Philharmonia Northwest, one of Seattle’s finest chamber orchestras, is a vital part of the regional classical music scene. For more than four decades, the orchestra has presented lively performances of works ranging from the classics to world premieres. The orchestra is composed of dedicated and skilled musicians who contribute their time and talent to Philharmonia’s continuing success. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Emerita Julia Tai, the orchestra has strengthened its ties to the regional musical community and introduced a number of new musical initiatives. Philharmonia’s educational outreach program partners with community arts organizations and local schools to provide learning and performing opportunities for students, making the experience of live classical music meaningful to widely diverse audiences. As part of its mission, the orchestra is dedicated to promoting Northwest soloists and living composers.

Currently, Philharmonia Northwest performs at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center and Town Hall Seattle, periodically performing at other venues throughout the area, including Benaroya Hall and Bastyr University.


Mission Statement

Philharmonia Northwest contributes to the vitality of the classical music community in the Pacific Northwest by presenting professional level concerts highlighting the diverse past and present repertoire for chamber orchestra. It is dedicated to promoting local composers and performers, and its outreach programs educate and inspire younger musicians and audiences of all ages.