July 1, 2018
Join the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra for a free concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classics, pops, patriotic music and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Donations are accepted. The Delmont Library will provide music-inspired crafts and activities for kids! Feeding the Spirit will collect personal care and cleaning items including soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc. please consider bringing items to donate.
Trio Phonon: Tom Godfrey, flute; Elisa Kohanski, cello and Natalie Severson, harp
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Ravel: Sonatine en Trio
J.S. Bach/Jethro Tull: Bourrée
Telemann: Sonata in D
Bizet: Carmen Act III, Entr’acte
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, XIII, The Swan
Jongen: Deux Pieces en Trio
General admission – $10. All donations benefit the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. For more information please call 724-537-3631 x15 or 724-837-1850.
Underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of The Latrobe Presbyterian Church
Unity Chapel is handicap accessible: parking, entrance and restroom. The chapel is air-conditioned.
July 12, 2018
Chamber Series: Trio Phonon
President Grant returns to Mount Pleasant
He’s back! Ulysses S. Grant returns to town on Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Pleasant Church of God social hall, 936 W. Main St. in Mount Pleasant. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra string quartet (Sarah Ferrell, Matthew Hettinga, Dena Miller and Ramona Coppage) will provide live period music beginning at 6 p.m.
The Civil War general who later became the 18th President of the United States will be portrayed by Kenneth Serfass, a Pennsylvania native and “first-person living historian” who bases his character on more than 40 years of studying Grant’s life.
“Take a moment to discuss with U.S. President Grant his lessons learned during the first term, as he contemplates reelection in 1872,” said Serfass, a retired gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps.
The event is free, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Hauser Insurance and Reed Tool & Dye. The event is hosted by Mount Pleasant Public Library, and donations are welcome. Please reserve a seat by calling the library at 724-547-3850.
A fan of Grant since he was eight, Serfass portrays the general and president across the country. He has appeared on The History Channel; on an episode of HBO’s series “Family Tree;’ and at walking tours, railroad excursions, living history roundtables and presentations at national parks and battlefields, including Gettysburg, Vicksburg and the General Grant National Memorial.
Photo Credit: Kenneth Serfass
July 24, 2018
Mt Pleasant Church of God Social Hall
String Quartet Performs Civil War Era Music