2007-2008 WYSO Photo Gallery
2008-2009 WYSO Photo Gallery
The Philharmonic opened with Rossini’s Overture to Barber of Seville, followed by Bizet’s L’Arlesienne, Suite No. 2. The featured soloist was Sarah Mica, the concertmaster of the orchestra, who performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. The concert closed with Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah and A Tribute to Henry Mancini, arranged by Calvin Custer. The concert was conducted by music director Morrie Brand. WYSO’s spring concert was held at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 28, 2013. WYSO String Ensemble, directed by Dave Sinclair and WYSO Flute Choir, directed by Michele Boulet also performed.
Founded in 1981, the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Philharmonic, Morrie Brand, director, provides talented young area musicians with a high quality orchestral experience. Since many area school districts do not have active orchestra programs, WYSO Philharmonic is the only orchestral performance outlet for many area players. If you are a high school or college student, we encourage you to audition. Enjoy learning and performing great music taken from the wide, wonderful orchestral repertoire – imagine the experience of making music with a group of peers who share your love of the art! Attend weekly rehearsals; sectionals will be spaced throughout the year.
WYSO rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center in Greensburg, January 30-May 1. Coaching sessions are provided by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra members and other area professional musicians.
WYSO is open to high school and college students, and in some cases, to talented middle school students. For more information, call 412-216-1970 or email Ramona at email@example.com. Positions available in 2013 include: clairinet, bassoon, alto sax, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano and strings. Download a flyer.
-Scales: two octaves, up to four sharps and four flats
-Excerpts from the WSO website
-A solo piece of your choice (unaccompanied)
A concerto competition, open to WYSO Philharmonic members only, is offered each year. The winner performs a movement from a concerto with WYSO at the spring concert.
String Ensemble is a junior high level group similar to the WYSO Philharmonic. No audition is required for this ensemble. Please see the Middle School section of our site for more information and registration forms.