SEATTLE, Wash. April 30, 2006 - Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert of the season: The Three B's, Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 8:00pm at the Highline Performing Arts Center. Under the baton of Music Director Anthony Spain, the program of Bartok, Bach, and a Richard Bourassa world premiere promises to close the season with a striking array of musical personality. The evening's concert is set to include:

- Brandenburg Concerto #3¡XJohann Sebastian Bach, by the NWSO chamber ensemble

- Concerto for Orchestra¡XBela Bartok

- Sidewalks Roads & Trails¡XWorld Premiere, Richard Bourassa

Our final concert this season is a panoply of sounds," said Anthony Spain, music director, Northwest Symphony Orchestra. "The Bartok begins ethereally, culminates in an explosive presto, and throughout melds sounds of his native Hungary. Bach's third Brandenburg is unique in its scoring for strings and harpsichord and presented with the Orchestra chamber ensemble."

Looking ahead, the 2006 - 2007 season marks the Northwest Symphony Orchestra's 20th anniversary. The orchestra will continue its unprecedented presentation of Northwest contemporary composers as well as premiere exciting plans in development for the future of Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for Saturday's performance are $10 for students and senior citizens and $13 for adults. Tickets can be pre-purchased from any Ticketmaster outlet or by calling 206-292-ARTS (206-292-2787). Tickets are available at the door concert night.

Highline Performing Arts Center is located adjacent to Highline High School, at 401 S. 152nd Street in Burien.

ABOUT NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Now in its nineteenth season, Northwest Symphony Orchestra has performed to local, regional, and national acclaim. The orchestra has performed an unprecedented 85 compositions of Northwest composers and has garnered six national awards for Programming of Contemporary Music from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The Orchestra has been featured repeatedly on National Public Radio and has recorded three compact disks. Dr. Anthony Spain is Music Director.

More information about Northwest Symphony Orchestra is available on the Web at www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org or by calling NWSO at (206) 242-6321.

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