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Philharmonic offering new to Westmoreland Symphony's summer music programs

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Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8:03 p.m.

A summer philharmonic program is a new offering in the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra's Academy of Music program.

The orchestra will meet from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays from June 11 to July 16 in the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room. The group is open to all area musicians, including adults, area public/private school music teachers, Community Strings members and current or aspiring members of the Westmoreland youth orchestra. Tuition is $35.

The other offerings are:

• A flute choir meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from May 28 to Aug. 6. The ensemble is designed for advanced flute players of all ages. Tuition is $80.

• A string ensemble will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays from June 12 to July 31 at the Academy of Music. There is no audition for this group of mostly middle-school students. The tuition is $56.

• Private lessons in violin, viola, cello, voice and flute are offered for $21.50 per half-hour, $32.25 for 45 minutes and $43 an hour.

Details: 724-837-1850 or

— Bob Karlovits

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