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2019-2020 SEASON


Welcome to the 2019-20 Season! There is so much to celebrate at the Erie Philharmonic this season. While we are anxiously awaiting the renovation of our beloved Warner Theatre, we will continue to bring you the best possible musical experiences, filled with a spirit of adventure. Our 2019-20 season places our own musicians first and foremost, promising spectacular sonic experiences including Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso, and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Treasured favorites also include Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. I am excited to welcome world-class guest artists including 6-time Grammy winner Edgar Meyer, the young American piano sensation Andrew Tyson, rising-star violinist Tessa Lark, and Erie’s own internationally-renowned baritone Mark Steven Doss. The Philharmonic continues to be a vanguard of new music, performing works of our time and newly-commissioned works. We are introducing new works by Zhou Tian and Michael Torke, and will give the world premiere of a new trumpet concerto by Vivian Fung, performed by Mary Elizabeth Bowden. We cap our Beethoven 4/4 festival with performances of the great composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Leonore Overture No. 3, and a performance of his epic Ninth Symphony with its glorious Ode to Joy finale featuring operatic soloists and the Erie Philharmonic Chorus prepared by C. Thomas Brooks. In our Pops season offerings, we are presenting a world-premiere of classic Looney Tunes cartoons live under the baton of George Daugherty and continuing to present a classic full-length feature film with orchestra. This February, we present Spielberg’s classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, featuring the soundtrack of John Williams performed in real time by your Erie Philharmonic. And with Home for the Holidays and tributes to Rodgers and Hammerstein and Aretha Franklin, we hope you agree this is a season of exciting opportunities. Thank you for sharing your love of great music with us. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon at another performance of the Erie Philharmonic in the Warner Theatre and throughout our community.

Daniel Meyer, Music Director

The home of the Erie Philharmonic is the historic Warner Theatre, a 2,200-seat movie palace, in the heart of downtown Erie. In existence since 1913, the Erie Philharmonic is one of the oldest professional ensembles in the country and is consistently recognized on a national level as one of the top orchestras in its budget size. With a busy season that features symphonic and pops concerts, our free Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Series and numerous summer events, the orchestra on average reaches upwards of 50,000 people from across the region each year through concerts and outreach programs. Follow us online: Download our app today! ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Steve Weiser, Executive Director Lisa Herring, Director of Marketing and Development Chris Newlun, Director of Operations and Head Librarian Jennifer Barron, Patron Services Manager Brigit Stack, Marketing Manager Megan Kelly, Community Programs Manager Christina Brice Dolanc, Personnel Manager and Librarian Mary Pruchniewski, Bookkeeper OUR OFFICE 23 West 10th Street, Suite 3 Erie, PA 16501 814.455.1375 Photos contributed by Jodie Farbotnik and Jamey Stewart * Subject to change on matinĂŠe concert days

OFFICE HOURS 23 West 10th Street Office Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturdays of concerts from 10am-2pm * Warner Theatre Box Office Open concert days one hour prior to performance

About the Phil

The mission of the Erie Philharmonic is to strengthen our community and region by providing high-quality live orchestra concerts and programs that enrich, entertain and educate people of all ages.


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Everyone in Erie should have the opportunity to hear the works of Beethoven live. This is it - the fourth and final year of our Beethoven 4/4 Festival is here. The Erie Philharmonic will be joining orchestras from across the world in celebrating the 250th birthday of this legendary composer. Traditional favorites, such as our Beat Beethoven 5K, return alongside a performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Symphony No. 9, featuring Grammy-winner baritone Mark Steven Doss. You don’t want to miss a note of this spectacular finale to our four-year tribute.


October 5, 2019 – Shostakovich 5 • Performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 November 16, 2019 – Pines of Rome • Performance of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3

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April 4, 2020 – Beethoven’s Ode to Joy • FESTIVAL FINALE - Performance of Beethoven’s legendary Symphony No. 9

June 20, 2020 – Beethoven Street Fair, 5K Race and 1M Walk • Free concert in Perry Square featuring Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony • Beat Beethoven 5K Race and 1 mile walk • Local organizations, vendors and food trucks will line the square We are proud to again be partnering with Mazza Vineyards and Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing for our Beethoven 4/4 Festival. Each year we feature one signature drink in celebration of Beethoven’s journey from young composer to larger-than-life icon. The fourth and final year of our Beethoven 4/4 festival will feature an Aged Genever, crafted to highlight the fresh botanical flavors and aromas of juniper, citrus and spices. This spirit is then aged in whiskey barrels to bring out caramel and vanilla notes from the malt whiskey we use as a base.


