Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

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Daniel Meyer conducts a program of Russian masterpieces featuring piano virtuoso Orion Weiss performing Rachmaninoff’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 3. Glinka’s heroic Russlan and Ludmilla Overture is an exuberant introduction to the concert alongside our talented young WYSO musicians. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s folk song-inspired Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian.” “When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations… Read More

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[Video] 1976 Pops Concert | Dance of the Comedians by Smetana

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  This performance of Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians is from a live recording of a Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, circa 1976. The conductor was Thomas Michalak. David Singer was privileged to be the Principal Clarinetist of the orchestra for 4 years. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor was Dr. Richard Karp, who was also General and Music Director… Read More

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Young Artists Competition Winners Announced

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The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and co-presenter, Seton Hill University announce that the Tribune Review 2017 Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Greensburg. On Sunday, February 5, twenty-one finalists competed for cash prizes and a chance to perform on the Winners’ Recital. Congratulations to… Read More

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Five Ways Music Improves Our Health

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When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you’ve listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up your performance.… Read More

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Straight to the Heart: Opening Night Music

Artistic Director Daniel Meyer previews Russian Masters coming up Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Palace Theatre One of the most striking aspects of Russian music is its capacity to drive straight to the heart.  Through soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and vivid orchestration, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky were all masters in their own way of making such a direct impact on our… Read More

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Academy of Music Summer Concerts

Summer Philharmonic Free Summer Concert Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. – Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center The WSO Academy of Music’s Summer Philharmonic will present a free summer concert on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. Music Director Morrie Brand conducts the concert that begins with standard… Read More

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Daniel Meyer – A Colossal Carmina Burana Finale

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Orff’s Carmina Burana, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert is the classical finale of the 50th Anniversary Season. The WSO will be joined on stage by 100 singers including the WSO Chamber Singers, the Westmoreland Choral Society, Pitt-Greensburg Chorale, Una Voce, Children’s Choirs, and… Read More

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