Noted bassoonist, Kuuskmann, to perform

Published on Wed, Jan 27, 2010
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Blaine bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann will take center stage  during a performance sponsored by the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra in February.

The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, February 14,  at the Mount Baker Theatre.

Estonian-born Kuuskmann is one of today’s most heralded bassoonist, praised by The New York Times for his gripping performances. Now residing in Blaine, Kuuskmann will perform the remarkable Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra by Christopher Theofanidis.

The program also features an American Composers Series commission by acclaimed composer Samuel Adler.

Mr. Adler will be present for the premiere of his new work All Nature Plays.
Artistic Director Roger Briggs completes the program with Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and the Fifth Symphony of Franz Schubert.

Tickets range from $10 to $24 and are available through the Mount Baker Theatre box office: 360/734-6080. 
More details about the concert and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra are available at, or by calling the office at 360/756-6752.

A pre-concert lecture will be presented at 2 p.m. in the MBT Encore Room by Dr. Ed Rutschman. The concert is sponsored by Caitec, Northwest Professional Services, and by the Jonathan Plutzer & Lesley Goldwasser Family Foundation.