Pre-Concert Lecture Series
Dr. Edward Rutschman presents his insight during pre-concert lectures, an hour before each Classical concert. Dr. Rutschman's musicological articles have been published in the U.S. and in Italy, and his compositions have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Turkey. He is a recipient of the Bellingham Mayor's Arts Award and of Western Washington University's highest teaching award, the Excellence in Teaching.
Each pre-concert lecture begins an hour before the concert in the Mount Baker Theatre's Encore Room. Admission is free but seating is limited. Arrive early and enjoy a discussion that's guaranteed to enhance your enjoyment of the performance. (Pre-concert lectures are not presented before the Pops and Holiday concerts.)
Music in the Schools:
Each year thousands of elementary school students enjoy live music and interactive presentations by Symphony Musicians. For grades k-5, there are two programs: Beethoven In The Schools and Musicians In The Schools. See Outreach and Education for details.