The Bellingham Festival of Music unites principal players from major North American orchestras with exceptional musicians from other local, regional and national ensembles who, under the artistic direction of Michael Palmer, perform as the Festival Orchestra on Saturday, July 5, through July 20, with most concerts at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center.
Stellar musicians performing in this year's eight-concert season include soprano Joanna Mongiardo, violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Richard Goode and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas.
This year's season also includes free concerts and master classes open to the public.
Tickets are at 360-650-6146 and tickets.wwu.edu. Details: bellinghamfestival.org, 360-201-6621.