Braille Score Gifted to WSO

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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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Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

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Beethoven’s exultant Ode to Joy closes out the WSO 2016-2017 Season. Considered to be Beethoven’s greatest works, Symphony No. 9 features a large chorus and vocal soloists – the ninth symphony’s “Ode to Joy” theme is one of the most recognizable melodies ever performed. The concert is conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer, and features the 70 vocalists including the WSO Chamber Singers directed by Marc… Read More

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Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

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Daniel Meyer conducts a program of Russian masterpieces featuring piano virtuoso Orion Weiss performing Rachmaninoff’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 3. Glinka’s heroic Russlan and Ludmilla Overture is an exuberant introduction to the concert alongside our talented young WYSO musicians. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s folk song-inspired Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian.” “When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations… Read More

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[Video] 1976 Pops Concert | Dance of the Comedians by Smetana

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  This performance of Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians is from a live recording of a Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, circa 1976. The conductor was Thomas Michalak. David Singer was privileged to be the Principal Clarinetist of the orchestra for 4 years. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor was Dr. Richard Karp, who was also General and Music Director… Read More

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Announcing our 50th Anniversary Season!

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Youth Orchestra Performs with the WSO Opening Night

Selected members of the WYSO Philharmonic will take the stage with the musicians of the WSO to perform Sibelius’ Finlandia.  The opportunity to perform side-by-side with a professional orchestra and conductor on the Palace stage is a unique learning experience. “To sit down with skilled musicians inspires the younger musicians. It’s exhilarating for them to perform for a large audience—it’s a… Read More

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Welcome to the 50th Season from Maestro Daniel Meyer

Welcome to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season in our historic home at the Palace Theatre! We welcome you to join us, and we hope that you will experience a musical performance that will transport you, lift you, and inspire you.  We also hope that this marks the beginning of another fifty wonderful years of bringing classical music to… Read More

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Meet the New WSO Board President – Mike Matteo

The WSO board of directors has selected Michael Matteo as its new president. Mr. Matteo is the 18th president and has served on the WSO board since 2015. He replaces James Cook who served as board president since 2016 and who remains an active board member. Mr. Matteo is a lifelong musician and joined the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra in 2001 and… Read More

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