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Upcoming Events

July 7, 2024 @ 12:30 PM
Arts & Heritage Festival

String Quintet at the Arts & Heritage Festival

Enjoy an afternoon with the WSO String Quintet at the Arts & Heritage Festival. They perform a “European Tour” program featuring music from Italy, Austria, Kosovo, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, England, and Finland on the Cabaret Stage from 12:30 – 2 p.m. No tickets are needed. Find all the details about the festival: https://artsandheritage.com/

Musicians:
Violin: Warren Davidson and Andrew Bronkaj
Viola: David Sinclair
Cello: Cecilia Caughman
Bass: Gino Faraci

Program
ITALY Corelli Op 6 #1 Largo-Allegro 
FRANCE Ropartz Serenade
ENGLAND/IRELAND Holst Brook Green Suite 
ENGLAND/WALES Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre 
NORWAY Grieg Solvieg’s Song
FINLAND Sibelius Andante Festivo 
HUNGARY Egressy Klapka March 
GERMANY Bach Air D 3:10
CROATIA Davidson Senjicu senjala, Gračanska Polka, Zagorski Drmeš 
AUSTRIA Mozart Eine Kleine Nactmusik 
KOSOVO Davidson From Kosovo 
Johann Strauss, Jr. Pleasure Train 

July 9, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Summer Philharmonic Wind Ensemble Concert

Join us for a a free summer concert! Hear three movements of Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite” and Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral.” Wind Ensemble Music Director Morrie Brand will also conduct his own piece, “Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble,” featuring the Kevin McManus on trombone. Kevin, one of Pittsburgh’s top freelance trombonists.

The evening wraps up with Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from “The Planets” and Morton Gould’s “American Salute.” This concert is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family for a night of fantastic music!

September 21, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Art of Music Gala

Enjoy an elegant evening of fine wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Bid on an array of silent and live auction items all to benefit the programs of the WSO.

Past Events

October 14, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
The Palace Theatre

Opening Night

Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Janice Carissa, piano

The WSO kicks off the 55th season with award-winning pianist Janice Carissa performing Rachmaninoff’s soaring, monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 . The evening opens with Khachaturian’s romantic ballet Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia and Tchaikovsky’s dramatic tale of forbidden love – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director conducting.

November 8, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Lapels a Fine Mens Clothier

Downtown Greensburg Shopping Event

Save the Date! Enjoy a night out of shopping for the holidays (or yourself) on November 8, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. Save 10% off your purchase at Penelope’s and $20 off of $100 at Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier. 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

November 28, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Give Big – November 28

December 9, 2023 @ 11:00 AM
The Palace Theatre

Nutcracker Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and Texture Contemporary Ballet’s production of the beloved holiday favorite. The area’s only live-orchestra version of this iconic ballet features spectacular choreography and will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys.  Alan Obuzor, Texture Contemporary Ballet Artistic Director,  Daniel Meyer, WSO Artistic Director, and conductor.

December 9, 2023 @ 3:00 PM
The Palace Theatre

Nutcracker Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and Texture Contemporary Ballet’s production of the beloved holiday favorite. The area’s only live-orchestra version of this iconic ballet features spectacular choreography and will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys.  Alan Obuzor, Texture Contemporary Ballet Artistic Director,  Daniel Meyer, WSO Artistic Director, and conductor.

December 16, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Home for the Holidays

 Looking for the perfect way to celebrate the holidays? Don’t miss our joyful concert, where you can sing along to your favorite carols and enjoy the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County and special guests! Hear music from Home Alone, Sleigh Ride, Joy to the World, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and many more! Gather the whole family and experience the magic of our popular annual holiday concert. Guest conducted by Andrés Franco.

January 12, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Young Artists Competition

Co-presented by The WSO Academy of Music and Seton Hill University.

Showcase your music; perform live and win cash prizes! Each year the Young Artists Competition is open to all instrumental students up to and including seniors in high school who live or take lessons in Westmoreland or Fayette County. You can mail in your application or use the online form.

  • January 12, 2024 – Application and audio recording due in the WSO office. Late entries will not be accepted. If sending by mail, send the application extra early.
  • February 4, 2024 –  Finals begin at 12 p.m.
  • February 11, 2024 – Winners’ Recital at 3 p.m.

Requirements

Entrants submit an application and a recording with a minimum of two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire. Preliminary judges listen to the recordings and select finalists for the live auditions.

Winners and those earning an honorable mention will present a recital for family, friends, and the public at Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center. Cash prizes are awarded. More details:

https://westmorelandsymphony.org/young-artists-competition/

February 10, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Beethoven’s Fifth

Cherubini Lodoïska: Overture
Piazzolla Aconcagua: Concerto for Bandoneon
Hanzhi Wang, accordion
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Get ready to be swept away by the incredible power and emotion of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. From its iconic opening notes ‘duh-duh-duh-duuuh’ you’ll hear why the Fifth is one of the most popular and beloved symphonies ever composed. Groundbreaking Young Concert Artist Hanzhi Wang performs Astor Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Aconcagua: Concerto for Accordion. The concert opens with a work by a contemporary of Beethoven—Luigi Cherubini’s operatic Lodoïska: Overture.

