Upcoming Events

 

February 9, 2020

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Young Artists Competition

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Winners of the 2020 TribLive Young Artists Competition perform a concert that is free and open to the public.

 

May 17, 2020

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

WYSO Spring Concert

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestra program (WYSO), will present its Spring concert on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. The concert is directed by Morrie Brand, and is free and open to the public.

Past Events

 

October 10, 2019

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Classical Encounters at the WMAA

REGISTER ONLINE This mini-music appreciation course, offered in four class sessions, is designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or serve as a refresher course for those somewhat knowledgeable about classical music.

It explores the four basic periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the various style periods and learning terminologies that improve one’s knowledge and appreciation for what is happening in the music. The goal is to have the listener be more comfortable when listening to classical music.

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestra program (WYSO), will present its fall concert on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. The concert is directed by Morrie Brand, and is free and open to the public.

The WYSO Philharmonia, comprised of mostly middle school musicians, will open the program with Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet, followed by Shenandoah, an American folk tune, closing with a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

 The WYSO Philharmonic, comprised of mostly high school students, opens with two works from the classical period – Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and the first movement of Beethoven’s  Symphony No. 7.  These pieces are followed by two neo-classical works – the Second Suite for Small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky and Rondo from Chamber Symphony No. 1 by WYSO music director, Morrie Brand.

 

November 17, 2019

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

WYSO Fall Concert

 

December 3, 2019

Give Big! Pittsburgh

Mark your calendars for December 3! Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Pittsburgh’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal! CLICK HERE

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season!

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Holiday Music World Premiere

Every December we look forward to performing our holiday concert.  This year we are so fortunate to present a world premiere of For Behold from Henceforth by Pittsburgh-based composer Nancy Galbraith, featuring Meghan DeWald, soprano and conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner. Join us for the concert and be the first to hear this new work!   Longtime Friends, New Collaboration “I’ve known Nancy for over… Read More

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Nutcracker – Celebrate a Holiday Tradition!

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Straight to the Heart: Opening Night Music

Artistic Director Daniel Meyer previews Russian Masters coming up Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Palace Theatre One of the most striking aspects of Russian music is its capacity to drive straight to the heart.  Through soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and vivid orchestration, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky were all masters in their own way of making such a direct impact on our… Read More

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