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May Concert Update

April 19, 2020

Hello BSO Supporters and Musicians - 

In an effort to keep everyone healthy and reduce the risk of transmission, the BSO has made the difficult decision to cancel the Brahms’ Violin concert and related events scheduled for Sunday, May 31st. With the growing concern around the coronavirus (Covid-19), I want to assure you that the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Office Staff and Board of Directors are closely monitoring the situation. We are doing everything possible to protect the health of our patrons, staff, musicians, and community. 

Since we aren’t able to perform for you live, we will be making a virtual concert available on our Watch and Listen page under the Events tab. This performance will feature:

  • An interview and solo performance with our Guest Artist Chee-Yun on violin
  • A special performance from musicians of the BSO
  • A message from Yaniv
  • The unveiling of our 45th Anniversary Season

The recording will be available on our website on Sunday, May 31st starting at 3pm. For questions about how to watch online, please email info@bellinghamsymphony.org or call our office at 360-756-6752. It is my hope that during this time we can reach our community to uplift each other - from our homes, to yours.

Even though we can’t make music together at the concert, you can help to keep the music going! Cancelling a concert has significant financial ramifications for the BSO. Instead of a refund, please consider donating your ticket back to the Symphony. Your tickets to the Brahms’ Violin concert with the BSO will be automatically processed as a donation to the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra on Monday, June 7th. No further action is required to receive your tax deductible donation. If you choose to donate, the Symphony will receive your gift and send you a donation receipt, with our deepest gratitude.

If you would prefer a refund via your original payment method, please let us know by Friday, June 4th by emailing Tickets@MountBakerTheatre.com. Please note that the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office is working remotely. The best way to reach the MBT Box Office with questions will be by email. Please allow 1-2 billing cycles for your refund to appear.

“I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing community, one that loves the Arts, and especially music. I call the Bellingham Symphony my musical family, and each and every one of you is part of this musical family. We cannot wait to be together as an orchestra, and mostly, to be on stage at the Mount Baker Theatre to share music with you. Be safe, be healthy, and know we are thinking of you at these challenging times,” says Yaniv Attar, BSO Music Director. Please click here for a special musical message from Yaniv.

I hope you all stay healthy and well. I look forward to the time when we can safely gather together again and make music.

Sincerely -

Gail Ridenour, BSO Executive Director