Upcoming Events

 

August 23, 2018

Unity Chapel

Chamber Series: Beo String Quartet

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Program:
Joel Hoffman: Camino Azul
Mozart: String Quartet No.14 in GM, K.387 “Spring”
Philip Glass: String Quartet No.3 “Mishima”

A shared dedication to the exploration and love of music is what inspired the formation of Beo String Quartet (Jason Neukom, Sean Neukom, Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, Ryan Ash). Beo aims to exist as a 21st century music ensemble by performing live, in any venue, the masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire; collaborating with living composers to showcase the music of our time; engaging new listeners through entertainment and thoughtful demonstration; and participating in our modern global culture through a strong social media presence.

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.

 

October 7, 2018

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

WSO String Quartet at WMAA

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The Westmoreland Symphony String Quartet will perform at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art Knitting & Crochet Circle. All levels of knitter and crochet artists are invited to join in to create hats and gloves for the homeless. Find more information on the museum website. 

 

October 23, 2018

Greensburg Salem High School

Young People's Concerts

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October 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Greensburg Salem High School

Young People’s Concerts are a fun and educational one-hour concert experience designed just for kids! This year’s theme is The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten. Students will go on a fun musical tour of all the instruments in the orchestra led by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer. From clanging cymbals and the bold brass to the soothing sound of the strings, students will learn what makes each of the instruments unique and hear how they all work together to create beautiful music. Free but RSVPs are required. First come, first serve basis.

 

November 4, 2018

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

WSO String Quartet at WMAA

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Enjoy a special performance by the Westmoreland Symphony String Quartet at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Holiday Mart Weekend. More information on the WMAA

 

December 8, 2018

The Palace Theatre

Nutcracker Ballet

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Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during the WSO and Laurel Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the beloved holiday ballet. The area’s only live-orchestra version will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys featuring charming sets and beautiful costumes. Three performances Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 PM. Family-friendly priced tickets start at $13.

Tickets go on sale September 14 through the Palace Theatre 724.836.8000

 

December 8, 2018

The Palace Theatre

Nutcracker Ballet

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Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during the WSO and Laurel Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the beloved holiday ballet. The area’s only live-orchestra version will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys featuring charming sets and beautiful costumes. Three performances Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 PM. Family-friendly priced tickets start at $13.

Tickets go on sale September 14 through the Palace Theatre 724.836.8000

 

December 9, 2018

Nutcracker Ballet

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Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during the WSO and Laurel Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the beloved holiday ballet. The area’s only live-orchestra version will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys featuring charming sets and beautiful costumes. Three performances Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 PM. Family-friendly priced tickets start at $13.

Tickets go on sale September 14 through the Palace Theatre 724.836.8000

Past Events

 

July 1, 2018

Summer Sparklers

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

Program:
Debussy: Clair de Lune 
Ibert: Entr’acte
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

Unity Chapel

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

Announcing our 50th Anniversary Season!

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