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.


NWSO BassThe season kicks off Friday, October 30, 2015 with a “Family Concert” at Highline Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Children are invited to wear family friendly costumes to this family oriented concert. Musical highlights include a world premiere piece by Samantha Boshnack, as well as the choirs of Kennedy and Mount Rainer High Schools performing with the NWSO. The evening will also include Two Jigs and Some Fireworks by Emily Doolittle, Heroic Overture by Keith Van Kirk, and Magia y Ritual (Magic and Ritual) by Jorge Mejia. Also on the concert is the ever popular A Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky.

7:30 PM, Friday, October 30, 2015
Highline Performing Arts Center

Two Jigs and Some Fireworks, Emily Doolittle *
Heroic Overture, Keith Van Kirk *
Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky
Coelacanth: In It's Own Time (world premiere), Samantha Boshnack *
Danza, Magia y Ritual (Dance, Magic and Ritual), Jorge Mejía
featuring the choirs of Kennedy and Mount Rainier High Schools
Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No 1, Antonin Dvorak

“Children are invited to wear family friendly costumes”


Tickets for Concert 1 are available through Brown Paper Tickets. See Tickets 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.


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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

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.