WYSO Philharmonic

Spring Dates

Wednesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m. Greensburg Garden & Civic Center

January 22, 2020- (and Feb 1, if needed) Auditions for the spring semester and Concerto Competition

January 29 – Eurythmics session 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center (SHU-PAC) (Philharmonia members are also invited)

February 5 – First spring term rehearsal 6:30-8:45 p.m. Greensburg Garden & Civic Center

May 13 – Dress rehearsal at SHU-PAC: 6:30-8:45 p.m.

May 17 – Sunday evening concert 7:00 p.m. at SHU-PAC – 5:45 p.m. call

Spring Repertoire includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Powell’s How to Train Your Dragon Suite.

The Philharmonic consists of auditioned high school musicians, who rehearse on Wednesday evenings and perform concerts each fall and spring. String students should be comfortable in first through fifth positions, have a solid knowledge of note values, dynamics, key signatures, off-the-string playing, and be able to play major scales up to 4 sharps and flats. An audition is necessary and private lessons are required. The equivalent of Suzuki book V and up. The Philharmonic also provides a Concerto Competition for members to compete to perform a concerto with the orchestra. The competition is held every January, with a spring semester performance. A WYSO Solo and Ensemble Night is offered each May, featuring individuals and small ensembles from the Philharmonic.

Audition Excerpts 2020

To schedule an audition Contact Ramona Coppage, WYSO Manager: [email protected]

Violin I
Violin II

Contact Morrie Brand for more information.


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