Welcome to the 51st Season from Maestro Daniel Meyer

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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 we are grateful to you for joining us on our journey.

Since the very beginning, we have been honored to bring you great musical experiences across our community. Whether it’s through our very popular school-time concerts, this year with music celebrating the coming Olympic Games in Tokyo, our summer concerts outdoors in Greensburg and Ligonier, our annual collaboration with the Laurel Ballet, our treasured Home for the Holidays concert, or our signature symphonic series, we continue to make our mark as a vital arts voice in Western Pennsylvania. We want you to be a part of the excitement and adventure of great symphonic music with your Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.

I hope you will find our season filled with great music and wonderful guest artists in our historic concert hall. Opening night brings sensational violinist Alexi Kenney to perform Prokofiev. In February, we celebrate the return of the wonderful pianist Maxim Lando, who made such an impression on us all last season that we had to bring him back to the Palace as soon as possible to play Saint-Saëns’ charming and virtuosic 2nd Piano Concerto. In March, the Principal Flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Lorna McGhee, makes her WSO debut with the music of CPE Bach paired with a St Patrick’s Day tribute in Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody No. 1. In April, we have invited the WSO Chamber Singers and soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera to participate in a tribute to the great moments from Italian opera in what should prove to be an exciting evening of theatrical moments. Click here to see the entire season lineup.

I would also like to make a special mention to the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Morrie Brand. WYSO holds a special role in the training of the next generation of musicians, and we are fortunate to have such a high-quality ensemble for our talented youth.

I am honored to continue to lead the WSO into its next half-century. Together we are reaching more and more people who are passionate about great music. Join us for the entire season – become a subscriber today to ensure the best seats for the entire experience. Here’s to many, many more great years of music-making together!






Daniel Meyer, WSO Artistic Director

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