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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 30th Anniversary Edition Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:30pm & 8pm · Warner Theatre

World Premiere!

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George Daugherty guest conductor Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong World Premiere!! Everyone's favorite Wascally Wabbit returns to the Warner Theatre with the new 30th Anniversary Edition of this record-setting concert, which has played to rave reviews and millions of cheering audience members world-wide for three decades. Don't miss the world's most beloved Looney Tunes on the big screen, while their iconic original scores are played LIVE by the Erie Philharmonic. Be a part of the very first audiences on the planet to see this new production, filled with brilliant classics as well as amazing new surprises. We are offering two performances on one day to accommodate the popularity of this concert, but don’t hesitate – we expect both shows to completely sell-out for this historic premiere presentation. LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)

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Shostakovich 5

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Andrew Tyson piano Ravel Alborada del gracioso Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


On opening night, the Erie Philharmonic is back in full splendor with a program of music revealing the virtuosity and sonic power of our own musicians. French composer Maurice Ravel wrote stunning works originally for piano, and later created orchestral versions of those same pieces with a whole new array of colors and textures. Alborada del Gracioso is one such work, with a scintillating evocation of a Spanish morning, replete with strumming guitars and clicking castanets. We then welcome young American pianist Andrew Tyson as he makes his Erie debut in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. A work designed as a calling-card for the young, ambitious composer himself, this C Major concerto has all the style and charm of his idols Mozart and Haydn, but already captures the bold and energetic creativity that would distinguish Beethoven and make him the legend we celebrate today. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony weaves a tale of sorrow and triumph, despair and hope, and confidence in the face of fear. After a wave of personal success in Moscow, Shostakovich was shockingly denounced in the Soviet state newspaper and was forced to rehabilitate his reputation (and perhaps save his own artistic life!) in this epic, searing ‘creative response to justified criticism.’

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Aretha Franklin Tribute

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Tamika Lawrence vocalist Blaine Krauss vocalist In August 2018 the world lost an American musical icon in Aretha Franklin. Loved for her deep soul, her powerful voice, and her ability to get funky at the drop of a hat, The Queen of Soul’s unmistakable sound resonates with generations who love her uninhibited singing and classy style.

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We will celebrate her amazing life’s work in a tribute concert featuring some of her most recognizable hits, like Respect, Think, and Natural Woman. This soulstirring celebration will feature Broadway vocalists Tamika Lawrence ("Come From Away,""Hercules") and Blaine Krauss ("Kinky Boots,""The Cher Show") alongside Daniel Meyer and the Erie Philharmonic as they provide the soundtrack for Aretha’s timeless arrangements from her Atlantic Records days and beyond. This is a night when you just might want to bring your dancing shoes!

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Pines of Rome

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Edgar Meyer double bass Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Meyer Concerto for Double Bass Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass Respighi Pines of Rome



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This 2019-20 Season marks the fourth and final year of our Beethoven 4/4 celebration, honoring the life of the great composer through a retrospective of his most important works for orchestra. His ‘Leonore Overture No. 3’ bears a strange moniker (does one opera really need three overtures?), but contains some of the most mysterious, inventive, and ultimately heroic music Beethoven ever wrote. This overture perfectly encapsulates the dramatic sweep of the opera, coming to a triumphant close that points towards the same energy he will accumulate in his epic ‘Ode to Joy’ Symphony that closes our season. We then welcome Edgar Meyer to the Warner Theatre stage. Widely-acknowledged as one of the leading virtuosos of the double bass, Meyer’s career has featured brilliant performances of the classical repertoire, including works of his own that capitalize on his genius as a performer and composer. We will highlight both facets of his artistry in November as he performs Italian bass virtuoso Bottessini’s concerto alongside one written by Meyer himself. The evening will come to a triumphant close with Respighi’s vibrant celebration of the sights and sounds of Italy’s most famous city in Pines of Rome. A four-movement work that evokes the history and grandeur of this great city, Pines of Rome is a stunning display of how completely a piece of music can capture the spirit of this ancient metropolis.

