The Northwest Symphony Orchestra -- 29th Season

 2015 - 2016 Concert season -- "Season of Local Women Composers"

Northwest Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce their 2015 - 2016 concert season “A Season of Local Women Composers”. This will be the 29th concert season for the Northwest Symphony Orchestra founded in 1987. The Northwest Symphony Orchestra has a long history of performing unique concerts, and this season features some of the Northwest’s finest women composers in a variety of interesting and contrasting themed concert. It is a season not to be missed.

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 Concert 2 - Valentine's concert

7:30 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016
Highline Performing Arts Center
Burien, Washington

6:30 PM - Pre-Concert Lecture with Samuel Jones and Sumi Tonooka


Flock in Flight, Tim Huling *
For Malala (world premiere), Sumi Tonooka *
Trombone Concerto, Samuel Jones *
      featuring Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, trombone soloist
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes, Leonard Bernstein

* Northwest Composer

NWSO's Valentine's Concert, second in the 2015-2016 season, features compositions by three local Northwest composers.

Tim Huling has logged countless hours working on music for countless projects -- major motion pictures, quirky indie films, television, video games, and advertising -- for which Tim has created orchestral, jazz, rock/pop, and electronica/hybrid scores.

During a career spanning more than 30 years that has taken her from bases in Philadelphia & Boston, to New York & Seattle, Sumi Tonooka has been developing a body of work that surprises and delights audiences – quietly piling up accolades from jazz writers and fellow musicians.

Samuel Jones first came into prominence as a conductor…He then achieved national recognition in another field as he founded a significant new music school and served for six years as its first dean (Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music). All the while he has continued to compose, quietly amassing what has become a vital and active catalogue of works.

"From the exuberant Trombone Concerto by Samuel Jones, to the jazzy 'For Malala,' by Sumi Tonooka, and then concluding with Bernstein's Broadway hit, 'Three Dance Episodes' from 'On the Town,' this year's Valentine's concert is one of the most enjoyable concerts in our history!"

- NWSO Conductor Anthony Spain


Season or Individual Tickets

Season or individual tickets to Northwest Symphony Orchestra concerts may be obtained through Brown Paper Tickets, calling the orchestra phone at (206) 242-6321, at the concert venue box office or ticket desk (cash or check only) 45 minutes prior, or by writing the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 16231, Seattle, WA  98116. Please see Tickets for additional information.

Student Tickets

Generously underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts, the NWSO's Educational Outreach Symphony for Students program provides free tickets to students for performances at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington and at Holy Rosary, Seattle, Washington. Please see Symphony for Students Program for more information.


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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
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