2017-2018 Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Season

Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theatre located at 21. W. Otterman St. Greensburg 15601 Directions

Take advantage of free, convenient parking in the Bell Parking Garage one block past The Palace on the left side of West Otterman Street.

3 For 2 Classical Concert Sale Starts Friday, November 24!

 

Upcoming Performances

 

December 16, 2017

Home for the Holidays

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Celebrate the season with a symphony concert of joyful holiday music guest conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner featuring the 50-member All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County and soprano Sharon Jennings from the Pittsburgh Opera. Hear music including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Silent Night and the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah plus much more. Bring a sleigh full of family and friends to enjoy this special evening!

 

February 17, 2018

Keys to the Heart

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Hear pianist Andrew Tyson, hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 the program also features Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Puccini’s I crisantemi and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian.” Conducted by Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director.

DebussyClair de Lune

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

  Andrew Tyson, piano

Puccini: I crisantemi

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

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March 17, 2018

Musical Landscapes

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Daniel Meyer returns to conduct Musical Landscapes featuring Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring. Guest artist from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Caballero, french horn, performs Glière’s acclaimed Horn Concerto. The concert concludes with Smetana’s beautiful Music from Ma Vlast (My Country).

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Glière: Horn Concerto

  William Caballero, French horn

Smetana: Music from Ma Vlast (My Country)

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April 28, 2018

Fauré Requiem

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Fauré’s exquisite work Requiem closes out the WSO Season featuring the 55-member WSO Chamber Singers, directed by Marc Tourre. Artistic Director Daniel Meyer conducts the concert that also features Bizet’s elegant Symphony in C and Corigliano’s Elegy.

Corigliano: Elegy

Bizet: Symphony in C

Fauré: Requiem

  WSO Chamber Singers

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Past Performances

 

October 21, 2017

Bruch & Brahms

Daniel Meyer welcomes guest violinist Simone Porter to perform Bruch’s most famous work – Violin Concerto. The piece premiered in 1868 quickly becoming a favorite of violinists to the present day. Listen to Delius’ music for strings and winds echoing cuckoo calls and a Norwegian folk song theme. The final work Brahms’ powerful Symphony No. 1 that was inspired by Beethoven.

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor

  Simone Porter, violin

Brahms: Symphony No. 1


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