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Out & About: Spring Rhapsody wraps WSO 50th anniversary season

Shirley McMarlin
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Kyle Stack of Derry and Mickey Phillippi of Derry
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Dr. Chris and Jill Bellicini
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Gala co-chairs, (from left), Jody Keating and William Friedlander, pose for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.
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(from left), Rhonda Madden, of Moon Township, and Karen Douglas, of Greensburg, pose for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.
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(from left), Endy Reindl, WSO executive director, joins honorary chair, Margot Perot, of Dallas, Texas, and special events chair, Linda Assard, of Greensburg, for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.
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Sheila and Arthur Caramella of Greensburg
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(from left), Diana and Tim Rennie, of Greensburg, pose for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.
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Hosts,(from left), Dr. George and Linda Austin, of Greensburg, pose for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.
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Board director Joan Stairs and her husband, Jess Stairs attend the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody on May 18 in Ligonier Township.
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(from left), Glenn and Jill Briercheck, of Greensburg, join Jo Ellen and Barry Numerick, board member, of Greensburg, for a photo during the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Spring Rhapsody, held in Ligonier Township on Saturday evening, May 18, 2019.

The Spring Rhapsody Gala was like icing on the cake of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s triumphal 50th anniversary season.

Held May 18 at a private club near Ligonier, the black-tie gala came a week after the symphony’s season-ending concert, featuring the blockbuster movie music of composer John Williams and conducted by artistic director Daniel Meyer.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to dinner. Music was courtesy of the Eric Barchiesi Trio, with Barchiesi on piano, Dan Lauritzen on bass and the symphony’s own board president and principal percussionist, Michael Matteo, on drums.

Live auction items were as luxe as the surroundings, offering one-of-a-kind winnings like a South African photo safari for two; a week in a luxury condo at Riviera Maya, Mexico; a week in the Hamptons, New York; and a diamond necklace.

Honorary event chairs were Margot and Ross Perot. Auction co-chairpersons were William Z. Friedlander and Jody Friedlander Keating.

Dr. George and Linda Austin hosted. WSO special events chair is Linda Assard.

Gala committee members included Jeanne Adams, Janie Belden, Linda Blum, Sheila Caramella, Jim Cook, Olive Conte, Karen Rich-Douglas, Christel Horner, Nancy B. Jamison, Phyllis Kluska, Karen Kohut, Tommie Korneke, Jo Ann Lightcap, Barry Numerick, June Penta, Michael Philopena, Ellen Piper, George Shaner, Kathy Sabota, Patricia Smiy, Jan Taylor-Condo, Rebecca Thorne, Kaaren Tintori, Ron Zera and WSO Executive Director Endy Reindl.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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