2016-2017 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


May 20, 2017

Beethoven's Ode to Joy

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

Beethoven's Ode to Joy Program Notes

Past Performances


October 1, 2016


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

2016-2017 Season in Full Swing


Recent blog posts

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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Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

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

  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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