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Delmont library will host classical music appreciation course beginning this month

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Morrie Brand, right, leads the the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg on Wednesday March 8, 2017.Morrie Brand, right, leads the the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
Christian Tyler Randolph | Tribune-Review
Morrie Brand, right, leads the the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg on Wednesday March 8, 2017.Morrie Brand, right, leads the the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg on Wednesday March 8, 2017.

Live music can be powerful, and there are few better examples than a full orchestra launching into a well-composed piece of classical music.

Residents with an interest can learn more about classical music at a fall “mini-music-appreciation” course at the Delmont Public Library. “Classical Encounters,” presented by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Director Morrie Brand, is a four-class course designed to introduce people to the world of classical music or, for those somewhat familiar, serve as a refresher.

Classes will be help Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 at the library , located 77 Greensburg St., Delmont.

The course is limited to 15 students ages 16 and older. Advance registration is required by calling 724-468-5329. Registration is $10, or $3 per session.

Brand is a former college music professor and professional musician with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He served as the WSO’s managing director from 2000 to 2017.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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