Young Artists Competition Winners Announced

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and co-presenter, Seton Hill University announce that the Tribune Review 2017 Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Greensburg. On Sunday, February 5, twenty-one finalists competed for cash prizes and a chance to perform on the Winners’ Recital. Congratulations to… Read More

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Five Ways Music Improves Our Health

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When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you’ve listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up your performance.… Read More

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WSO Presents The Nutcracker

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents three performances of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The performance features the Laurel Ballet on Saturday December 10 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Eleanor Tornblom is Artistic Director and Judy Rae Tubbs is choreographer of the production. The principal dancers include… Read More

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London Calling

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents London Calling on January 28, 2017 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert opens with Haydn’s Symphony No. 1 “The Clock,” followed by Cicely Parnas performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The evening concludes with Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise. Cellist Cicely Parnas, praised for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework… Read More

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2017 Summer Concerts in Full Swing!

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Braille Score Gifted to WSO

The WSO warmly thanks the Greensburg-East Hempfield, Mount Pleasant Township, and Youngwood Lions Clubs for providing funding for braille transcription of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy for soprano Beth Smaligo. We recently talked to Beth about her process for preparing for her first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth. When did you start singing? I’ve been singing since I was about five. I was… Read More

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[Infographic] Why Music? The Many Benefits of a Musical Education

Why Music? This infographic from the University of Florida explains it to us. Source: Infographic, University of Florida

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