Mariachi Huenachi performing with BCO for El Grito concert and celebration


We welcome retired and working professional musicians as well as talented amateur musicians of all ages! Admission to all BCO concerts is free, thanks to generous 2016 & 2017 Neighborhood Matching Fund grants from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture and a 2017 “Special Projects” grant from the City of Bellevue.

Teo Benson, violin and Jose Luis Munoz, counter-tenor, at Columbia City Theater, June 25, 2017

Conductor Paula Nava Madrigal and Concertmaster Teo Benson are experienced, professional musicians and teaching artists affiliated with Young Strings Project Outreach, a  non-profit organization that has been providing classical music education and experiences, without charge, to youth with limited means and/or access in the Seattle area since 2006.    

Guest artist Antonio Navarro with BCO Conductor and orchestra at El Grito concert, in the Chapel, September 18, 2017

BCO stand partners

BCO is seeking new members! Please contact us, if you are interested in participating in the Ballard Civic Orchestra, rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm. “Family Time” (free supervision for family members of orchestra members) is available on site. Contact Teo Benson at violinteo@gmail.com.new members!

BCO stand partners, making great multi-generational music!We are grateful for the support of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund and of Sunset Hill Community Association which provides our rehearsal venue at a reduced rate.     


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