Founded in 1987 is a first class orchestra that has received local, regional and national acclaim. “Shard” a CD of music by Michael Nicolella with the NWSO was voted CD of the month in the June/July 2006 issue of “Guitare Classique” in France. The NWSO is committed to local composers and as of April 2012 had performed a total 125 works by Northwest composers in its history. They also play an eclectic mix of other works at each of its amazing performances. Visit their website to see what will be played at their next concert and other special events.