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Opening Night

Saturday, October 14, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg directions
Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director, and Conductor

The WSO kicks off the 55th season with award-winning pianist Janice Carissa performing Rachmaninoff’s soaring, monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 . The evening opens with Khachaturian’s romantic ballet Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia and Tchaikovsky’s dramatic tale of forbidden love – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director conducting.

Program: (click to listen)
Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Janice Carissa, piano

 Preview Opening Night with the Artistic Director

Press:
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra sets opening night of 55th season October 3, 2023 Tribune Review
Westmoreland Symphony’s Opening Night to spotlight Janice Carissa October 2 2023 Latrobe Bulletin

Meet Janice Carissa, guest pianist

A Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, Janice Carissa has “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist“ (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “strong, sure hands” (Voice of America) that “convey a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece.” (Chicago Classical Review) Her artistry has been showcased at an array of renowned stages, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Kennedy Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Louis Vuitton Foundation and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Learn more

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