Music and Arts for the Pacific Northwest

The Peterson Conservatory has been instrumental in preserving excellence in the arts in northwest Washington for decades. Instruction in all orchestral, band, and jazz instruments takes place at the Conservatory building in Mt. Vernon and in schools in the area. The Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, made up of Conservatory faculty and other outstanding local and guest performers, brings joy and beauty to the entire state.


Plans are underway for our upcoming trip to Seattle Symphony Orchestra's September 19th matinee concert in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. The Mount Baker Youth Symphonies (MBYS) and the Fidalgo Youth Symphonies (FYS) have been extended a generous discount for this special Friday Matinee ~ $8 for students and $10 for adults, for members, families, and friends. There is a pre-concert educational talk that begins at 11am, so MBYS members would leave Bellingham by 8:00am, FYS members leaving Mt Vernon by 8:30 am. The concert begins at noon and is 90-100 minutes long.

Space is already filling up, so do make your reservation soon by contacting Suzanne Stratford at or . We also need parents who are interested in driving and chaperoning ~ parking space for the group has been reserved at the theater. Payment can be made in advance or on the day of the concert. The symphony will be performing Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg(Wagner), Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 ( Tchaikovsky), and Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 (Dvorak), conducted by Maestro Ludovic Morlot, Music Director for SSO.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!
Contact Suzanne today!

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