Upcoming Events

 

January 27, 2023

Campana Chapel

FEMC Recital: Student Recital

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February 24, 2023

First United Methodist Church

FEMC Recital: Organ Highlights

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March 24, 2023

FEMC Recital: Spring Breaks

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April 28, 2023

Campana Chapel

FEMC: Season Finale

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Past Events

 

June 2, 2022

West Overton Village

Concert at West Overton

Set on twenty acres of picturesque grounds and historic buildings in Scottdale, join us in West Overton’s rustic, enchanting brick barn for an evening concert conducted by Daniel Meyer. Hear Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Vaughn Williams Charterhouse Suite, Holst’s Brook Green Suite, and Weber’s Clarinet Quintet. The concert features the strings of the WSO with soloists Ryan Leonard, clarinet, and Sarah Steranka, flute, conducted by Daniel Meyer. Signature cocktails made from West Overton Distilling Companys’s renowned rye whiskey as well as beer and wine are available for purchase with valid id. 

RSVPs are free, but are required as seating is limited to 200. First come, first serve. Registration closes at 3 p.m day of the concert. No outside food/drink permitted.

 

June 11, 2022

Greensburg Country Club

Hat Luncheon

Join us in celebrating a fun afternoon of hats and happiness! Show off your fascinators and hats while sipping on mimosas and enjoy an elegant luncheon, prizes, a chance auction, and much more.

 

July 12, 2022

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Summer Philharmonic Concert

Summer 2022 Concert, free and open to the public

*masks are required inside Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center 

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brand: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra
  Evelyn Markle, flute
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – 3rd mvt
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Bernstein: Music from West Side Story

 

July 28, 2022

Unity Chapel

Beo String Quartet - Summer Chamber Music Series

The Summer Chamber Music Series returns to Unity Chapel with Beo String Quartet: Andrew Giordano, Jason Neukom, Sean Neukom and Ryan Ash.

Program:
Koji Kondo arr. Jason Neukom: The Legend of Zelda
Sean Neukom: People
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
Beethoven: String Quartet No.1 in F Major, Op.18 No.1


General admission at the door is $15 and all donations benefit the WYSO youth orchestra program. The Chapel is air-conditioned and accessible. 

Underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church.

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August 11, 2022

Unity Chapel

Chatham Baroque – Summer Chamber Music Series

The Summer Chamber Music Series continues at Unity Chapel with Chatham Baroque: Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley

General admission at the door is $15 and all donations benefit the WYSO youth orchestra program. The Chapel is air-conditioned and accessible. 

Underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church.

 

September 16, 2022

Westmoreland Country Club

Autumn Rhapsody

It’s an autumn celebration event! Enjoy live music by EBT Jazz, fabulous food, and great company. Bid on an array of items from vacation getaways, sports tickets, and golf packages to fine jewelry and gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the programs of the WSO. Cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. with sit-down dinner and auction to follow. Reservations are now closed, thank you for your interest! 

 

September 23, 2022

Campana Chapel

FEMC Recital: Season Opener

The Friday Evening Music Club of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra returns to Campana Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh – Greensburg Campus on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Members Christina Andrae, flute and Sylvia Andrae, piano, will present a delightful five-movement work by Academy Award-winning Italian composer, Nino Rota. New member, oboist Louise Daniels, will perform Seven Bagatelles for Solo Oboe by prolific English composer Gordon Jacob.

Showcasing the flute family from piccolo to bass in Victor Herbert’s Italian Street SongFlute Cocktail, will also present a wonderful arrangement of Three Slavonic Dances from Dvorak’s Op. 46 & 72, with pianist Ruth Poscich. Comprised of present and former FEMC members and friends, the flute choir includes Ms. Andrae, Grace Collier, Julia Gray, Chuck Kauric, Joan Kotjarapoglus, Leslie Nemeth, Linda Urbani and Theresa Vanden Berk, conducted by Michele Boulet. 

Admission is free to club members and voluntary donations are accepted from non-members at the door. Pitt-Greensburg does not currently require masks indoors, though this is subject to change as case levels may change in the county; FEMC is mask-friendly to all who chose to wear one. All are invited to a reception following the recital.

Save the Date! Enjoy a night out of shopping for the holidays (or yourself) on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 5-8 p.m. Save $25 off of a $100 purchase at Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier and $5 off of a $25 purchase at Penelope’s. Enjoy light refreshments and every purchase supports the symphony with 10% of sales donated back to the WSO. Open to the Public!

Locations:
Lapels A Fine Men’s Clothier: 106 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601
Penelopes: 101 S Pennsylvania Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601
 

November 3, 2022

Lapels a Fine Mens Clothier

Downtown Shopping Event

 

November 18, 2022

First United Methodist Church

FEMC Recital: American Music Month

This recital will feature music by six American composers, including a movement from Antonín Dvorák’s American String Quartet, which was written while the Bohemian composer was vacationing in Spillville, Iowa. Performing the Dvorák is the Barclay String Quartet, which includes violinists Natalie Kasievich and Lauren Rigby, violist Jason Xia and cellist Jeffrey Borrebach.

Pianist Beverly Hritz will play “A Hermit Thrush at Morn” Op. 92, No. 2 by Amy Beach.

Savannah Simeone, mezzo-soprano, will sing three songs, each by a different American composer: “I felt a funeral in my brain” by Aaron Copland, using the poetry of Emily Dickinson; “The Black Swan” from The Medium, by Gian Carlo Menotti, and Judith Cloud’s “Alone” with poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. Baritone Marc Tourre will sing “Early in the Morning” by Ned Rorem and “Come Ready and See Me” by Richard Hundley. Collaborating with both will be pianist Sylvia Andrae.

Admission is free to club members and voluntary donations are accepted from non-members at the door.  All are invited to a reception following the recital.

 

November 20, 2022

Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

WYSO Fall Concert

The concert is free and open to the public, donations are accepted

The WYSO Philharmoniacomprised of mostly middle school musicians, will open the program with the first movement of Respighi’s Ancient Aires and Dances followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Themes from Scheherazade, the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C and concludes with Offenbach’s Can-Can from Orpheus in the UnderworldMorrie Brand, WYSO Music Director, will conduct.

The WYSO Philharmonic, comprised of mostly high school students, opens with Mozart’s Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio, followed by the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major and the third movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, and closes with Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah. Conducting the Philharmonic is the recently appointed Adam Gillespie.

 

November 29, 2022

Day of Giving 2022

This year, more than ever we celebrate what brings us all together. From introducing more than 7,000 kids to classical music at our free Young People’s Concerts to our annual free Summer Concert in the Park, where the community gathers on blankets and chairs to enjoy a beautiful night outside with the orchestra to our Academy of Music programs for all ages – the outreach of the WSO is only possible because of the generosity of people like you! You can make a gift on the Day of Giving and support the music you love on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

2022-2023 Season

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