Fauré Requiem – Season Finale

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents their 49th season finale Fauré’s Requiem on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The symphony will be joined on stage by WSO Chamber Singers, a 60-member choir made up of talented local vocalists, directed by Marc Tourre. “Fauré’s Requiem requires the chorus to sing with extreme sensitivity.… Read More

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Master Class with Andrew Tyson

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“I make it harder when I just focus on the notes – when I’m not thinking musically,” said Andrew Tyson. Ideas for adding subtle nuances, elegance and color to each composition beyond the notes was advice repeated throughout the master class led by award-winning pianist Andrew Tyson on Thursday, February 15. Seton Hill University students each performed a piece and Mr. Tyson… Read More

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One Book, One Community

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Read a great book and receive discounted tickets! The WSO has teamed up Westmoreland County Federated Library System to enhance the music experience with a Fall/Winter One Book One Community program.  Community members are invited to read Willa Cather’s My Antonia and join a book discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to buy discounted tickets at the book club to the… Read More

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Help Fight Hunger

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Help those in need in our community this Fall! The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will be collecting non-perishable items to benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank. You are invited to drop off items at the symphony offices (951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg) and the night of the October 21 concert at the Palace Theatre. The Westmoreland County Food Bank serves as many… Read More

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5 Easy Tips to Get Your Kids to Practice

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So it’s been a few months since taking the shiny new instrument out of its case but after the initial excitement of playing has worn off your child doesn’t want to practice. Every day you are asking, begging and pleading with them to practice before their next lesson. What is a parent to do? We talked to a lifelong musician… Read More

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Announcing our 50th Anniversary Season!

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The WSO board of directors has selected Michael Matteo as its new president. Mr. Matteo is the 18th president and has served on the WSO board since 2015. He replaces James Cook who served as board president since 2016 and who remains an active board member. Mr. Matteo is a lifelong musician and joined the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra in 2001 and… Read More

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WSO String Quartet performs Civil War Music

President Grant returns to Mount Pleasant He’s back! Ulysses S. Grant returns to town on Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Pleasant Church of God social hall, 936 W. Main St. in Mount Pleasant. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra string quartet will provide live period music beginning at 6 p.m. The Civil War general who later became the… Read More

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Summer with the Symphony!

Enjoy great music all summer long including a free concert in the park, Chamber Music Series and Summer Philharmonic Concert at Seton Hill. Summer Sparklers – Free Concert in the Park July 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. St. Clair Park – 135 North Maple Avenue Greensburg Celebrate the Fourth of July with the symphony! Bring family and friends to our free… Read More

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