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By Bob Karlovits
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Spring term activities for the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra's Academy of Music begin Jan. 30 with rehearsals of the string ensemble and the youth philharmonic orchestra.

The string ensemble is open to mostly middle-school students and meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to April 24 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. Tuition is $90.

The youth orchestra meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to May 1 at Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center, Greensburg. The tuition is $190; auditions are Wednesday at Seton Hill.

Community strings, mostly for adult players, meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 to April 9 at the garden center. Tuition is $99; no auditions are necessary.

Private lessons in violin, viola, cello and flute are offered at $21.50 for 30 minutes, $32.25 for 45 minutes and $43 for an hour.

Details: 724-837-1850 or

Friday club students to present recital

Students of members of the Friday Evening Music Club will perform at this week's recital at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Performing will be cellists Maddox Maruca, Ariel Rockman and Cassandra Mica; pianists Miko Reyes, Olivia Syphan, Demi Schwartz and Daniel Yu; and singer Sabina Balsamo.

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall. Admission is free to club members and voluntary donations are accepted from others. Details: 724-837-5474 or

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