WYSO Philharmonia

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.


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

Fall 2021 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.

 

2021-22 Season

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Recent blog posts

Valentine’s Weekend Concert

Westmoreland Symphony Presents “In the Key of Love” on February 12 >Buy In Person Tickets | >Buy a Link and Watch at Home The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents a Valentine’s weekend concert on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Palace Theatre (21 W. Otterman, 15601) in Greensburg, in-person beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also be live-streamed for those… Read More

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Meet Alan Obuzor, Texture Contemporary Ballet

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker featuring Texture Ballet on December 11.  Meet Alan Obuzor, founder and Artistic Director of Texture Contemporary Ballet. He was honored in 2013 by Dance Magazine by being named one of the “Top 25 to Watch.” Originally from Pittsburgh, Alan began dancing at the age of nine. Two years later he attended Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre… Read More

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Make Your Holiday Bright with the Nutcracker!

Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. The Palace Theatre, Greensburg Tickets: $16-up, group rates available. 724-836-8000 or www.thepalacetheatre.org The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents two performances of the holiday classic The Nutcracker, featuring Texture Ballet School and guest dancers from Texture Contemporary Ballet on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. WSO Artistic… Read More

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