The NSO YouTube Channel

We have a YouTube Channel!

Enjoy NSO past concerts by watching them on our new NSO YouTube Channel. Our October 22nd concert has been posted.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor – Overture to the Song of Hiawatha Op. 30 No.3
ustav Mahler – Songs of a Wayfarer Arron Wardell – Baritone
Vasily Kalinnikov – Symphony No.1 in G Minor

Season Finale Concert

The NSO will present its 2021-22 Season Finale on Sunday, May 15th at 3:00pm. You may purchase tickets at the door or online using the following link:

 Masks and proof of vaccination are required upon entry. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Our 2021-2022 Season

All concerts take place at 3:00pm at the Forest View Educational Center located at 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

Sunday, October 17th: “Loss, Laughter, Life” 

George Walker: Lyric for Strings 

Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Sunday, February 13th: “2021 Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner”

Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste 

W.A Mozart: Clarinet Concerto. Louis Auxenfans, clarinet 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3

Sunday, April 3rd: “Natural Wonder”

Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture 

Chris Rogerson: Oaken Sky 

Bedřich Smetana: “The Moldau” 

Florence Price: Mississippi River Suite

Sunday, May 15 Concert – “2021 Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner”

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Bianca Ciubancan, violin 

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Noel Noel at Home

Join NSO’s Music Director Tim Semanik as he makes his debut with the San Diego Symphony! Register at the link in the Facebook event below to reserve a spot for this virtual (and free) holiday concert this Friday, December 18th🎄🎶

October 2020 Virtual Concert Announcement

The Northwest Symphony presented its first virtual concert this fall. You can view the concert under our “Past Performances” tab on this website, or on our YouTube channel.

We hope you will consider making a contribution to the orchestra so we may continue to create more virtual performances. This can be done under the “Donate” tab on the website as well.

Thank you for your continuous support. Please stay safe and healthy.

Our 2020-21 Season

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra board and musicians look forward to the time when we can safely resume live performances. This fall, we are in the process of preparing virtual offerings and our hope is to present concerts in person in 2021. We have an exciting new season planned and look forward to once again presenting great music to the community:

Sunday, February 14th at 3:00pm – Lift Every Voice: A Concert of African-American Composers

Sunday, April 18th at 3:00pm – Paul Vermel Young Artist Competition Winner & Dvorak 8

Sunday, May 16th at 3:00pm – Natural Wonder: Rogerson – Oaken Sky & Beethoven 6

Please return to the website for details about our virtual performances and updates regarding live concerts.

Remainder of 2019-20 Season Cancelled

In response to the CDC and their recommendations to combat the spread of COVID-19 virus, all remaining concerts for the 2019-20 season have been cancelled. We regret that we will be unable to present these performances, but the safety of our audience, musicians, staff, and community is of the upmost importance.

To obtain a refund or donate the price of tickets purchased to the orchestra, please email us at or call (847)-965-7271.

Please check back for the latest information regarding our 2020-21 season. We truly miss our audiences and hope to be able to present concerts again very soon.