August 29, 2023

Kare Bailor

Celebrating 10 Years with the Maestro!

General tickets for the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra's 48th Season are on sale now

This October marks 10 years since Music Director Yaniv Attar took the stage at the Mount Baker Theatre for his debut performance with the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra) on October 6, 2013. The debut concert, titled Celebrate! Debut, featured the Die Fledermaus overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.  At the end of that season, Maestro Attar commented: "My first season with the WSO has been truly remarkable...The support and love of the community to our wonderful symphony is, in my mind, unparalleled and a source of envy to many orchestras in this country."

Since then, Attar has championed innovative and inclusive programming and brought dozens of guest artists to Whatcom County to perform with the orchestra. The Harmony from Discord programmatic series, which Attar spearheaded in 2016, shines a light on music that transcends oppression. Harmony from Discord will continue this year with works interwoven throughout the season concerts as well as a Center Stage with Harmony from Discord concert on May 5th, featuring Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America and Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto from the iconic film.

In celebration of the anniversary season, Attar will conduct each concert with a commemorative baton that concertgoers can take home with them by donation. More information about the Anniversary Batons may be found on the website or by calling (360) 756-6752.

To learn more about the BSO's upcoming 48th Season, visit the website or contact the Mount Baker Theatre directly for tickets.

Tickets start at just $15.

All concerts are Sundays at 3PM at Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets start at $15. For details, call the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office at (360) 734-6080 or visit the BSO website at

Doors open at 2PM. 

Our Pre-Concert Lecture will take place at 2:15PM in the Walton Theatre and is free for ticket holders. Seating is limited. Please note: These lectures are very popular and fill up quickly!

This concert qualifies for Classical Kids, Take-A-Teen, and Student Rush ticket discounts. Visit to learn more.

New to the Symphony scene? Check out the BSO's Visit Us page for a helpful FAQ, so you know what to expect:

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