Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland Symphony to stream fall 2020 season

Posted on: August 14, 2020

“The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will return to the stage of the Palace Theatre for its 2020-2021 season, with one significant difference from past years,” writes Shirley McMarlin in Wednesday’s (8/12) Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Patrons will be viewing concerts in their homes via livestream presented in partnership with the Westmoreland Cultural Trust…. The season will open Oct. 14 with ‘Back to Bach,’ featuring flutist Lorna McGhee. The season finale on May 1 features the return of WSO audience favorite, the teen piano virtuoso Maxim Lando….. Other dates in the symphony season include the holiday season favorite, ‘Home for the Holidays.’ … ‘It will be so poignant to craft a program for ‘Home for the Holidays’ that people can share as they gather together in their home’ … Artistic Director Daniel Meyer says. ‘We won’t be able to have the (All-Star Choir of Westmoreland County) with us, but we’ll have a sing-along that the audience can enjoy from the comfort of their homes.’ ” Says Executive Director Endy Reindl, “Considering where the coronavirus is right now, livestream is probably our safest bet…. We’ll certainly continue to assess the situation to see if (having an audience) will be feasible for the second half of the season.’ ”