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Hear Beethoven’s Iconic Fifth Symphony February 10

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Fifth on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
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The centerpiece of the concert is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. “There is no more iconic symphony of Beethoven than the Fifth with those famous first four notes,” said Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director. Composed in 1808 it remains one of the most famous and recognizable symphonies in classical music.

The evening opens with Italian composer Luigi Cherubini’s Lodoïska: Overture. “Cherubini’s music is well-crafted, it’s beautiful and it’s dramatic,” said Meyer. The concert also features accordionist Hanzhi Wang performing Piazzolla’s Aconcagua: Concerto for Bandoneon.

“The Aconcagua is a stunning concerto, very much in the tango tradition. It’s an unusual pairing to put Beethoven with Piazzolla. but the drama of the music will respond or play off of each other and make for a really exciting Valentine’s weekend concert,” said Meyer.

Acclaimed for her “staggering virtuosity,” Hanzhi Wang is the only accordionist to ever win a place on the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 60-year history. Ms. Wang earned her Bachelor’s degree at the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She completed her Master’s degree and Soloist Diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Ticket prices for the concert range from $20 – $69 and may be purchased at the door or can be reserved by calling the WSO Office at 724-837-1850 or westmorelandsymphony.org. Student Rush tickets are $10 the night of the show.

Winter Escapes packages are also available for a limited time. The public can purchase two concerts and get the third concert free. Packages start at $40. Applies to February 10, March 9 and April 20, 2024 concerts only, offer expires February 8, 2024.

Beethoven’s Fifth

February 10, 2025 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, 21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

PROGRAM

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

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