Mission & Vision
To enhance community life by providing inclusive classical music programs, events, and performances, featuring Latino arts and culture, in order to build intercultural understanding, foster connection and engagement, and strengthen the leadership and voice of underrepresented Latino communities in the Pacific Northwest.
Our vision is that classical music programs, performances and cultural events, featuring Latinx artists and composers, serve as a bridge to cultural understanding while empowering and engaging Latinx community members of all ages, thereby strengthening their voices in civic life.
Admission to all BCO concerts is free, thanks to generous grants from Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund, Bellevue’s “Special Projects” fund, 4Culture, and the Latino Community Fund.
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 under-served youth in the Seattle area since 2006.
BCO is grateful for your contributions and for 2017-19 grant support from the organizations below.