Founded in 1987, this orchestra’s focus is twofold: to advance the cause of contemporary composers in the northwest as well as to perform historical classics. The ensemble also known as the NWSO has now performed more than 100 works by the aforementioned composers, a highly impressive feat for an organization less than 25 years old. This indefatigable effort has garnered the NWSO seven national ASCAP awards for contemporary music programming. In addition to presenting the works of such highly regarded composers as Alan Hovhaness, Ernest Bloch, and William Bolcom, the group has performed with pop music artists Alice in Chains, Heart, and Natalie Cole.
Northwest Symphony Orchestra Information
- Other Venues: Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle; Bainbridge Island.
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue.
- Handicapped Accessibility: Varies by venue.
- Performance/Productions: Five performances per season, including an annual benefit concert for Seattle children’s hospital.
- Ticket Prices: Adults, $14; Seniors (60 +), Students, and Groups of 10 or more, $10; admission for Highline School District students is free. As part of the “Symphony for Students” program.
- Season Tickets: Adults, $45; Seniors and Students, $35.