- $14 for one ticket to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Festival (up to $29 value)
- When: Saturday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: The Palace Theatre
- Seating: right or left orchestra, rows C–O
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of classical music’s most beloved composers, the artistic mind behind everything from the tinkling, delicate sounds of The Nutcracker’s Sugarplum Fairy dance to the achingly romantic strains of Swan Lake’s pas de deux. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra opens their season with a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s enduring legacy, joined by acclaimed cellist Mark Kosower of the Cleveland Orchestra and musicians from the WYSO Philharmonic.
- Tchaikovsky—Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty: Delicate and celestial, like a silk scarf trailing behind a meteorite, the opening notes of this sweeping waltz immediately bring the movement of ballet to passionate life.
- Tchaikovsky—Rococo Variations: Of the composer’s creation for cello and orchestra, AllMusic.com wrote that it “plumbs the depths and streaks to the heights of the capabilities of what is arguably the most beautiful and wide ranging of the stringed instruments of the orchestra.”
- Tchaikovsky—Pezzo capriccioso: Tchaikovsky’s second work for an orchestra and solo cello balances between dark and playful, experimenting with mood and tricking the ear just when the listener has decided where the melody is headed.
- Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 4: Tchaikovsky does not mess around. Interspersed with uneasy silences, striking fortes rain down in the first movement, giving way to melancholy oboe in the second. By the fourth movement, a bolder mood is struck and the work begins to incorporate a famous Russian folk song, “In the Field Stood a Birch Tree.”
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.
The Palace Theatre
21 W Otterman St.
Greensburg, PA 15601