Welcome to the Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of the season, “Music for the Soul,” is on March 15th, and will present Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 8 in C minor, followed by Motet by local Northwest composer Clement Reid. Bruckner’s final symphony is dedicated to Emperor Franz Josef I, and was published in 1892, the only one of his symphonies to see publication before its premiere performance. The piece is sometimes identified by the nickname “The Apocalyptic,” but this name was not applied by the composer himself. The concert will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle.
“Bruckner’s Symphony #8 is one of the most impressive symphonies of the Romantic Era. Massive in scale, it also includes one of the greatest, and moving slow movements in all of symphonic repertoire - a profound spiritual experience - a piece not to be missed.”
- NWSO Conductor Anthony Spain
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.
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.
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.
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.