From Music Director Daniel Meyer
An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein - September 23
Broadway star Lisa Vroman takes the stage in a special Richard Rodgers tribute for the Philharmonic’s opening night of the 17-18 Pops series. With over 2000 performances as Christine in Phantom of the Opera under her belt, Lisa brings her incredible craftsmanship and loving admiration for the Golden Age of Broadway to the Warner stage. With music from King and I, Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma, and other greats, our opening Pops concert will delight with some of the most memorable and beloved music from the the Broadway stage. Look for local favorites to make surprise cameos in this concert, as well.
All that Jazz with Chris Brubeck - October 28
There are few names in the jazz world that instantly evoke a special sound or even a tune in your ear, and Brubeck is one such name. With a musical heritage unmatched, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet draw on their famous father’s songbook in hits such as Take Five and Rondo Alla Turka, while also traversing a rich history of jazz in this special concert co-presented by Jazz Erie. Just imagine your favorite jazz standards from the past century tailored for the unique stylings of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, and you’ll have a good idea of the delights in store on this special night.
Come Home for the Holidays - December 2
Home for the Holidays. It’s a concert that has become a treasured Erie tradition, drawing on our own fantastic local talent and of course featuring the tunes and arrangements you love to hear at this time of year from the Erie Philharmonic. We will again perform a one-act Saturday matinee, designed for families (and featuring a jolly old elf clad in red!), and a longer two-act version for Saturday evening, featuring the voices of the Erie Philharmonic Chorus. This December, you will not want to miss the triumphant return of local star Daniel Cabanillas, as he sings the season’s treasures and lends his warm, sparkling tenor voice to the Philharmonic’s most popular annual tradition. Bring your whole family to celebrate the sounds of the season, as we take you Home for the Holidays at the Warner Theatre.
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony - February 10-11
It’s no secret where most of us heard our first taste of classic symphonic music. It was through the inventive, madcap adventures of Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes! In February, we bring an amazing presentation of live film, coordinating the Erie Philharmonic playing in real-time to the original, beloved cartoons that brought us our first cinematic and musical adventures. Who can forget the classic chase scenes, the surprise scares, the hilarious misadventures of Bugs and his friends? We expect these concerts sell-out quickly, so get your tickets early for either of two performances, Saturday evening or a Sunday matinee. It’s a perfect way to introduce your family to the joy of great music, in a fun, exciting way that everyone can enjoy.
Greatest Fantasy Hits - March 24
Through video games, role-playing games, and the recent success of series such as Highlander, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings, music from the world of fantasy has entered the public arena in a way like never before. With scores from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Spamalot, and Excalibur, our tribute concert to the genre’s most popular hits will be a dramatic evening of symphonic music that can bring the full color and power of the Erie Philharmonic to the very edge of the stage. Reserve your spot today for this Pops finale concert which will surely transport you to another time and place, filled with heraldry, bravery, wizardry, and romance!