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Upcoming Concerts

Reserve your seat! 2024-2025 Subscriptions on sale now. Nutcracker tickets on sale July 25 and single concert tickets go on sale August 20, 2024.

Upcoming Performances

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

Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel

Get ready for a night of rock ‘n roll with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s concert Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel.  Experience the rock vocalists and musicians of Jeans ‘n Classics with the full symphony performing classics from “Uptown Girl” to “Piano Man,” as well as “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “She’s Always a Woman to Me.” “Get in the mood for a melody,” and don’t miss this incredible night of music!

Balcony $20, $35, $44; Orchestra $49, $42; Loge $61; Balcony $20, $35, $44; Opera Box: $79

 

Sponsored by the Richard King Mellon Foundation

October 26, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

American Mosaic – Opening Night

Bernstein: West Side Story: Selections
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
  Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out
Hanson: Symphony No.2, op.30 ‘Romantic’

The 56th season opens with a vibrant celebration of American music, featuring selections from Leonard Bernstein’s beloved “West Side Story,” and Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto performed by Michael Rusinek, principal clarinet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The evening also includes Nkeiru Okoye’s Voices Shouting Out, a moving musical response to 9/11 and Hanson’s lyrical Symphony No 2. Celebrate opening night with the WSO as we honor the rich musical heritage of the United States.

December 14, 2024 @ 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. Tickets on sale July 25!

December 14, 2024 @ 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. Tickets on sale July 25!

December 21, 2024 @ 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 all your favorite Holiday music with the traditional finale – Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and many more! Gather the whole family and experience the magic of our popular annual holiday concert. Single tickets on sale August 20.

February 15, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Love Stories

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor
  Zlatomir Fung, cello

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with the symphony! Enjoy a favorite from the Romantic era, Dvořák Cello Concerto performed by the rising star Zlatomir Fung. Experience the magic of Mascagni’s beloved Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss, inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

 

March 22, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Maxim Returns

Nico Muhly: Two Motets by William Byrd
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
  Maxim Lando, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major

Audience favorite piano phenom Maxim Lando returns for an incredible fourth appearance with the WSO, performing Saint-Saëns’ charming Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. The concerto is paired with 21st-century composer Muhly’s brilliant take on William Byrd and concludes with Beethoven’s famously energetic Symphony No. 7.

April 12, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
The Palace Theatre

Heroic Guitar

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
  WSO Chamber Singers
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  JIJI, guitar
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major ‘Italian’

The season finale begins with the voices of the WSO Chamber Singers performing Williams’ romantic Serenade to Music, inspired by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Then, rising star guitarist JIJI takes center stage with Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, the most popular concerto written for guitar and orchestra. The night wraps up with a joyous journey through Italy as the orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Join us for an unforgettable night of music and celebration.

Past Performances

July 6, 2024 @ 7:00 PM
St. Clair Park

Summer Sparklers

Saturday, July 6 at 7 pm St. Clair Park, Greensburg – Celebrate the Fourth at our popular annual summer concert in the park! Bring a lawn chair or blanket along with family and friends and join us for classics, patriotic favorites, movie favorites, and our traditional finale – The 1812 Overture at St. Clair Park in Greensburg, conducted by Daniel Meyer. This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.  Bring your kids early to explore the instrument petting zoo prior to the concert 5:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. they can try out cellos, violins and percussion instruments.

Sponsored by Tribune-Review and Westmoreland County Arts Grant

Flags donated by Scott Ludwick, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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