Westmoreland Symphony will present “In the Key of Love” on February 12 | Events of regional interest

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will perform a pre-Valentine’s Day concert on Saturday, February 12 at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, in person.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will also be streamed live for those wishing to watch from home.

The weekend concert opens with the Overture to La Péri by Paul Dukas. “We start the concert festively, with a short, brilliant brass fanfare by Paul Dukas,” said WSO artistic director Daniel Meyer. “For us, it’s the start of a new musical year and for me, it’s a bright and optimistic way to start a concert by composers who have all made their mark in Paris.”

Guest pianist Michael Brown will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and the evening will end with Franck’s Symphony in D minor.

Brown was praised by The New York Times as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers”. The recipient of an Emerging Artist Award in 2018 from Lincoln Center and an Avery Fisher Career Fellowship in 2015, Brown is also the first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition and earned degrees in piano and composition from the Juilliard School in New York.

Meyer looks forward to sharing the stage with Brown, noting, “Michael brings his composer’s eye and ear to his performances. Along with his thoughtful musicality, he has a brilliant technique that makes every note come to life. I can’t wait to hear what he will bring to Ravel’s jazzy and soulful concerto when it makes its WSO debut.

Tickets range from $18 to $63 and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the WSO office at 724-837-1850 or westmorelandsymphony.org

Student rush tickets are $5 on show night.

Masks are mandatory inside the theater.

The concert will also be streamed live, so viewers can watch from home; digital passes can be purchased for $20 for the concert.

WSO said the lineup is subject to change.

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