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The Whidbey Island Orchestra was formed in 2007 to provide quality musical experiences
for young and adult musicians of Whidbey Island and for our community.

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Community support is vital for Whidbey Island Orchestra. Although our adult musicians pay dues, these provide less than half of our operating expenses. We depend on the voluntary donations we receive for our primary community support.

Mail donations to us at: PO Box 1451, Freeland, WA 98249


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Josephine Chia and Island Consort Headline Mothers Day Concert

Whidbey Island Orchestra presented our annual Mothers' Day Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 12 with outstanding performances by Island Consort in two movements of Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna", and violinist Josephine Chia in Mendelssohn's E Minor Violin Concerto.

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Whidbey Island Orchestra

WIO at WICA December 2019 Whidbey Island Orchestra at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, December, 2019

The Whidbey Island Orchestra consists of strings, winds, brass and percussion of all abilities and backgrounds.

To join the orchestra or for more information, please contact our membership administrator at membership@whidbeyislandorchestra.org.

The mission of the Whidbey Island Orchestra is to foster a positive musical experience for its musician members and for our local community. We perform for the love of music and for the opportunity to spread the joy of music to Whidbey Island audiences, be they residents or visitors.

History of the Whidbey Island Orchestra

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2022 Christmas Concert Video!

Burton's Halloween Fantasy Concert Video (2022)

2021 Christmas Concert Video

2021 Witching Hour Video

James Hinkley named Assistant Conductor

Whidbey Island Orchestra has named reknowned local musician James Hinkley to be our next Assistant Conductor. James will conduct the SUMMER SIGHTREADING WORKSHOP August 5 - 9 (see below). He will also conduct parts of our concerts and assist Principal Conductor/ Executive Director Cynthia Morrow in choosing music and preparing the orchestra for concerts. A fuller introduction to James is on our Conductors and Board page.

Concerts

Tentative 2024-2025 Concert Schedule

Skylark on the Green, (Cynthia Morrow, Conductor)
Skylark Ensemble

July 6, 2024 - Useless Bay Golf and Country Club

Wizards!, (Cynthia Morrow)
Full Orchestra

October 31 - Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Christmas Concert (Cynthia Morrow)
Full Orchestra

Friday, December 13, 7 pm - Island Church of Langley
Sunday, December 15, 3 pm - Trinity Lutheran Church

John Williams Tribute (Cynthia Morrow)
Full Orchestra

March 28 or 29, 2025 - Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Pop Goes the Symphony! (Cynthia Morrow)
Full Orchestra

March 2, 2024 - Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Mother's Day (Cynthia Morrow)
Full Orchestra

May 11 - Trinity Lutheran Church