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August 2017

WSO Billtown Brass Pops in the Park

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brandon Park Bandshell, Packer St
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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Free

WSO Billtown Brass Band presents “A Celebration of Americana”* An old fashioned, Family friendly, summer park concert * A show designed to entertain music lovers of all ages* Featuring the power, beauty and majesty of bras* Bring chairs and blankets to the Brandon Park concert

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AUDITIONS

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBA,
Free

CURRENTLY OPEN POSITIONS:2nd & 3rd Trumpet (two separate positions)1. A movement of a standard concerto of your choice2. Excerpts      a. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade     b. Stravinsky, Petroushka     c. Strauss, Don Juan     d. Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra     e. Bizet, Carmen Section Violin1. 1st movement of a standard concerto of your choice2. A movement of unaccompanied Bach or Telemann of your choice3. Choose One of the following excerpts to prepare:     o Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (1st movement, 1st page)     o Mozart, Magic Flute Overture…

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September 2017

Young Artists Competition

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mary Welch Honors Hall @ Lycoming College, 700 College Pl.
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony: young musicians meeting the eligibility requirements for this competition may compete for cash awards and the possible opportunity to perform with the orchestra.  Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to be a cultural asset to the community by providing quality orchestral music, education, and performance opportunities for regional talent to an ever-expanding audience.Please read GUIDELINES and JUDGING PROCEDURES.  Please complete the YAC application and return it with a $20.00 non-refundable application fee, payable to Friends…

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October 2017

Concert No. 1 Season Opener

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$15 - $50

F. Liszt                            Les Preludes S. Rachmaninov           Piano Concerto No. 2 L. van Beethoven          Symphony No. 5  “New Beginnings” - combines the sounds of “fate” with some of the most beautiful melodies ever written! WSO opens with Liszt’s magnificent tone poem Les Preludes after an Ode from Alphonse de Lamartine.And if you love gorgeous melodies, sweeping harmonies, and virtuosity, you…

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December 2017

Concert No. 2 Holiday Concert

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$15 - $50

Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza musicYoung Artist Competition winnerSide by Side with Williamsport Symphony Youth OrchestraThe traditional holiday concert is back!! Rejoice and celebrate with exciting and popular holiday tunes! Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza music will delight you. Your musical evening will end with a grand finale featuring the Youth Symphony side- by- side with the Williamsport Area High School Choir performing beloved tunes from John Williams’ "Home Alone.”We also are looking forward to showcasing the winner of the Young Artists…

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February 2018

Concert No. 3 The New World

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$15 - $50

L. Bernstein          On the town: Three Dance Episodes D. Guzman            Cuban Concerto J. Higdon               Blue Cathedral A. Dvorak              Symphony No. 9 “New World” Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift?  This is it!Happy Birthday Lenny! Enjoy Bernstein’s jazzy and contagious rhythms as we celebrate his 100th birthday. In contrast, for the first time in Williamsport, we perform the mystic and…

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March 2018

Concert N. 4 Pops Concert

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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$15 - $50

Your Classical Favorites! Featuring Max Zorin, violin soloist“Les Toreadors”                                              G. BizetThe Blue Danube                                             J. StraussAida, March Trimphale and Ballet                   G. Verdi"Sabre Dance”                                                 A. Khatchaturian“Hoe Down” from Rodeo                                A. CoplandThe Four Seasons “Spring”                              A. Vivaldi                   Candide Overture                                            L. BernsteinVocalise                                                           S. RachmaninovZiigeunerweisen                                               A. Sarasate                              1812 Overture                                                 P. I. Tchaikovsky Looking for a good show? Who’s better than Max Zorin? Yes, Max is BACK!This concert includes your all-time favorites for an evening of fun and inspiring music! Waltzes, dances, marches and the…

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May 2018

Concert No. 5 Musical Pictures

May 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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 H. Berlioz                Roman Carnival Overture K. Emerson             Piano Concerto No. 1 M. Mussorgsky       Pictures at an Exhibition    Who knew that Keith Emerson of the 70s band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer composed a piano concerto?  His very original Piano Concerto No. 1 takes Prokofiev, Shostakovich and even Gershwin as models., Francisco Montero, winner of the Olga Kern and Windsor International Piano Competitions will be featured.The program…

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