The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, announces its 2013-2014 Season beginning on November 2, 2013. The WSO celebrates two milestones this year including its 45th anniversary concert season and 20th annual production of the Nutcracker featuring the Laurel Ballet. The WSO presents five Saturday evening concerts at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at a new earlier time of 7:30 p.m. The WSO also presents three performances of the Nutcracker on December 14 at 2 and 7 p.m. and December 15 at 2 p.m.
November 2, 2013 – Opening Night features Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Bach’s Magnificat featuring the all-new 40-member Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers under the direction of Marc Tourre.
December 21, 2013 – Home for the Holidays -WSO Artistic Director Daniel Meyer conducts our annual holiday concert. Enjoy all your favorite instrumental and choral music featuring the All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County under the direction of Michael Rozell.
February 1. 2014 – Gershwin Valentine – A pianist praised for her “vivid and beautiful playing,” (New York Times) Joyce Yang performs Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 completes the evening.
March 29, 2014 –The Planets transports audiences on a musical journey through the solar system with Holst’s masterpiece The Planets. Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser begins the concert.
April 26, 2014 – Season Finale – With her “impeccable sound and technique” (The New York Times), Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova lends her talents to Barber’s Violin Concerto. The concert also includes Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
Season subscriptions and single tickets are available by calling 724-837- 1850 or www.westmorelandsymphony.org.
About The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, began in 1969 when a group of community leaders and musicians assembled an orchestra for several concerts at a local high school. Now, 45 years later, the WSO brings world-class soloists to the concert stage. Under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, the WSO presents four classical concerts and one holiday pops all at the Palace Theatre in downtown Greensburg. The WSO’s Academy of Music provides educational programs including the Visiting Artists Program, Young People’s Concert, Summer Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra, Community Strings and private lessons. For more information, please visit the symphony’s website www.westmorelandsymphony.org or call 724-837-1850.