2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season

Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theatre located at 21. W. Otterman St. Greensburg 15601 Directions
Group Discounts available: Please call 724-837-1850 for groups larger than 10

Take advantage of free, convenient parking in the Bell Parking Garage one block past The Palace on the left side of West Otterman Street.

Call 724.837.1850 to order tickets!

 

Upcoming Performances

 

June 30, 2019

Concert in the Park

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with the symphony! Bring family and friends to our free concert of classics, patriotic favorites and pops at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.  Conducted by Daniel Meyer. Donations are accepted.

Past Performances

 

October 13, 2018

Celebrate 50

Sibelius: Finlandia
  WYSO Philharmonic

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor

  Maxim Lando, piano

Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

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At age 15 pianist Maxim Lando has already won acclaim and multiple awards. After pianist Lang-Lang suffered an injury Lando famously performed as his “left hand” at both Carnegie Hall and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Full story

 

December 8, 2018

Nutcracker Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s timeless score comes to life during the WSO and Laurel Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the beloved holiday ballet. The area’s only live-orchestra version will take you on a magical, musical trip to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy, waltzing snowflakes and enchanted toys featuring charming sets and beautiful costumes. Three performances Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 PM. Family-friendly priced tickets start at $13.

Tickets go on sale September 14 through the Palace Theatre 724.836.8000

 

December 15, 2018

Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the season with a symphony concert of joyful holiday music conducted by Maria Sensi- Sellner and featuring Ashley Fabian, soprano from the Pittsburgh Opera, the 50-member All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County. Bring a sleigh full of family and friends to enjoy this special evening! 

 

February 16, 2019

Heartstrings

Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

  Chee-Yun, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post click to read the article Chee-Yun’s full bio

 

March 16, 2019

Music & Magic

Falla: El amor brujo

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C

  Amit Peled, cello

Schubert: Symphony No. 3

Daniel Meyer conducts Music & Magic opening with Manual de Falla’s vibrant score for ballet El amor brujo featuring Corrie Stallings, mezzo- soprano and premiere choreography by Otis Cook with guest dancers Iffy Roma and David McKayGrammy-nominated cellist Amit Peled performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C. The concert concludes with Schubert’s Symphony No. 3. 

 

April 27, 2019

Carmina Burana

BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:30 PM TONIGHT

Orff: Carmina Burana
 Orff’s epic Carmina Burana is one of the most recognizable and popular works in the classical repertoire. Daniel Meyer conducts the WSO’s large-scale concert production that features the WSO Chamber Singers, directed by Marvin Huls, Westmoreland Choral Society, University of Pittsburgh Choir, Una Voce: The Chamber Choir of Seton Hill University, Children’s Choirs, and Soloists Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor from the Pittsburgh Opera; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone and Amanda Olea, soprano.rs. Marc Tourre is choir coordinator.

 

May 11, 2019

The Music of John Williams

Season Finale – Ticket Booth Opens at 6:30 p.m. tickets are still available.

Costumes strongly encouraged!

A special 50th-anniversary concert event! Hear all the greatest movie music from legendary composer John Williams. The winner of 24 Grammy Awards and five Academy Awards, his most famous movie scores include Star WarsIndiana Jones, Jurassic ParkE.T. Harry Potter and many more!

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>> Join a book discussion of The Space Barons, a partnership with the Westmoreland Library Network

 

 

Celebrating our 50th Season!

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Recent blog posts

2019 Independent Music Teacher of the Year Award

The WSO and its Academy of Music announce their second annual Independent Music Teacher of the Year Award to Jacqueline Herbein. The award was created to recognize an outstanding music teacher in Westmoreland County who provides private music lessons. Sponsored by Covington Financial   The award will be presented prior to the WSO’s Carmina Burana concert on April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.… Read More

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Daniel Meyer – A Colossal Carmina Burana Finale

Tickets | More Info The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Orff’s Carmina Burana, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert is the classical finale of the 50th Anniversary Season. The WSO will be joined on stage by 100 singers including the WSO Chamber Singers, the Westmoreland Choral Society, Pitt-Greensburg Chorale, Una… Read More

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WSO Commissioned World Premiere Choreography of El amor brujo

Greensburg, PA – The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presented “Music and Magic” on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg featuring premiere choreography by Otis Cook of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo. Artistic Director Daniel Meyer conducted the work with soloist Corrie Stallings, former Pittsburgh Opera resident artist, and commissioned Mr. Cook of Pilobolus and Cirque de… Read More

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