Learn At Home!
Learn about instruments, composers, music, and even how to conduct from the comfort of your home!


A Concerto Is a Conversation!

Learn about composer and pianist Kris Bowers.

Watch this special interview and performance with Kris and his grandfather Horace as they discuss life, music, and concertos. His new concerto “For a Younger Self” was premiered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and shown in this short video. Kris is an up and coming composer in LA who has scored music for an Oscar winning movie. 

As You Listen...

  • What struggles did Horace and Kris face? 
  • How do you imagine Kris felt listening to his piece performed by an orchestra?

Fun At Home!

  • If you were to write a concerto, who would you be having a conversation with? Draw a picture of how you imagine the music would sound.

This short film, A Concerto Is a Conversation, is by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers.

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You Can Help Keep the Music Going!

If you enjoy our weekly activities, please consider a donation to the BSO. The BSO does over 90 in-school performances each year, reaching thousands of students throughout Whatcom County.


Whatcom Arts Project

The BSO is a proud participant and a founding member of the new Whatcom Arts Project, a group of over 30 community arts nonprofits. The goal of the Whatcom Arts Project is to reach our community during this time of need to provide hope, entertainment, learning opportunities, and a sense of togetherness. Each week during the pandemic, the BSO posted learning activities and videos on our website and to social media as part of the Whatcom Arts Project.

To learn more about the Whatcom Arts Project and home friendly activities in our area, please visit: www.facebook.com/WhatcomArtsProject/ or https://www.bellingham.org/whatcom-arts-project/.