Percussionist Lisa Pegher performs Kevin Puts’ Marimba Concerto with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra as part of “Old and New Worlds” on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA. Thomas Hong, guest conductor, will lead this performance of the WSO in a program that also includes Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 “Italian”.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (724) 837-1850.
Lisa Pegher is an American solo percussionist who has been described by the Boston Globe as “Forcefully Balletic” and by another critic as “a gifted passionate artist, with a rock-star aura.” She has been featured in Symphony Magazine as one of the top six performers of her generation and continues to carve a new path for percussion as a solo instrument. Prior to the launch of a full-time solo career, she performed as the Principal Timpanist of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Section Percussionist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.