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Come Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:30pm & 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Erie Philharmonic Chorus & Erie Junior Philharmonic Chorus Thomas Brooks director Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre Sarah Purvis Artistic Director

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Our annual Home for the Holidays concert has become a treasured Erie tradition, and each year we aim to bring you an experience that will put you and your family into the holiday spirit and delight you with Christmas classics alongside creative holiday arrangements. We assemble a cast of wonderful musicians including our own Erie Philharmonic Chorus, the newly formed Erie Junior Philharmonic Chorus, the Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre and a certain jolly man in a red suit to join in the festivities. We will perform this concert twice on December 7th – the first concert is a family-friendly matinee, slightly shorter and designed for one act, while the evening performance is our traditional two-act concert. Either way, you are bound to feel the joy of the season as we bring you the finest music of December as only your Erie Philharmonic can provide.

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West Side Story

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Tessa Lark violin Hanson Symphony No. 5 'Sinfonia Sacra' Torke Sky (co-commission) Copland Music from Our Town Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story In this program we explore what makes our Philharmonic sound distinctly American. We begin with Howard Hanson’s ‘Sinfonia Sacra’, an densely compact, unabashedly Romantic work that in turns revels in the sumptuous layering of orchestral textures against dramatic outbursts set in a musical grappling with the passion story of Christ. We continue to engage in the adventure of commissioning new works, and Michael Torke’s new violin concerto for young virtuoso Tessa Lark is a bluegrass-tinged work that promises to add an important new voice to our sonic landscape. The dean of the ‘American sound,’ Aaron Copland, created an evocative and tender score for the film adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, and in this concert we present a suite of the most beautiful moments from that soundtrack. Icon Leonard Bernstein is perhaps best-known to this day for his ingenious fusion of popular and classical in his Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story. In an effort to bring the spotlight on the details and brilliance of the score, Bernstein stitched the most poignant moments from the musical into an ingeniously-woven musical fabric. From the shouts of ‘Mambo!’ to the heart-rending final chords of ‘Somewhere,’ these Symphonic Dances exist to remind us of what can happen when just the right elements conspire to reveal a true American genius.

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2019-20 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Why subscribe? How about these exclusive benefits!

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Do you like Beethoven, E.T., Bugs Bunny and Shostakovich? And who doesn’t! This is the series for you. Enjoy guaranteed seats for all 10 concerts in our 2019-20 season!


Between Grammy-winning guest artists and unforgettable masterworks, this subscription series includes tickets to all 5 concerts in our Symphonic Series.


With a majority of our 5 pops concerts selling out each year, this is the only way to guarantee your seat! This series includes tickets to our Holiday Pops and film concerts.

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Our popular Compose Your Own package lets you mix & match any 5 concerts from our Pops and Symphonic Series. Why not have your cake and eat it, too!

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Not ready to commit? Our Flex 4 Punchcard might be the way to go. This exclusive pass entitles you to 4 tickets throughout the 2019-20 season to be used however you wish, as early or as late as you decide (subject to availability).

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3 easy ways to subscribe today • Visit us in person at our Box Office (M-F, 9am-5pm) • Mail enclosed form to Erie Philharmonic, Attn: Jennifer Barron, 23 West 10th Street, Suite 3, Erie, PA 16501 • Call 814.455.1375, ext. 10 and place your order over the phone with credit card Ticketing Policy Please note that all sales are non-refundable. Subscribers may exchange tickets for future concerts within their series if unused tickets are returned prior to the concert. Ticket prices include 3% City of Erie Amusement Tax and Warner Theatre facility fee. All sales are non-refundable - ticket exchanges are available for a fee. Parking • Street parking available within few blocks of the Warner • Ramps are available at 24 East 8th Street, 25 East 10th Street and 712 Peach Street • Handicap accessible parking at SE corner of 8th and French Streets • Encore Members receive VIP parking privileges in the Northwest lot located across the street from the State Street entrance to the Warner Theatre (parking pass must be presented for access) Access for Patrons with Disabilities The Warner Theatre is accessible by all main entrances for patrons with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance is asked to seek an usher. Patrons in wheelchairs are seated in predetermined designated seat locations. Please request wheelchair seating when ordering tickets. Headsets for the hearing impaired are available at the Warner Theatre Manager’s Office at no charge.


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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8pm & Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:30pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott.

