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34th Concert Season 

2019-2020

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.

Variations on America

This concert set features music from a variety of composing styles, all centered around our country. While some of the composers were inspired by more traditional sources and styles, others such as Rose, Ives, and Lo Presti step somewhat outside of the norm to convey their interpretation of American experiences.  

  • America the Beautiful (1882/1963)  by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903) (arr. Dragon)
  • Symphony No. 1 (2018) by Onsby C. Rose (b. 1975) 
  • Variations on America (1891/1968) by Charles Ives (1874-1954)
  • Elegy for a Young American (1967) by Ronald Lo Presti (1933-1985)
  • Concerto for Clarinet (1946) by Artie Shaw (1910-2004) (arr. Ted Parson)
    • featuring SHU Professor of Clarinet, Mrs. Lisa Thackrah
  • Armed Forces Salute (1980) by Robert Lowden (Arr.) (1920-1998)  

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Combined concert with Sinfonia at Seton Hill

Beyond the Horizon

Many of the works on this concert set depict distant cultures and locations. From other countries to the outer reaches of our galaxy, both ensembles will create unique sonic experiences with the intention of taking the listener beyond the horizon of their standard concert experience.

Sinfonia

  • Orion and the Scorpion by Soon Hee Newbold
  • Arirang (Ahrirang) by Soo Han (with Youth Honors Orchestra)
  • Romp (with bass solo and orchestra) by Bud Woodruff (with Youth Honors Orchestra)
  • Berceuse and Finale (Firebird Ballet) (1919)  by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) (arr. Merle Isaac)

WSW

  • # (2012) by Robert Traugh (b. 1984)
  • The Spheres (2012) by Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
  • Danzón No. 2 (1998/2009) by Arturo Marquez (b. 1950) (Trans. Nickel)

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Something Borrowed

Each piece selected for this concert utilizes borrowed source material. While Holst’s First Suite in Eb is considered an original composition, the full work resembles melodies from early English folk songs. Suite Dreams by Bryant was directly inspired by the Chaconne in Holst’s suite and will bring a sense of full-circle closure to the first half of the concert. The theme of the concert then expands to include references to wedding ceremonies as we perform works portraying the sights and experiences found in such celebrations.

  • First Suite in E-flat (1909/1984) by Gustav Holst (1874-1934) (ed. Matthews)
  • Suite Dreams (2007) by Steven Bryant (b. 1972) 
  • Cathedrals (2008) by Kathryn Salfelder (b. 1987)
  • Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • Lost Vegas (2011) (Mvt. III – Fever) by Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)

Performing Arts Center

The Westmoreland Symphonic Winds performs in the Carol Reichgut Concert Hall of the the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center. The Center is located in the historic cultural district of downtown Greensburg, Pa. 

Tickets

For tickets, call the Box Office at (724) 552-2929. Box Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 2 PM - 6 PM.

Season Tickets

SHU Faculty, Staff & Students (with ID)  Free
Adult   $18
Senior Adult   $12
Non-SHU Students (with ID)   $12

Individual Concert Tickets

SHU Faculty, Staff & Students (with ID)   Free
Adult   $7
Senior Adult   $5
Non-SHU Students (with ID)   $5