Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Music for the Soul’ will be March 15

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Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of the season, “Music for the Soul,” will be held on Saturday, March 15, 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

Clement Reid was born in New York City (1955), beginning piano and composition studies with Allen Brings in Connecticut and graduating from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California. He has written varied works including compositions for band, orchestra, chorus, piano solo, ensembles, song cycles, and educational books for piano, guitar, and composition. Mr. Reid has served as panelist for Artist Trust, and presented lectures in composition and taught for St. Martin’s College, Pacific Lutheran University, and Stephen F. Austin University. In 1999 he was chosen as Washington State Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.

WHAT: Music for the Soul

WHEN: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm

WHERE: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4142 42nd Ave. SW, Seattle


  • Symphony #8, Anton Bruckner Motet, Clement Reid
  • Northwest Symphony Orchestra Season March, 2014


  • Adult – $15
  • Senior (Over 60) – $12
  • Student – $12
  • Group Rate – $10 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more

Now in its twenty-seventh season, Northwest Symphony Orchestra has performed to local, regional, and national acclaim. The orchestra has performed an unprecedented number of compositions by Northwest composers and has garnered eight national awards for Programming of Contemporary Music from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, including a first place national award in June 2012. The orchestra has been featured repeatedly on National Public Radio and has recorded four compact disks. Dr. Anthony Spain is Music Director.

The NWSO has performed with a variety and eclectic mix of internationally known artists including Alice In Chains, Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Joshua Roman and Natalie Cole.

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 the entire Northwest Symphony Orchestra season, information is available on the Web at or by calling (206) 242-6321.

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