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 30th Anniversary season

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra continues its 2016 - 2017 season with the 18th annual fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital. The Pageant is Grammy winning composer Mateo Messina's newest concert. This is his 19th in a series that has raised over 1 million dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation. The fund he and his team, LUMA, raise money for is called Uncompensated Care. Uncompensated Care supports families with children going through treatment at Seattle Children's. Each concert in Mateo's series has been a unique surprise for his audience as nobody ever knows who exactly will perform and what they'll experience that evening. Past guests include Heart, Alice In Chains, Imogen Heap, Five For Fighting, and many more. One common thread is they are wildly spectacular concerts that will have you walking away with a warmed heart and likely some new friends. It's unlike any concert experience anyone expects to be in Benaroya Hall.


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 The pageant

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8:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2016
Benaroya Hall

PERFORMERS:
MATEO MESSINA, Composer
TOTAL EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CHOIR
BELLS OF THE SOUND
32ND STREET SINGERS
COLUMBIA BOYS & GIRLS CHOIR

Join us for the premiere of THE PAGEANT! Pioneering a new style of musical, symphony, and film THE PAGEANT follows Felix McCoy, a stuttering 11-year old boy who finds a chance to sing in a nationally televised Christmas Pageant, but he must rise to his full potential & save the entire show first.

A little boy who recently lost his mom lives in the same city as the most beloved holiday show in America, The Pageant. It is a nationally televised live concert that features his idol, Bradley Pennington.

After unsuccessfully trying out for the show he is invited to help out backstage. On the night of the concert, all of the performers are mistakenly locked in an old dressing room. Felix attempts to save the show by combining the traditional symphony orchestra with all of the musicians from the streets he sees everyday.

Join us at 8 PM on Friday, November 18th for a night of music, fun, comedy, love, and adventure.

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Northwest Composer

Mateo Messina Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning (Juno, 2008) composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony. His signature sound can be found on many of today's Oscar winning movies & independent film hits. The beauty of unfamiliar sounds becoming musical is one of Mateo's unique sought after talents. With studios in Hollywood and Seattle, Mateo & his team have been delivering a fresh, unique style of filmscore for the past decade. His score to Juno is often mimicked, his energy is bounding, and his creativity knows no bounds. He's a dreamer and a doer. Also, since the age of 23, Mateo has written, produced, and premiered 17 symphonies. Each premiere has been a benefit concert for families at Seattle Children's Hospital. To date, he and his team have raised over $1,000,000 for these children and their families. Mateo is an accomplished musician, a unique storyteller, a seasoned producer, a dependable man of his business, and one of today's most innovative composers.


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 The Planets - LIVE

Northwest Symphony Orchestra's performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets with video accompaniment by Adrian Wyard. Images and video from NASA and local astrophotographer Andy Ermolli -- performed October 25, 2014. Visit The Planets - Live website for more information on the video.


 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 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 (South Seattle, WA) 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.


 Our Supporters

National Endowment for the Arts 4 Culture Maryor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs City of Burien
KING FM 98.1 City of Normandy Park City of SeaTac

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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.

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