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October 4, 2022

Dear BSO Musicians,

First rehearsal for Concert II:

10/11 6:30-9pm MBT

String Sectionals with Michael Wheatley

Rehearsals begin next week! Quick reminder that rehearsals will now be starting at 6:30pm to allow for longer break time. First rehearsal 10/11 is string sectional ONLY. Study recordings are available on the Player Page. Please note that the Gardner is a special recording the composer sent to us and is not to be shared. If you have not already filled out this concert's availability survey, please do so here.

Please see message from Yaniv below:


I hope this email finds you all well and you are enjoying the break. I am also hoping very much that you are enjoying learning the repertoire for this cycle - it is definitely challenging but you'll love it!

On the players page, Shachaf uploaded a sound file of the Gardner piece - it was only performed once  - enjoy listening to it - it should give you an idea about the work. The sound file is right under the Bernstein recording.

Copland - here is Anthony's recording with the NY Phil:


And a snippet of another performance of him:


Please listen to these recordings and watch tricky sections in your music -trust me, it's no fun sightreading this!

Copland 2nd movement and Bernstein 2nd movement are a priority :)

Next week is our first rehearsal - just string sectional - Michael Wheatly will do it, and I will be there as well. 

Thank you all and enjoy learning this amazing rep!


​BSO member upcoming news:

Message from Ken Bronstein:

The Northwinds Wind Quintet consists of members of the Skagit Symphony, and includes myself and Jackson Stewart-DeBelly, who also play in the Bellingham Symphony. We are participating in a fundraising concert for aid to Ukraine on October 15 in Bow, Washington, but we are having an open dress rehearsal in Bellingham on Thursday, October 13. This is a "Friends and Family" event, and is not being advertised to the general public.

The concert/rehearsal will be at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. It will start at 7:00 PM, and last about one hour. The repertoire includes music of Bartok, Beethoven, Schumann, Milhaud, and Haydn. Admission is free, but donations to be added to the receipts from the fundraising concert in Bow will be gratefully accepted.

​Message from Connor Smith:

I'm pleased to invite you and members of the Bellingham Symphony to the St. Olaf Orchestra at Western Washington Performing Arts Center in Bellingham on Sunday , October 16 at 7 p.m. during its 2022 Fall Tour. The concert is free and open to the public: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-olaf-orchestra-at-western-washington-university-pac-bellingham-tickets-396825213897​.​​​​

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,


Operations Manager