High School Community Concerts

The symphony is coming to local high schools! The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of movie music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars as well as classics from Copland and Tchaikovsky. Conducted by Grammy-award winner Lucas Richman.  Contact schools for specific questions about general admission donations. Franklin Regional is a ticketed event. Sponsored by the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

 

Dates and Locations
Franklin Regional High School – Friday, April 20  at 7 pm | 3200 School Rd, Murrysville, PA 15668  724-327-5456 x7624
Ticket info for Taste of the Symphony event benefiting the Franklin Regional Panther Foundation.
You may purchase concert tickets at the door. $10 FR students and $25 General Admission

Burrell High School –  Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm | 1021 Puckety Church Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068 (724) 334-1406
$5 donation benefits Burrell Education Foundation

Connellsville High School  – Saturday, April 21 at 7 pm | 201 Falcon Dr, Connellsville, PA 15425 (724) 628-1350
$5 donation at the door.

Ligonier Valley High School – Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm | 40 Springer Rd, Ligonier, PA 15658 (724) 238-9531
Prior to the WSO performance at 1 p.m., a variety of High School and Middle School student ensembles will perform in the refreshment area. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets available at the door only. Adults – $5 Students/Children – FREE.  Enjoy free refreshments. There will be a silent auction featuring student-created works. Proceeds benefit the Ligonier Valley School District Foundation.

Program:

Williams: Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter
Smetana: The Moldau
Copland: from Rodeo Hoe Down
Zimmer: Pirates of the Carribean
Gershwin: Promenade
Williams: Viktor’s Tale
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake
Williams: Leia’s Theme from Star Wars 


Lucas Richman, Guest Conductor
Lucas Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and recently completed a 12-year tenure as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2015. Mr. Richman received a GRAMMY Award (2011) in the category of Best Classical Crossover Album for having conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Christopher Tin’s classical/world fusion album, Calling All Dawns. Mr. Richman’s numerous collaborations with film composers as their conductor has yielded recorded scores for such films as the Academy Award-nominated The Village (with violinist, Hilary Hahn), As Good As It GetsFace/OffSe7enBreakdownThe Manchurian Candidate and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl; in 2010, John Williams invited him to lead the three-month national summer tour of Star Wars in Concert. Recent recordings he has led from the podium include Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project (a project from within the film music community that has generated over $200K in donations), Noel Paul Stookey’s recent solo release One & Many, and Marvin Hamlisch’s final score, written for the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra. Mr. Richman served as Assistant and Resident Conductor for Mariss Jansons and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra between 1998-2004.

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