Burien's Northwest Symphony Orchestra To Play With Alice In Chains At Sunday's Seahawk Game

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Burien’s own Northwest Symphony Orchestra today announced its 2008 – 2009 season will open this Sunday, Sept. 14th with a special halftime appearance with legendary Seattle band “Alice in Chains” at the Seattle Seahawks opening regular season home game.

You read that right folks – B-Town’s very own Orchestra is going to jam with grunge legends “Alice In Chains” during halftime at Sunday’s Seahawk game!

And it might look/sound something like this (doing Led Zep’s “Kashmir“), which was shot when AIC played w/NW Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya in 2007:

This is the second time the Northwest Symphony and AIC have appeared together, after a sold out Children’s Hospital benefit appearance at Benaroya Hall in November 2007.

The orchestra and legendary grunge band will be under the baton of Hollywood composer and Seattle native Mateo Messina (Juno).

The orchestra’s entire season schedule will include:

  • Seattle Seahawks Halftime Special Appearance With Seattle rock band Alice in Chains on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Qwest Field, Seattle
  • Concert #1: “Family Concert” – “Dance and the Dueling Violins” on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:30pm at Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien
  • Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center Benefit Concert: “An American Symphony” — World Premiere, with Mateo Messina, composer, Friday, November 7, 2008 at 7:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle
  • Concert #2: “Valentine’s Concert”, Friday, February 13, 2009 at 8:00pm at Highline Performing Arts Center
  • Concert #3: “Spotlight on the Orchestra” on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:00pm at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, West Seattle
  • Concert #4: “Reflections of the Northwest” on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8:00pm at Highline Performing Arts Center

Now in its 22nd season, Northwest Symphony Orchestra has performed to local, regional, and national acclaim. The orchestra has performed an unprecedented 100 compositions of Northwest composers and has garnered seven national awards for Programming of Contemporary Music from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, including a first place national award in 2007. The orchestra has been featured repeatedly on National Public Radio and has recorded three compact disks. Dr. Anthony Spain is Music Director.  Northwest Symphony Orchestra makes complimentary tickets available to local school music programs. Teachers may call the orchestra office at (206) 242-6321.

More information about Northwest Symphony Orchestra is available on their website: http://www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org, or by calling (206) 242-6321.

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