Harmony from Discord

Experience Music that Transcends.

Experience Harmony from Discord.

Our Harmony from Discord concert series celebrates music that transcends oppression by shining a light on composers whose music has endured through the darkest of times across the globe.

Performances have included works by Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff, and the North American Premiere of Pál Hermann's Cello Concerto. The series also features contemporary compositions and commissions created in remembrance. Such works include Sharon Farber's Bestemming, which was performed in 2017 in honor of Curt Lowens, a Holocaust survivor who is remembered for rescuing about 150 Jewish children.

The annual concerts started in 2016 have expanded beyond the Holocaust to focus on voices that have been historically oppressed. The BSO is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and therefore increasingly we weave Harmony from Discord elements throughout our entire season. Music transcending oppression, whether in context of composition or performance, demonstrates powerfully the intersection of artistic expression with social justice. The local community’s feedback shows enthusiasm for our Harmony from Discord programming, amplifying underrepresented voices while maintaining consistent standards of the highest quality artists and performed works. Look for our Harmony from Discord symbol noting these works throughout our season, and learn more our annual featured concert, Center Stage with Harmony from Discord, below.

Harmony from Discord
"Music is life, and like life, inextinguishable." - Carl Nielsen

If you have any questions about the Harmony from Discord program, please call our office at (360) 756-6752 or email

Sep 29, 2024
Season Concert

Moving Forward

Philippe Quint, violin

Join the BSO as we kick off our 49th season!

Nov 24, 2024
Season Concert


Jeff Midkiff, mandolin

Celebrate music of the Americas with the BSO!

Jan 26, 2025
Season Concert

Rising Up

David A. Rahbee
guest conductor
Dawn Posey, violin

Join the BSO as Concertmaster Dawn Posey solos!

Apr 27, 2025
Season Concert

Singing Out

Itamar Zorman, violin
Heather Dudenbostel, soprano
Richard Hodges, baritone

Itamar Zorman joins BSO for a powerful afternoon of music!

Past Events

Jun 9, 2024
Season Concert

Symphonic Dances

Kinan Azmeh, clarinet

Let's wrap up another unforgettable season of live music with an exhilarating program, featuring composer & clarinetist Kinan Azmeh.

May 5, 2024
Season Concert

The Dream of America

Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, cello
Local narrators

Don't miss this thrilling program of Márquez’s Conga del Fuego, Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto, and Boyer’s Ellis Island.

May 3, 2024

Ellis Island: The Dream of America


Join the orchestra and local narrators for this educational experience, featuring Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America!

thank you to our Harmony from Discord Sponsors!

Carol & David Robinson