- $14 for one ticket to Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Paris Dreams (up to $29 value)
- When: Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: The Palace Theatre
- Seating: right- or left-orchestra rows B–O
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Paris Dreams
- Saint-Saëns—Piano Concerto No. 2: Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel, who has been praised by The Guardian and The New York Times, plays the composer’s most popular composition from the Romantic era. Throughout much of the piece, there’s a flurry of sixteenth notes that create a playful, almost fantastical atmosphere.
- Haydn—Symphony No. 85: one of six symphonies dedicated to Marie Antoinette, this composition starts out with an appropriately slow, regal pace, then increases to a galloping speed that could score a brisk horseback ride through the French countryside
- Ravel—Ma Mère l’Oye: Ravel wrote this piece to ”awaken the poetry of childhood.” But it isn’t all whimsical violin plucks. The composer knew that childhood can also be scary, a feeling he conveys through ominous swells of bassoon and cello.
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Westmoreland County needed an orchestra, and a group of local musicians and community members were determined to make it happen. So, in 1969, the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra was founded. But that's far from the end of the story—it continues on today through the music. Now under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Meyer, the orchestra presents seasons of classical favorites and contemporary gems, often joined by guest artists from other professional ensembles. The WSO continues to make community engagement its mission, presenting concerts especially for young audiences and partnering with Laurel Ballet for an annual production of The Nutcracker that coincidentally always performs in December.