WCU’s Wells School of Music Presents Concert on the Quad on April 27!Concert on the Quad


Also a Neuro-Inclusive Campus Event, the Concert is Open to All

West Chester University’s Symphony Orchestra (WCUSO) and other musical ensembles from West Chester University’s Wells School of Music will perform FREE for the public at the fifth annual Concert on the Quad on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The title of this year’s concert is WCUSO Goes to the Movies!

Concert on the QuadThe open-air concert is a festive event presented FREE for the enjoyment of both the campus and the surrounding communities. Audiences are invited to bring their own blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner. The Academic Quad is located just behind the Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street, West Chester.

This concert is also a Neuro-Inclusive Campus Event (NICE) and welcomes all audiences. The night of memorable music will be partnered with accommodations that include trained volunteers, ASL interpretation, giveaway squishy toys/stress balls, a relaxation room, clear signage, a therapy dog, an instrument “petting zoo” so attendees can see the instruments up close, and a visit from WCU mascot Rammy! For more information about this NICE concert, please visit: https://library.wcupa.edu/NICE/home

Music Therapy Program Director Angela Guerriero says, “We are thrilled to make the annual Concert on the Quad a NICE event for the second year in a row. This year, we have even more student advisors who are part of our Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP) as well as community members on the advisory committee. It has been wonderful to work together as we welcome and serve all audiences for this event during this Autism Acceptance Month.”Concert on the Quad

The concert features the West Chester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Paul Bryan from about 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. when the Latin Jazz Ensemble warms up the audience with pre-concert entertainment. The 60+ members of the WCUSO will play selections from some of the biggest blockbusters of our time including Star Wars, La La Land, Carousel, Cinema Paradiso, West Side Story, ET, and others. 

In the event of rain, the concert will move indoors to the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in the Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street. No food is permitted inside the venue.




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