DM0914-500 On Friday, Feb. 13, Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its popular Valentine’s Concert at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. The concert will feature pieces centered around the theme of love stories, including Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherezade, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Valse sur le Boulevard, by local Northwest composer Brent Irwin. “We pull out all the stops for this concert with two of classical music’s greatest depictions of love stories.” Scheherazade’s epic tale will be followed by Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, still the outstanding musical representation of this legendary story by Shakespeare. This concert is sure to warm any heart in the middle of winter.” Brent Irwin is a native of Everett, Washington who started arranging music in high school and has written music for concert band, jazz band and orchestra. He earned an MA in music theory and composition from Central Washington University. Brent has taught music for 30 years in the Federal Way Public Schools, where he currently teaches. His works have been performed by local symphonies and countless school orchestras. Today, he composes primarily for what he considers the ultimate musical ensemble, the symphony orchestra. Here are the details

WHAT: Valentine’s Concert: Romeo and Juliet – Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Scheherazade – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Valse sur le Boulevard – Brent Irwin WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street (next to Highline High School). COST:
  • Adult – $15
  • Senior (Over 60) – $12
  • Student – $12
  • Group Rate – $10 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more


ABOUT NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Now in its twenty-eighth 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 five 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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