Holiday cheer Dec. 24 from McKeesport Symphony and WRCT

For the third consecutive year, the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert will be broadcast over Pittsburgh’s WRCT-FM (88.3).

The 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, broadcast on 88.3 FM also will be heard online at www.wrct.org.

It was taped Saturday, Dec. 17, at McKeesport Area High School by McKeesport-based Tube City Community Media Inc., with the cooperation of the McKeesport Symphony Society and the American Federation of Musicians 60-471.

The concert — opened with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite
and also included music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leroy Anderson and Vince Guaraldi — came at a time when the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra is broadening its outreach. In March, the MSO will perform in concert at Bethel Park’s Independence Middle School.

The MSO, founded in 1959, is comprised of professional, paid musicians from across the Pittsburgh area. Bruce Lauffer is in his eighth season as the MSO’s conductor and music director. For more information, visit www.mckeesportsymphony.org.