The Northwest Symphony Orchestra -- 28th Season

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra opened the season in October 2014 to a sold out concert. On the program was The Planets by Gustav Holst, which featured live video accompaniment by Adrian Wyard. The video included images, and video, from NASA and local astrophotographer Andy Ermolli.

The NWSO continues the season with its Valentine's Concert "Love Stories" on February 13, 2015. The program includes Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Romeo and Juliet by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Valse sur le Boulevard by Northwest Composer Brent Irwin.

“We pull out all the stops for this concert with two of classical music’s greatest depictions of love stories.” Scheherazade’s epic tale will be followed by Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, still the outstanding musical representation of this legendary story by Shakespeare. This concert is sure to warm any heart in the middle of winter.”

- Anthony Spain, NWSO Conductor & Music Director

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Valentine's Concert

February 2014 Concert

7:30 PM, Friday, February 13, 2015

Highline Performing Arts Center

Scheherazade, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Romeo and Juliet, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Valse sur le Boulevard, Brent Irwin, NW Composer


Tickets for this concert are available through Brown Paper Tickets. Also see Tickets web page for additional information.

Under NWSO's Educational Outreach Symphony for Students program, students receive free tickets to performances at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington. Please see Symphony for Students Program for more information.

 The Planets - LIVE

Watch Adrian Wyards' premiere of "The Planets - Live" with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, performed October 25, 2014.
Visit The Planets - Live website for more information.

 About the nwso

The mission of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) is to be the premier orchestra in performance and promotion of music by contemporary northwest composers while also performing, promoting, and educating the public about the full spectrum of classical music. The NWSO completed it's 2011 - 2012 season by celebrating 25 Years and reaching the milestone of performing 125 works by northwest composers and garnering its 8th ASCAP award. The NWSO is generously underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts. The NWSO's Composer-In-Residence, Mentoring, and Symphony for Students programs provide educational enrichment to the Highline School District and the surrounding communities. These programs have proven to be highly successful, and our musicians have made positive impacts on program participants, from being role models to exposing audiences to classical music. Some of today’s young players will become professional musicians, but almost all of them will become part of an educated classical music audience.

Teacher's CEU's / Clock Hours: NWSO members who are educators may receive clock hours through the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA).

 Our Supporters

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, KING FM 98.1, City of Normandy Park, City of SeaTac, City of Burien, Washington States Arts Commission.

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Northwest Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to providing outstanding performances and music education to Seattle and Tacoma area communities.