2017-2018 Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Season

Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theatre located at 21. W. Otterman St. Greensburg 15601

Upcoming Performances

 

October 21, 2017

Bruch & Brahms

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Bruch & Brahms

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor

  Simone Porter, violin

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

 

December 16, 2017

Home for the Holidays

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the WSO, the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County and special guests. Daniel Meyer conducts his concert of carols and seasonal  favorites perfect for the entire family!

 

February 17, 2018

Keys to the Heart

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Debussy: Clair de Lune

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

  Andrew Tyson, piano

Puccini: I crisantemi

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

 

March 17, 2018

Musical Landscapes

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Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Glière: Horn Concerto

  William Caballero, French horn

Smetana: Music from Ma Vlast (My Country)

 

April 28, 2018

Fauré Requiem

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Corigliano: Elegy

Bizet: Symphony in C

Fauré: Requiem

  WSO Chamber Singers

Past Performances

 

October 1, 2016

Brasstacular

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Guest Artist Sponsor: Phyllis Pack


Opening Night Program Notes
 

December 10, 2016

Nutcracker Ballet Feat. Laurel Ballet

Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m.
7 p.m.Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

The Palace Theatre, Greensburg
Tickets: $12-$36
(724) 836-8000 or www.thepalacetheatre.org

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents three performances of the holiday The Nutcracker, featuring 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.

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December 17, 2016

Home for the Holidays

Make your holiday season merry and bright with a concert of your favorite instrumental and choral music conducted by Daniel Meyer and featuring the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County.

 

January 28, 2017

London Calling

London Calling
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 “The Clock”
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Cicely Parnas, cello
Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
solo bagpipe


London Calling Program Notes
 

March 25, 2017

Rachmaninoff's 3rd

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture with the WYSO Philharmonic
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Orion Weiss, piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2


Rachmaninoffs's 3rd Program Notes
 

May 20, 2017

Beethoven's Ode to Joy

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera
WSO Chamber Singers
WCS Chamber Ensemble


Beethoven's Ode to Joy Program Notes

2016-2017 Season in Full Swing

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Recent blog posts

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season

October 21, 2017 BRUCH & BRAHMS Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor Simone Porter, violin Brahms: Symphony No. 1 December 16, 2017 Home for the Holidays Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the WSO, the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County and special guests. FEBRUARY 17, 2018 Keys… Read More

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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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Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

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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