Welcome to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season in our historic home at the Palace Theatre! We welcome you to join us, and we hope that you will experience a musical performance that will transport you, lift you, and inspire you. We also hope that this marks the beginning of another fifty wonderful years of bringing classical music to Greensburg and Westmoreland County.
Since the very beginning, we have been honored to bring you great musical experiences across our community. Whether it’s through our very popular school-time concerts, this year with music of Tchaikovsky and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, our summer concerts outdoors in Greensburg and Ligonier, our annual collaboration with the Laurel Ballet, our treasured Home for the Holidays concert, or our signature symphonic series, we continue to make our mark as a vital arts voice in Western Pennsylvania. We want you to be a part of the excitement and adventure of great symphonic music with your Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
I hope you will find our season filled with great music and wonderful guest artists in our historic concert hall. Opening night brings young piano virtuoso Maxim Lando to perform Grieg, fresh on the heels of his historic debut playing in duet with Lang Lang. In February we offer the bright, joyous music of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony alongside the virtuoso violinist Chee-Yun playing Tchaikovsky. In March, Israeli cellist Amit Peled performs Haydn and the WSO offers the music of Schubert and Falla. In April, we will likely field the largest cast ever to grace the Palace Theatre stage in a gala performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana. We have invited the WSO Chamber Singers, an expanded chorus, and soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera to participate in this visceral and exciting performance. We cap the season with a special tribute concert to the music of the great American film composer John Williams, including favorites from Harry Potter, E.T., and Star Wars. Click here to see the entire season.
I am honored to take the podium on this historic season with the WSO. Together we are reaching more and more people who are passionate about great music. Join us for the entire season – become a subscriber today to ensure the best seats for the entire experience. Happy Birthday WSO, and here’s to many, many more great years of music making together!
Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director