WYSO Philharmonia

Fall 2021 

The WYSO Philharmonia will return this fall as a separate orchestra as it was prior to covid. Members should be taking private lessons and be recommended by their private teacher or band/orchestra director. The orchestra begins on Saturday, September 11, location TBD.

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.


Auditions: Encouraged but not required
Please contact Ramona [email protected] to schedule an audition time.

Excerpts

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone

The Philharmonia gives students their first experience playing in a large ensemble that includes strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.  The young students learn to follow a conductor and have the chance to perform with other musicians in a friendly group setting.

String students should be comfortable in first and third positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, and be able to play major scales up to 3 sharps and flats. Members should be taking privates lessons. Winds and brass are encouraged to audition. For strings, an audition is optional, but doing so allows for better chair placement. At a minimum, we need a recommendation from the student’s private teacher or band director. String students need to be in the equivalent of Suzuki books III-IV.

 

Summer with the Symphony!

Learn More

Recent blog posts

Summer with the Westmoreland Symphony

The WSO Announces Summer Concert Lineup! (GREENSBURG) The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present three Live on the Lawn Friday evening concerts at the Hempfield Park Amphitheatre and announces the return of Summer Sparklers, our free concert at St. Clair Park on Friday, July 9 at 7 p.m. The friday concerts include Beo String Quartet featuring musicians Jason Neukom, violin; Sean Neukom, viola;… Read More

Read more

WSO 19th Annual Hat Luncheon

Hat Luncheon Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 11 a.m. reception, noon luncheon Greensburg Country Club The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s annual Hat Luncheon returns to the Greensburg Country Club on Saturday, June 12, 2021. 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 on… Read More

Read more

Season Finale with Maxim Lando

Maxim Returns – Season Finale Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Live-streamed Cindy McTee: Adagio Efraín Amaya: Angelica Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1   Maxim Lando, piano >TICKETS The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Maxim Returns, the season finale of its Front Row Season on May 1, 2021, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The digital concert will be… Read More

Read more