been in the Bellingham Symphony since 2006. She is the band director at Squalicum High School (also since 2006) and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Before moving to Bellingham, Kay taught in Issaquah, WA and at the Hong Kong International School. Kay earned her Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University in Illinois, where she studied with Michael Burritt and James Ross, and won the school's annual concerto competition her senior year. She earned her Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the Ohio State University, where she studied with Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, and won first place in the Women in Music Columbus competition. When not teaching or playing music, Kay loves playing yard-baseball and driveway-badminton with her son, walking on trails, working in her garden, cooking and baking, and playing many a game of Skip-Bo or Phase 10. She is also a lifelong Star Trek fan, though she is year of the Earth Sheep and prefers to keep her feet on the ground.
For more details, visit the Whatcom Museum website.