The Northwest Symphony Orchestra -- 30th Season

 2016 - 2017 Concert season

Double  BassThe NWSO is a major supporter of Pacific Northwest composers and soloists providing a venue to showcase their talent. NWSO's 2016 - 2017 Concert Season focused on music, including 5 world premieres, by some of the most promising and talented women composers in the area.

The NWSO also performed classical favorites which included works by Dvorak, Bernstein, and Beethoven.

The NWSO has performed with a variety and eclectic mix of internationally known artists including Alice In Chains, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Joshua Roman, Natalie Cole, and most recently, John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting and Vicci Martinez, finalist on NBC's "The Voice".

 Look Ahead

Exciting pieces are programmed for the 2016 - 2017 season, some of which include Capriccio Espagnol by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Piano Concerto #1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony #7 by Anton Bruckner, Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms, and Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi.
See 2016 - 2017 Concert Season schedule.

We look forward to you joining us.

 Orchestra Openings and Auditions

The NWSO is an audition orchestra and has the following openings for the 2016 - 2017 season.

  • Principal Flute
  • Section violin, viola, cello, and bass sections

Please see Auditions and Rehearsals for detailed information.

Teacher's CEU's / Clock Hours: NWSO members who are educators may receive clock hours through the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA).


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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.