The Westmoreland Symphony presents the first of its new Academy Concert Series featuring the Academy Quartet. The Academy quartet includes musicians Jorie Butler-Geyer and Leah Givelber, violin; Warren Davidson, viola and Cecilia Caughman, cello. “We are looking forward to presenting smaller, intimate concerts that give us a chance to perform a wide variety of music including modern composers,” said Michael Rozell, WSO Executive Director.
The concert opens with a string quartet arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Welsh hymn Rhosymedre, followed by Joseph Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet – a piece that combines elegance, rustic wit, and rhythmic vigor. The Academy Quartet violinists will play a selection of short pieces from contemporary composer Elaine Fine’s Autumn Leaves. Next is Schubert’s sweet and charming String Quartet in E flat. A sultry Tango by Texas composer Michael McLean concludes the program.
Academy Concerts presented by the WSO
Thursday, October 26, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center Auditorium
951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601
Free, donations accepted
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre
Haydn: String Quartet in B flat, Op. 76
Elaine Fine: Autumn Leaves for two violins
Schubert: String Quartet in E flat
Michael McLean: Tango
2023-24 WSO Academy Concert Series
February 25, 2024 at 2 p.m. – Tamburaški Sastav Ponoć
March 14, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. – Academy String Quartet
May 23, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. – Trio Sine Nomine