The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, announces its 2021-2022 season beginning on October 23, 2021. The WSO presents five Saturday evening concerts at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
After presenting a live stream season due to the pandemic, the orchestra returns to in-person concerts at the Palace Theatre but the option of watching online will also remain available. “We are thrilled to be able to get back to performing live at the Palace Theatre, but as in last season, if preferred, you will be able to attend our concerts from the comfort of your own home. I hope you will find this season filled with great music and wonderful guest artists in our historic concert hall. We are excited to present fantastic guests like violinist Jennifer Frautschi, accordion virtuoso Hanzhi Wang, and brilliant young American pianist Michael Brown, said Daniel Meyer, WSO Artistic Director.
The WSO also is thrilled to announce the return of two holiday favorites – Home for the Holidays concert on December 18, 2021 and the Nutcracker featuring Texture Contemporary Ballet on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. “It is a beautiful thing when artists, people, and organizations come together. I’m very excited for Texture and the WSO to be collaborating to present the timeless holiday tradition of the Nutcracker, ” said Alan Obuzor, Artistic & Executive Director of Texture Contemporary Ballet and Texture Ballet School.
Season subscriptions are on sale now, starting at just $64. Single tickets and digital access tickets are available by calling 724-837-1850 or online. Student rush tickets for classical concerts are $5 night of show with valid i.d. Nutcracker tickets available through the Palace Theatre box office online or 724-836-8000.
2021-22 Season at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg
Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Nutcracker
Opening Night – October 23, 2021 [buy tickets]
Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Nutcracker – December 11, 2021 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. [buy tickets through Palace Theatre]
featuring Texture Ballet School, and guest dancers from Texture Contemporary Ballet
Home for the Holidays – December 18, 2021 [buy tickets]
Celebrate the sounds of the season featuring the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County and special guests.
In the Key of Love – February 12, 2022 [buy tickets]
Dukas: Overture to La Péri
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Michael Brown, piano
Franck: Symphony in d minor
Nuevo Tango – March 26, 2022 [buy tickets]
Arriaga: Symphony in D major
Turina: The Bullfighter’s Prayer
Piazzolla: Aconcagua: Concerto for Accordion
Hanzhi Wang, accordion
Beethoven’s Brilliance – April 23, 2022 [buy tickets]
J.S. Bach: Suite in G Minor
Hilary Tann: With the Heather and Small Birds
Beethoven: Mass in C
WSO Chamber Choir, Soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera