This Valentine’s Day – Friday, Feb. 14 – Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its popular Valentine’s Concert, featuring Salsa by Northwest student composer Ian Guthrie, alongside Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky, Carmen Suite #1 by Bizet, Aaron Copland’s El Salon Mexico, and Ravel’s Bolero. All of the pieces have elements that fit this year’s theme, “Latin Passion.” “The Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s annual Valentine’s concert has become a popular concert in the area-judging by our increased audience attendance each season,” said NWSO Conductor Anthony Spain. “Feeling a bit chilled by a northwest winter?- then this Latin Passion concert is sure to make anyone’s temperature rise. The concert includes a Salsa, music from Bizet’s Carmen, and we conclude with Ravel’s famous Bolero.” Ian E. Guthrie began studying the piano at age 7 and began composing at the age of 9. Many of his works have been performed around the Pacific Northwest, some by the composer himself, some by Northwest ensembles, including Northwest Symphony Orchestra and Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Ian Guthrie applies the term “Neopost-Romanticism,” to his work as a way of explaining his use of Romantic style as well as the dissonant and modern compositional elements that he sometimes deploys in composition. Here are the details: WHAT: Valentine’s Concert – Latin Passion WHEN: Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:30pm WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center INFO: Salsa, Ian Guthrie (Northwest Student Composer), Capriccio Italien, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Carmen Suite #1, Georges Bizet El Salon Mexico, Aaron Copland, Bolero, Maurice Ravel

TICKETS: Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Under NWSO’s Educational Outreach Symphony for Students program, students receive free tickets to performances at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington. Please see Symphony for Students Program for more information.
  • 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-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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