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1812 Overture and Pops Favorites
September 22 - 8PM
The great Arthur Fiedler invented the modern era’s Pops concert, mixing the finest popular classics alongside the classical music used in movies, Broadway and television. We open our Pops season with our own Fiedler-style concert featuring some of the most memorable scores from the classic popular literature. We will feature some of our own Erie Philharmonic stars and celebrate why audiences are raving about the sound and technical finesse of our hometown orchestra. We finish the evening with an over-the-top performance of Tchaikovsky’s fiery 1812 Overture, complete with cannons, choir and lights.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
October 27 - 8PM
Trumpeter and impresario Byron Stripling has charmed audiences across the globe with his talent, sense of humor and reverence for the great artists whose music he continues to play. He debuts with the Erie Philharmonic with music of the legendary Louis Armstrong in a musical presentation centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz.
Come Home for the Holidays
December 1 - 2:30pm and 8pm
Our December Pops offerings celebrate the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ with the full splendor of the Erie Philharmonic in concert with the voices of the Erie Philharmonic Chorus and Collegiate Academy Vocal Jazz. Soprano Joan Ellison returns to show off another side of her amazing artistry with classic arrangements of your favorite holiday music. As an expert in the vocal stylings of Judy Garland, Joan Ellison will recreate some of the American icon’s best-loved Christmas moments from our cinema’s golden age. With a matinée and evening performance on Saturday, you won’t want to miss this holiday favorite.
The Wizard of Oz
February 9 - 8PM
February 10 - 2:30pm
Join Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Toto on their epic journey from Kansas to the Land of Oz in this 1939 MGM cinematic masterpiece. See the classic film come to life in a crisp print projected above the Warner Theatre stage while the musicians of your Erie Philharmonic play the full score live in perfect synchronization with the original film. With Saturday evening and Sunday matinée concerts, the entire family will enjoy this experience!
Our previous movie concerts have sold out quickly, so don’t miss this chance to see one of the most iconic films in history in Erie’s original movie palace, the Warner Theatre.
Back to Broadway with Lisa Vroman
March 23 - 8PM
After Broadway star Lisa Vroman’s debut with the Philharmonic last season, Erie clamored to have her back as soon as possible. With over 2,500 performances as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway to her credit, we agreed! Lisa caps our pops season by singing classic and modern Broadway songs from the twentieth and twenty-first century. The string of hits is long, so stay-tuned for some of the surprises Lisa has in store for us in this triumphant Warner Theatre return.