The Northwest Symphony Orchestra -- 28th Season

After a sold out opening concert in October 2014 the Northwest Symphony Orchestra continues its 2014 - 2015 season with the 17th annual fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital. ONWARD is Grammy winning composer Mateo Messina's newest concert. This is his 17th in a series that has raised over 1 million dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation. The fund he and his team, The Symphony Guild, 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.


This year's concert, ONWARD, explores the different journeys we take in a lifetime. Benaroya Hall will be transformed into an airport terminal from which you will be taken on a unique trip through familiar situations & likely see them anew. The story & music will guide you on a voyage of discovery that is less about seeing new places as it is about seeing with new eyes. There will be many visual & musical surprises as there always are in this concert series.


Friday, November 14th, at 8PM, Benaroya Hall. Downtown Seattle (3rd & Union)

 Northwest Composer

Mateo Messina

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.

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 Special Guests

Erik Walters

Erick Walters

Erik Walters doesn’t like talking about himself. Getting him to open up about his new album is like prying open an oyster. The former singer and guitarist for Spokane post-rock band The Globes (Barsuk), Walters has struck out on his own on his debut solo album, “The Living Fact,” which features songs written, played and sung by him. Read more ...


IMpulse Circus Collective

IMpulse Circus Collective began during the Summer of 2013. Founded as a creative and performance outlet for a small group of circus and variety performers in the Seattle area, the troupe was invited as Artists In Residence to the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts where they debuted their first show, IMPulse! in October 2013. Read more...


Newest Commercial

Check out the new concert commercial! The awesomely adorable and funny Hadley (you’ll see her perform in the concert) stars in our invite to you for our Nov 14th concert to benefit families at Seattle Children’s Hospital!



Tickets for Onward is available at

  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.

 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.