Northwest Symphony Orchestra family concert includes instrument zoo for kids

Orchestra opens season with two special concerts.

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will open its new season with a family concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. The concert features an instrument zoo where children can try out instruments on stage.

The season will continue with another special concert, “National Parks at Benaroya” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. This concert also marks the 25th anniversary celebration of Washington’s National Park Fund.

“This concert will be a spectacular visual as well as musical display,” said Anthony Spain, music director. “As the Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs, visuals from nearly 100 local photographers will be projected on to a large screen at the hall.”

The concert will also feature the west coast premiere of visuals by Adrian Wyard accompanying Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Past performances of Wyard’s work with the NWSO have sold-out and Spain expects these visuals from National Parks to be just as popular.

In addition, students from the Federal Way and Highline school districts will perform Samuel Ward’s “America the Beautiful.”

The PAEC is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way. For ticket information, visit

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Photo courtesy of South Sound Media
Craigslist purchase turns into carjacking, kidnapping in Federal Way

Two suspects have been booked into King County Jail for multiple felony crimes, police say.

Republicans file lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency: ‘Facts, and the science, are clear’

Lawsuit says state has violated Constitutional rights of citizens.

Food boxes to be given away to Federal Way School District families in need

Boxes are available every Thursday from May 28 through June 11

MSC Crab Feed & Auction goes virtual for 2020 event

Item bidding begins June 1; event hosted via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6.

The Regional Homelessness Authority was created by agreement in December 2019. Pictured: King County Executive Dow Constantine shakes hands with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Courtesy photo
Regional homelessness authority takes first step amid COVID-19

The authority held its first meeting on Thursday.

Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.
GOP gubernatorial hopefuls aim to oust Inslee amid COVID-19

Former Bothell mayor Joshua Freed and initiative-pusher Tim Eyman could be the front-runners.

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

Free COVID-19 testing offered at Sea Mar Federal Way Medical Clinic

Testing is available on a weekly basis every Tuesday and Thursday; health insurance not required.

Most Read