Steven Banks Performs Mozart for the 54th Season Opener

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Opening Night featuring Steven Banks, saxophone

Greensburg, PA – The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert of their 54th Season Opening Night on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

The concert opens with Mozart’s Oboe Concerto performed by Steven Banks on the soprano saxophone.  “I’m particularly excited to work with Steven Banks again, this time introducing him to our WSO audience. He has such a fascinating stage presence and a complete command over his instrument.  I really look forward to hearing how the Mozart will come to life in so many special colors when he plays the classic oboe concerto on the soprano saxophone,“ said WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer.

The concert concludes with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic.’ “Bruckner’s music emerges over space and time in a way that affects each listener differently. For me, the Fourth Symphony combines inner drama, exquisite details, and staggeringly impressive sonics to create an unforgettable impact – much like that of seeing Notre Dame Cathedral or beholding the grandeur of the Grand Canyon for the very first time,” said Maestro Meyer.

Steven Banks is the winner of the prestigious 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant and is also the first saxophonist to capture First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions (2019). He was also recently chosen to join WQXR’s 2022 Artist Propulsion Lab, a program designed to advance the careers of artists and support the future of classical music. Mr. Banks has degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.

Ticket prices for the concert range from $18 – $63 and may be purchased at the door or can be reserved by calling the WSO Office at 724-837-1850 or westmorelandsymphony.org. Student Rush tickets are $5 the night of the show.

Opening Night

October 15, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, 21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

PROGRAM

Mozart:  Oboe Concerto
Steven Banks, soprano saxophone
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic’

Tickets: $18-up or call 724-837-1850

 

 

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