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Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen! We'll be presenting two performances of this iconic film - be sure to purchase your tickets early as these concerts are guaranteed to sell out. Guarantee your seat today with a season pass! ©A.M.P.A.S.®

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Verdi and Dvořák

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8pm · Warner Theatre

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Daniel Meyer conductor Mary Elizabeth Bowden trumpet Verdi Ballet Music from Macbeth Debussy Three Transcriptions for Trumpet and Orchestra Fung Trumpet Concerto (world-premiere) Dvořák Symphony No. 8

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Opera composers who wanted their works performed in nineteenth century Paris were often required to include a break in the action so that the house ballet dancers could make an appearance. Rather than consider this a necessary intrusion, Verdi capitalized on this opportunity to create music of great depth and drama in this ballet music from his opera Macbeth. Set in the witches’ cave in Act Three, Verdi’s music bubbles with the intensity of a hot cauldron. We then introduce trumpet virtuoso Mary Elizabeth Bowden, playing music of French composer Claude Debussy. Bowden will bring some of the composer’s most famous piano works to life in colorful transcriptions for solo trumpet and orchestra, and then she will perform a brand new concerto for trumpet and orchestra by Canadian composer Vivian Fung, receiving its world premiere in this concert. The concert concludes with the rich, dancefilled Eighth Symphony by Czech composer Antonin Dvořák. A work imbued with Bohemian culture and spirit, Dvořák’s Eighth is a symphony of incredible invention and beautifully-drawn melodies.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein in Concert Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Laurel and Hardy. Bonnie and Clyde. Calvin and Hobbes. Batman and Robin. Abbott and Costello… You simply cannot imagine one existing without the other. So too with the Broadway giants Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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This classic pairing of composer (Richard Rodgers) and lyricist (Oscar Hammerstein) produced some of the most famous musicals of American history together, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, South Pacific and Cinderella. To honor this brilliant pairing, we are assembling some of our favorite moments from these iconic musicals together with stars past and present from the Erie Playhouse for an evening of Broadway hits. With a treasure trove of classic songs, ensemble numbers, and memorable moments for chorus, this is a night to celebrate this dynamic creative duo as well as the finest that Erie has to offer in vocal and instrumental talent. Join us for the grand finale to our 2019-2020 pops season with this evening of R&H!

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Beethoven's Ode to Joy

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8pm · Warner Theatre Daniel Meyer conductor Mark Steven Doss baritone Erie Philharmonic Chorus Thomas Brooks director


Tian Rise (co-commission) Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Choral"


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To celebrate the finale of our Beethoven 250th birthday celebration, we could choose none other than the symphony of symphonies, Beethoven’s Ninth. In a work that encapsulates an entire lifetime of musical exploration and experimentation, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony makes no apologies. This is a work that stretches the boundary of what man can express though music. Indeed, in a work of bold shocks and ineffable beauties, Beethoven ultimately turns to the human voice in the finale, combining operatic soloists and a massive choir in a now-iconic Ode to Joy. An epic work in every conceivable way, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will figure prominently in orchestral celebrations across this globe this year, and we will of course enlist our own Erie Philharmonic Chorus under the preparation of Thomas Brooks and a cast of soloists from the world stage to help join in the celebration. We begin our performance with another co-commission -- a poignant new work by Chinese composer Zhou Tian. Inspired by diary entries from American soldiers writing during World War I, Zhou Tian’s Rise takes the images poured into those diaries and creates music of intense emotion and deep impact.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 · 1pm - 4:30pm · Convention Center

Tickets available November 1!

Five years of mac n' cheese...can you believe it! Erie’s only mac n’ cheese tasting competition returns with an improved event like nothing you've ever seen. Tickets may be purchased for either the session at 1pm or 3pm. Price now includes a drink ticket (beer/wine/soda) as well as entertainment from Erie's favorite band, The Groove! Advance Purchase: Adults $25; 10 & under $15; 5 & under FREE Day of Event: Adults $30; 10 & under $20; 5 & under FREE




Beat Beethoven 5K Race/1M Walk & Free Concert Saturday, June 20, 2020 · 9am (10am race start) Celebrate 10 years of our iconic race this June! The 10th annual race will feature a full pops performance from the Erie Philharmonic! The Maestro’s first stroke of the baton will set the runners on their way throughout the downtown course. If racers cross the finish line before the audience’s final applause, participants win a voucher for a complimentary ticket to an upcoming concert. The 10am performance is FREE and open to the public. Grab your lawn chair or blanket, and join us in Perry Square for this family friendly pops concert in the park. The street fair is open from 9am-Noon. Registration on or before June 5: $20 without t-shirt; $25 with t-shirt Registration after June 5: $25 without t-shirt


