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WYSO Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015- 3 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center
The spring concert features the concerto competition winners, who auditioned in January. Clarinetist Tasha Simoncini will be featured in Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet and violinist Arthini Pulenthiran will be featured in Massenet’s Meditation from Thais.
The Concert opens with Johann Strauss’ delightful Die Fledermaus Overture. The orchestra will also perform Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Webber’s Selections from Phantom of the Opera. The program is conducted by Music Director, Morrie Brand.

The concert opens with WYSO’s String Ensemble, directed by Emily Barger. Also performing is the WYSO Flute Quartet, directed by Michele Boulet.

Spring Term January 28-April 29
About WYSO
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 beginning January 28  from 6:30-9 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. Coaching sessions are provided by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra members and other area professional musicians. Tuition: $200

WYSO Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015- 3 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

WYSO is open to high school and college students, and in some cases, to talented middle school students. Auditions January 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 412-216-1970 or email Ramona at wysorc@verizon.net.

Audition Excerpts

Audition requirements:
-Scales: two octaves, up to four sharps and four flats
-Excerpts from the WSO website
-A solo piece of your choice (unaccompanied)

Concerto Competition
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
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.

Photo Galleries
2007-2008 WYSO Photo Gallery
2008-2009 WYSO Photo Gallery
2013 Fall Concert

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