Classical Encounters

This music appreciation mini-course is offered in groups of four class sessions, designed to explore four basic periods of music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various styles and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. These sessions are ideal for people who wish to sharpen their listening skills.

Classical Encounters II provides a more in-depth focus on topics including The Life and Times of Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s Life through his Symphonies, Mahler and Strauss, and Masterpieces of 20th Century Music.

Morrie Brand, instructor and current Academy of Music director, is a former professional musician and composer, and was a college music instructor for more than ten years before becoming an arts manager.

Tribune-Review: Morrie Brand looks to bring classical music to the masses – one class at time

If you have questions about the course content, please email instructor Morrie Brand at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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WSO to Go Series

While we are on a break,  we want to keep the music playing wherever we can. We will be sharing videos from our musicians, teachers and orchestra performances on our social media channels with the tag #wso2go You can follow along on Facebook • Instagram and Twitter and we will post highlights on this page. From the Executive Director: Classical music provides us with… Read More

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COVID-19 Update

Update: March 24, 2020 Dear Members of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Family, For 51 years the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra has performed, educated, and enriched the lives of thousands of our neighbors. We recognize as our highest priority the safety and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff. The Executive Committee met on March 23rd to discuss our upcoming concert Italian Opera Fest… Read More

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UPDATE: Irish Rhapsody Concert Postponed

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra recognizes as its highest priority the safety and well-being of our musicians, patrons, and staff.  The Executive Committee of the board of directors met on 3/11/2020 to discuss our upcoming concert Irish Rhapsody (03/14/2020).  In light of the current health situation due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, the committee has… Read More

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