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Waynesburg U. kicks off 175th Anniversary Celebration with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass Spectacular

Sep 14, 2023

Waynesburg University will kick off its 175th Anniversary celebrations with a Holiday Spectacular concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass Section in Roberts Chapel Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.  

The public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase online at Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

“We are honored to bring this Holiday Spectacular to Greene County as we kick off Waynesburg University’s 175th Anniversary celebration,” said Stacey Brodak, Waynesburg University’s vice president for institutional advancement and university relations. “We hope local residents will join us as we celebrate both the holiday season and 175 years of light for the University.”

In recent years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra began a holiday tradition of presenting this brass concert in Heinz Hall to sold out crowds. This year, Waynesburg University is pleased to present a preview of that performance to Greene County and the surrounding communities for a portion of the cost to Heinz Hall.  

Hailed as one of the world’s finest orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been the standard of culture in Pennsylvania for over a hundred years. This year, that artistry comes to Waynesburg in a festive holiday performance of brass music celebrating the holiday season. This Holiday Spectacular, perfect for the whole family, is sure to usher in the merry season!

Twelve members of the symphony brass and percussion sections of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform works from the Baroque era, along with arrangements of beloved holiday melodies.

Waynesburg University will celebrate its 175th Anniversary in 2024. The theme of the year-long celebration, “175 Years of Light,” focuses on honoring the University’s mission as well as its motto, “fiat lux,” or “let there be light,” with a special emphasis on Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

As part of the anniversary celebration, the University will be hosting a special calendar of events on campus and fundraising initiatives throughout 2024. More information on the calendar of events will be announced in the coming months.

Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.

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