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HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, November 9, 2019 · 11am - 4pm Sunday, November 10, 2019 · 12pm - 4pm

The Holiday Tour of Homes returns with new neighborhoods and amazing new houses for 2019! Follow the holly trail through Erie, and take a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes. $15 Advance Purchase · $20 Day of Event ·

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Featuring the Erie Philharmonic Chorus Saturday, December 14, 2019 · 2pm & 7:30pm · First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant After the Philharmonic Chorus' stunning, SOLD-OUT presentation of Handel's Messiah in December 2018, we are adding a second performance for this holiday season! Featuring musicians from the Erie Philharmonic and four world-renowned soloists, you don't miss out on this beloved holiday tradition. Be sure to buy your tickets early!

Holiday Soirée · December 12 @ 6:30pm · Ambassador Conference Center · $50

Join the Erie Philharmonic Chorus and our world-class Messiah soloists for a cabaret-style evening that you just can’t miss! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer, an intimate performance plus a concluding dessert reception with the featured guest artists.


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Music Director and guest artist visits Long-term preschool residency Instrumental petting zoos Free youth concerts Piano donations Virtual reality Our nationally recognized outreach programs reach tens of thousands of children each year. Whether featured on Good Morning America or winning national awards for our Virtual Orchestra project, the world is noticing what we're doing here in Erie. How? Because of you! Please consider a donation today via the enclosed envelope. You have the power to positively impact a child's life forever.

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2019-20 ENCORE CLUB For a donation of $1,750 or more, you gain access to our exclusive Encore Club. Membership in this club comes with the following benefits: • Parking pass for VIP parking lot on State Street across from main entrance of the Warner Theatre • Lounge access with complimentary drinks and desserts before every Philharmonic concert (excluding matinée performances) • Two complimentary tickets for any concert in the 2019-20 season • Invitation to exclusive open rehearsal • Access to online music listening library • Invitation to donor thank-you event with Philharmonic musicians, Pizza with the Players

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SEASON AT A GLANCE Aug. 12, 2019

Tickets on Sale! or 455-1375

Aug. 13, 2019

Erie Gives Day ( Remember us when giving to your favorite non-profit!

Aug. 14, 2019

Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Series Woodwind quintet concert - FREE 12pm, Erie Art Museum

Sept. 21, 2019

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony World Premiere Hanes Erie Pops Series 2:30pm & 8pm, Warner Theatre

Oct. 5, 2019

Shostakovich 5 Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

Oct. 19, 2019

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin Tribute Hanes Erie Pops Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

Nov. 16, 2019

Pines of Rome Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

Nov. 9-10, 2019

Holiday Tour of Homes Tour beautifully decorated homes from across the region

Dec. 7, 2019

Come Home for the Holidays Hanes Erie Pops Series 2:30pm & 8pm, Warner Theatre

Dec. 12, 2019

Holiday Soirée Annual Erie Philharmonic Chorus holiday fundraiser 6:30pm, Ambassador Conference Center

Dec. 14, 2019

Handel’s Messiah 2pm & 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Two performances!

Jan. 18, 2020

West Side Story Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

Feb. 8-9, 2020

E.T. Film with Live Orchestra Hanes Erie Pops Series 8pm (Sat.), 2:30pm (Sun.), Warner Theatre

March 7, 2020 March 21, 2020

Verdi and Dvořák Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

April 4, 2020

Beethoven's Ode to Joy Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

Rodgers and Hammerstein in Concert Hanes Erie Pops Series 8pm, Warner Theatre

April 14, 2020 Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Series Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds - FREE 7:30pm, Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst University April 19, 2020

Mac n’ Cheese 5 Erie’s only mac n’ cheese tasting competition 1-4:30pm, Convention Center

June 20, 2020 Beethoven Street Fair: Free concert, 5K & 1M Walk 9am, Perry Square Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this iconic event! All information subject to change.


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Enhance your concert experience with pre-concert talks for each Symphonic concert! Join WQLN’s Brian Hannah and special guests at 7:15pm in the Key Bank Community Room (enter through the Warner Lobby). These programs are fun, lighthearted and provide historical and cultural context for each Symphonic Series concert, often including a video presentation and audio samples.


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Erie Philharmonic 2019-20 Season Brochure  

Everything you need to know about our exciting 2019-20 season!

Erie Philharmonic 2019-20 Season Brochure  

Everything you need to know about our exciting 2019-20 season!