Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra season opener in Greensburg
Artistic director Daniel Meyer opened with Gioacchino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and concluded with Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8.”
Virtuoso trumpeter Brandon Ridenour earned a standing ovation for his performance of Aleksandr Arutiunian’s “Trumpet Concerto.”
Ridenour is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. In 2006, Ridenour, then 20, was the youngest member to ever play with the Canadian Brass quintet. Now a member of the quintet Founders, the musician and composer has released his third album “Fantasies and Fairy Tales.” Ridenour autographed copies of his CDs and posed for pictures during intermission.
Event sponsor was Covington Investment Advisors.
Seen: WSO founder Chris Horner, WSO managing director Morrie Brand with Michele Boulet, Pat Condo and Jan Taylor-Condo, Charles and Stephanie Fagan, Patrick Wallace and Kim Dickert-Wallace, Linda Blum, Anita Manoli, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Jess and Joan Stairs, Mark and Kaaren Tintori and Rich and Sande Hendricks.