Meet the Musicians

The performance of classical music demands a lifetime commitment. The pursuit of perfection in performance requires unbelievable emotional fortitude, physical stamina, and tremendous innate talent. Every musician, guest artist, and conductor has his or her own reason for choosing music above all else. Meet the musicians who make the music.


Conductor and Artistic Director

Anthony Spain has been Music Director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) since 1987.  Dr. Spain’s innovative programming of northwest American composers first came to national attention in 1996 with a mention in a front page Wall Street Journal article regarding up and coming arts groups.


NWSO Musicians

NWSO members are professional musicians, music teachers, and highly skilled amateurs from diverse occupations and backgrounds. For them it is full of challenges and overwhelming joys.


guest artists

NWSO currently features renowned composer & piano soloist Sumi Tonooka