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Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra season opener in Greensburg

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:54 p.m
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Artistic Director and Conductor of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Meyer (left) joins guest trumpeter, Brandon Ridenour for a photo backstage, before the opening concert for the 48th season of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, held at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
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Morrie Brand, director of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra's Academy of Music and director of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra program, will lead the educational series 'Classical Encounters' at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library in April.
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Morrie Brand, managing director of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, welcomes guests to the opening concert for the 48th season of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, held at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
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Tom and Karen Kohut of North Huntingdon attend the opening concert for the 48th season of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, held at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
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Warren Davidson is the concertmaster at the opening concert for the 48th season of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, held at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor, Daniel Meyer, opens with 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the opening concert for the 48th season of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, held at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 1, 2016.

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra opened its 48th season Oct. 1 at the Palace Theatre 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.

— Dawn Law

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