In addition to the local vocalists, Daniel Meyer selected professional soloists including Grammy-nominated baritone Joshua Jeremiah;Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor,a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist; and Amanda Olea, soprano, a Central City Opera (Denver) Apprentice Artist.
“I chose Orff’s Carmina Burana to cap the WSO’s fiftieth anniversary season largely for its capacity to express the sheer joy of living. This colossal work serves as a celebration of earthly life, and in some ways, the imagery of a wheel of fate that continues to turn points us towards this happy fact: as long as we support great music, there will be people who will dedicate their lives to bringing these epic scores to life on the stage.
While the pain, rejection, sorrows, and disappointments of life are certainly revealed this music, those moments of sadness are fleeting and often couched in moments of irony and good humor. The uninhibited joys of dance, drink, love, and song are in full display, and to have the chance to assemble such a large cast that includes choir, children, operatic voices, and a large orchestra honors everyone who has and will continue to make the WSO thrive into its next 50 years.”
Summer Philharmonic Free Summer Concert Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. – Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center The WSO Academy of Music’s Summer Philharmonic will present a free summer concert on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. Music Director Morrie Brand conducts the concert that begins with standard… Read More
Enjoy great music all summer long including a free concert in the park, Chamber Music Series and Summer Philharmonic Concert at Seton Hill. Summer Sparklers – Free Concert in the Park Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. St. Clair Park – 135 North Maple Ave., Greensburg | Directions Celebrate the Fourth of July with the symphony! Bring family and friends… Read More
Guests are invited to sip champagne and don their most stylish hats at the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 18th Hat Luncheon on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Co-chairpersons Karen Kohut and Diane Nickoloff welcome guests to the champagne reception beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon at noon. The event will be held at the Greensburg Country Club, where the lush grounds… Read More