March 25, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre
Conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer
Orion Weiss, piano
Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
with WYSO Philharmonic
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Orion Weiss, piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”
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.”
Orion Weiss “When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…” – The Washington Post
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. Read his full bio
One Book, One Community
The Westmoreland Library Network fall/winter book is “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky who is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential novelists of the Golden Age of Russian literature. Read this epic masterpiece and join in one of the 17 book discussions throughout Westmoreland county. Attendees of the book discussion receive a discount to the March 25 concert.
- GREENSBURG HEMPFIELD AREA LIBRARY 237 South Pennsylvania Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601 Phone: 724-837-5620 Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
- REDSTONE HIGHLANDS 6 Garden Center Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
LIGONIER VALLEY LIBRARY 120 West Main Street Ligonier, PA 15668 Phone: 724-238-6451 Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.