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Russian piano sensation Ilya Yakushev returns to the Bellingham Festival March 19

Interview by ELLEN PFEIFER Edited by AUDREY KELLEY   On March 19, Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev will return to the Bellingham Festival of Music for a solo recital after a brilliant debut in July 2016 as a last minute substitute in … Continue reading Russian piano sensation Ilya Yakushev returns to the Bellingham Festival March 19

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Annual ‘WELCOME HOME’ guest artist Eli Schille-Hudson has “deep roots” in Bellingham, down to the instrument he plays on

The origin of 2013 Dake Traphagen guitar played by classical guitarist Eli Schille-Hudson, this year’s ‘Welcome Home’ guest artist, perfectly symbolizes the journey and upbringing of this emerging young artist. Like the hands that play it, this guitar was made in Bellingham, Washington. Continue reading Annual ‘WELCOME HOME’ guest artist Eli Schille-Hudson has “deep roots” in Bellingham, down to the instrument he plays on

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The Bellingham Herald has 10 reasons for you to attend the 2016 Festival…and they are good ones

Magnificent natural beauty, a masterful maestro leading an outstanding Festival Orchestra and a varied and impressive program with a world-class roster of guest artists are a few of the reasons to attend the 2016 Season from July 1st through the 17th. Continue reading The Bellingham Herald has 10 reasons for you to attend the 2016 Festival…and they are good ones

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Guest artist Lynn Harrell and the relationship of musicians with their instruments

“Over time, musicians become one with our instrument partner and so it happened with this cello and me. I changed it, and it unquestionably changed me.” From his first job in the Cleveland Orchestra as sixth cellist (where he advanced … Continue reading Guest artist Lynn Harrell and the relationship of musicians with their instruments