In addition to the local vocalists, Daniel Meyer selected professional soloists including Grammy-nominated baritone Joshua Jeremiah;Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor,a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist; and Amanda Olea, soprano, a Central City Opera (Denver) Apprentice Artist.
“I chose Orff’s Carmina Burana to cap the WSO’s fiftieth anniversary season largely for its capacity to express the sheer joy of living. This colossal work serves as a celebration of earthly life, and in some ways, the imagery of a wheel of fate that continues to turn points us towards this happy fact: as long as we support great music, there will be people who will dedicate their lives to bringing these epic scores to life on the stage.
While the pain, rejection, sorrows, and disappointments of life are certainly revealed this music, those moments of sadness are fleeting and often couched in moments of irony and good humor. The uninhibited joys of dance, drink, love, and song are in full display, and to have the chance to assemble such a large cast that includes choir, children, operatic voices, and a large orchestra honors everyone who has and will continue to make the WSO thrive into its next 50 years.”
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
Welcome to the 51st Season from Maestro Daniel Meyer
September 5, 2019
Dear Friends in Music, Welcome to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 51st Anniversary Season! We are so glad that you are here and we hope that you will experience a musical performance that will transport you, lift you and inspire you. We are excited to embark on our next 50 years of bringing classical music to Greensburg and Westmoreland County, and… Read More
Guests are invited to a stylish kick-off to Fall at the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Cheap ‘N Chic event on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Co-chairpersons Jo Ellen Numerick and Jill Briercheck will welcome guests beginning at 6 p.m. at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. The shopping event is only held every two years to offer the finest in pre-owned couture… Read More