February 11, 2024 @ 2:30 PM
Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Young Artists Competition Winners Recital

February 25, 2024 @ 8:00 AM
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Westmoreland Symphony presents Academy Concerts – Tamburaški Sastav Ponoć

March 8, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
Seton Hill Performing Arts Center

Masterclass with Micah Wilkinson

March 9, 2024 @ 8:00 AM
The Palace Theatre

Mahler’s Titan

Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Micah Wilkinson, trumpet
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

Titanic in scope and size Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major ‘Titan’ will take you on a symphonic journey from the opening sounds of nature awakening to the clashing, turbulent, epic finale. Micah Wilkinson, principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony makes his WSO debut performing Aleksandr Arutiunian’s Armenian-inspired Trumpet Concerto.

March 14, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Westmoreland Symphony presents Academy Concerts – Academy String Quartet

Academy String Quartet presents “Dances and Madrigals”

The Westmoreland Symphony presents Academy Concerts: the Academy String Quartet – Jorie Butler-Geyer and Leah Givelber, violins, Warren Davidson, viola, and Cecilia Caughman, cello – in a program to welcome the spring, Dances and Madrigals. The “dances” are by contemporary composer Lera Auerbach, her charming Three Dances in the Old Style for violin and cello. The “madrigals” are Three Madrigals for violin and viola, an exhilarating work by the Czech master Bohuslav Martinu. All four musicians join in a great Haydn quartet (aren’t all Haydn quartets great?) from his Opus 64 set and the brilliant quartet in E flat, Opus 12, written by the 19-year-old Felix Mendelssohn, still in the springtime of his life.

Concerts made possible by Michael J Kakos and Aimee Rusinko Kakos

Donations accepted

April 20, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Verdi’s Requiem

Join us for an extraordinary 55th-season finale filled with the soaring voices and the majestic orchestral beauty of Verdi’s masterpiece, Messa da requiem. Don’t miss this captivating concert event featuring the full WSO Chamber Singers choir and soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera.

May 18, 2024 @ 11:00 AM
Greensburg Country Club

Hat Luncheon

Save the Date! Celebrate a fun afternoon of hats and happiness! Show off your fascinators and pearls while sipping on champagne and enjoy an elegant luncheon, prizes, a chance auction, and much more. Request to be added to the mailing list.

May 21, 2024 @ 10:30 AM
The Palace Theatre

Young Peoples Concerts

Registration Open:  10:30 a.m. is sold out and 1:15 p.m. is available

What do sports and music have in common? Find out at the concert while enjoying some epic music including Entrance of the Gladiators and the Olympic March. A bassoonist in a baseball uniform? A flutist in football pads? See if you can spot our musicians in their favorite sports gear!

Young Peoples Concerts are offered annually to schools and homeschools for a one-hour daytime concert designed especially for elementary school students. Each program, based on a unique theme, is introduced to the children by the conductor, who explains aspects of the music, using examples and stories about each piece. The concerts are both informative and entertaining.

May 21, 2024 @ 1:15 PM
The Palace Theatre

Young Peoples Concerts

Registration Open:  10:30 a.m. is sold out and 1:15 p.m. is available

What do sports and music have in common? Find out at the concert while enjoying some epic music including Entrance of the Gladiators and the Olympic March. A bassoonist in a baseball uniform? A flutist in football pads? See if you can spot our musicians in their favorite sports gear!

Young Peoples Concerts are offered annually to schools and homeschools for a one-hour daytime concert designed especially for elementary school students. Each program, based on a unique theme, is introduced to the children by the conductor, who explains aspects of the music, using examples and stories about each piece. The concerts are both informative and entertaining.

May 23, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Westmoreland Symphony presents Academy Concerts – Trio Sine Nomine

Violinist Lydia Choorapuzha, violist Warren Davidson, and Pittsburgh Symphony assistant principal cellist Adam Liu perform a varied and fascinating program of string trio music.

Three Spirituals by American composer Adolphus Hailstork takes traditional tunes and treats them with Baroque counterpoint technique and jazz harmonies. Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Serenade is perhaps his most frequently performed work, inspired by a Beethoven trio, Beethoven, in turn, was inspired to write for a string trio by Mozart’s “Divertimento.” Some musicians (including the violist in this performance) think the Mozart Divertimento is the best piece ever written for a string trio. Come judge for yourself!

Concerts made possible by Michael J and Aimee Rusinko Kakos

Donations accepted

June 6, 2024 @ 7:00 PM
West Overton Village

Classics on the Rocks

Join us in West Overton’s historic, enchanting brick barn for an evening strings concert. Hear traditional classical works plus a few surprises performed by the WSO’s six-person Cello Ensemble. Sip on signature cocktails featuring West Overton’s Jasper Stash Rye Whiskey plus a selection of Pennsylvania beer and wine. General Admission – $20; doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar. The concert begins at 7 p.m. *Must be over 21 and show a valid ID to purchase signature cocktails, beer, and wine. This event sells out, only 200 seats, reserve your spot early! BUY TICKETS

June 13, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Unity Chapel

Summer Chamber Music Series – Chatham Baroque

Join Chatham Baroque and percussionist Danny Mallon on a journey from Baroque Europe to the Americas as they trace roots of American, French Canadian, and Latin American music from their origins in 18th-century Britain, France, and Spain.
Tickets are purchased at the door. $15 general seating. All proceeds benefit the WSO Youth Symphony.
Underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of the The Latrobe Presbyterian Church

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