WYSO Philharmonia

For Middle and High School Students

Meets Saturday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m.
January 28-April 8

String students should be comfortable in first and third positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, and be able to play major scales up to 3 sharps and flats. Members should be taking privates lessons. Winds and brass are encouraged audition. For strings, an audition is optional, but doing so allows for better chair placement. At a minimum, we need recommendation from private teacher or band director. Equivalent of Suzuki books III-IV. Tuition is $135, second child $90.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.

2016-2017 Season in Full Swing

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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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