Music Society's 'Family Concert' includes 'instrument petting zoo'


The Bellingham Chamber Music Society and Bellingham House Concerts are collaborating with the Amadeus Project for a "Celebrate Chamber Music" weekend festival, Friday through Sunday, June 13-15, in the Rotunda Room at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall building, 121 Prospect St.

Music-lovers of all ages can explore chamber music with the Music Society's "Fun Family Concert," featuring Plog's "Animal Ditties" for wind quintet and narrator, and Arnold's "Sea Shanties," at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13.

The concert will include musical instrument demonstrations and an "instrument petting zoo" provided by Western Washington University's music education department, Bellingham Windworks, and Piper Music. The concert is free for kids and $12 for adults.

Other concerts for the festival will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, featuring four Seattle string players ($20 adults, $5 students); and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, featuring violinist Artur Girsky, cellist Rowena Hammill and Bellingham pianists Jeffrey Gilliam and Dan Sabo (free).

Details: 360-303-4014 or 360-671-6104.

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