Soloist George Fiore performs Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Anthony Spain, Music Director

Burien, Wash. – Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its Valentine’s Concert Saturday, February 5, 2005, at 8:00PM at the Highline Performing Arts Center. The program evokes some of classical music’s most admired lyrical pieces, together with the work of one of the Northwest’s contemporary composers, all under the baton of Music Director Anthony Spain. The evening’s concert is set to include:

P. Dukas: Fanfare from La Péri

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Schumann: Piano Concerto, with soloist George Fiore

Stafford Miller: Overture 2000

de Falla: Three Cornered Hat (Suite #2)

Soloist George Fiore has been praised by the New York Herald Tribune for his “sense of poetry and a poetic touch” to his performances. He previously has been a guest piano soloist of the Northwest Symphony, an organ soloist with the Seattle Symphony, and is known for his Northwest recital performances of the complete works of Chopin. In addition to his performance work, Dr. Fiore is Associate Conductor for Choral Activities for the Seattle Symphony.

Maestro Spain recently returned from sabbatical in Europe, where he was assisting Ensemble Orchestral de Paris music director John Nelson, studying, and attending orchestral and choral concert performances in France, Italy, and England.

Dr. Spain said, “George Fiore thrilled our audience with a tremendous performance at his last appearance with us, and we are delighted to have him return to the stage to present the Schumann Piano Concerto.”

Tickets 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 will be available at the door the evening of the concert.

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 eighteenth season, Northwest Symphony Orchestra has performed to local, regional, and national acclaim. The orchestra has performed an unprecedented more than 70 compositions of Northwest composers and garnered six national awards for "Programming of Contemporary Music" from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. NWSO has been featured several times on National Public Radio and has recorded two 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.

Contact:

Phil Osborn, Public Relations, NWSO

osborn21@msn.com

425-444-1495 Media Only

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