The Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) Performs a Free Fall Concert with new Philharmonic Conductor on November 20
(GREENSBURG) The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestra program (WYSO), will present its fall concert on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg. The concert is free and open to the public, and donations are accepted.
The WYSO Philharmonia, comprised of mostly middle school musicians, will open the program with the first movement of Respighi’s Ancient Aires and Dances followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Themes from Scheherazade, the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C and concludes with Offenbach’s Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld. Morrie Brand, WYSO Music Director, will conduct.
The WYSO Philharmonic, comprised of mostly high school students, opens with Mozart’s Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio, followed by the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major and the third movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, and closes with Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah. Conducting the Philharmonic is the recently appointed Adam Gillespie (pictured).
About The Westmoreland Symphony Youth Orchestra
The Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1981 by then WSO Music Director, Kypros Markou. Morrie Brand became the WYSO music director in the fall of 2007, and over the years has greatly expanded the program to include, in addition to the Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, String Ensemble, Summer Strings and Summer Wind Ensemble. Also offered as part of the WYSO Program is the Concerto Competition for Philharmonic members and a WYSO Solo and Ensemble Recital at the season’s end for both orchestras. Learn more at westmorelandsymphony.org