Western Symphony Orchestra featuring soprano soloist Katie Van Kooten

Time and Location

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm PDT Performing Arts Center 155 - Concert Hall

Concert Program

  • Keiko Abe: Prism Rhapsody II
    • Tyler Bateman & Lucas Webster, marimba
  • Charles T. Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra
    • Adelle Koenig, flute
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
    • Alex Amick, piano
  • Francis Poulenc: Gloria
    • Katie Van Kooten, soprano
    • WWU Concert Choir
    • WWU Advanced Treble Choir
    • Choir of the Salish Sea

Join in the celebration as the Western Symphony Orchestra caps off the 2021-2022 concert season with the winners of the annual WWU Concerto Competition, singers from the WWU Concert Choir, Advanced Treble Choir, and Choir of the Salish Sea, and world-renowned soprano soloist Katie Van Kooten.

  • Percussionists Tyler Bateman and Lucas Webster join forces for the pyrotechnic "Prism Rhapsody II" by the Japanese marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe
  • Flutist Adelle Koenig performs the haunting "Poem for Flute and Orchestra" by the American Impressionist Charles T. Griffes
  • Pianist Alex Amick presents the first movement of Brahms' monumental Second Piano Concerto

On the program's second half, the WSO will share the stage with Metropolitan Opera soprano Katie Van Kooten and 90 singers from the WWU Choirs and and Bellingham's Choir of the Salish Sea to perform Francis Poulenc's spellbinding "Gloria."

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.