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Youth Concerts


Youth Concerts

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Youth Concerts


Youth Concerts


2016-17 Youth Concert

 

Presented on November 15, our annual Youth Concerts reached nearly 5,000 children in just under 3 hours. 

Thank you to the musicians, teachers, donors, staff, volunteers and ushers that made this amazing event possible.

We'll see you again in 2017 with our next Youth Concert "What Makes Our Music Sound American?"

 



2016-17 Pictures


2016-17 Sponsors


Archive Youth Concert Pictures


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Master Classes


Master Classes

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Master Classes


Master Classes

When applicable, our guest artists will present master classes across the region in conjunctuon with their performances in Erie.  Opportunities will be available beginning in October.

Contact Executive Director Steve Weiser at 814/455-1375 or SWeiser@EriePhil.org to learn more!


2016-17

Principal Flute of the Met Opera Demarre McGill presented a master class for local college students at Edinboro University on Friday, November 11th, 2016.


Concertmaster Ken Johnston presented a master class for local college students at Mercyhurst University on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016.


2015-16

Pianist Inna Faliks presented a master class for local college and high school students at Mercyhurst University on Friday, February 5th, 2016.


Michael Redding and Jasmine Muhammad presented a master class for McKinley and JoAnna Connell Elementary Schools on Friday, February 5th 2016.


Bella Hristova, violinist, presented a master class for four local violinists at Mercyhurst University on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.


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School Visits


School Visits

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School Visits


School Visits

Throughout each season, Maestro Daniel Meyer and special guests will visit music classrooms, orchestras, concert bands and wind ensembles from around the region.  Contact Executive Director Steve Weiser at 814/455-1375 or SWeiser@EriePhil.org to schedule an event at your school today!


2016-17

Principal Flute of the Met Opera Demarre McGill performed for elementary students at Wayne Middle School before his performance with the Philharmonic in November 2016.


Concertmaster Ken Johnston performed for elementary students at Belle Valley Elementary before his performance with the Philharmonic in October 2016.


2015-16

Cathie Ryan, international Celtic singing sensation, performed for students at the Leadership Christian Academy. 


Tanya Bannister, Pianist, performed for over 750 students from Collegiate Academy.


Music Director Daniel Meyer and Erie Phil bassoonist Sarah Lee spent the morning with students from the Benjamin Wiley Charter School.


Andrew von Oeyen, Pianist, at Asbury Elementary School.


Zuill Bailey, cellist, performing for students at Harding Elementary.


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PNC Grow Up Great


PNC Grow Up Great

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PNC Grow Up Great


PNC Grow Up Great

Led by Sarah Lee (second bassoon with the Phil), the PNC Grow Up Great program features musicians from the Erie Philharmonic presenting weekly classes to preschool students from around the region.  This year's facilities include:

  • St. Martin's Center
  • St. Benedict's Center
  • Early Connections

Woodwind Day


Brass Day


String Day


Percussion Day


Music Director Day


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Long Term Residency


Long Term Residency

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Long Term Residency


Long Term Residency

Beginning in Fall 2016, the Erie Philharmonic will visit classrooms at St. Ben's Child Development Center in our first ever Long Term Residency.  Instead of reaching students just a few times a year as done in the past, teaching artist Sarah Lee will visit the center 60 times between August and February.

This long-term residency has many goals, but the main mission is to create positive musical experiences that promote early music appreciation and early literacy skills in young students, preparing them for success in school and beyond. Strengthening this emphasis on continued arts infusion, the Philharmonic aims to bring music into pre-kindergarten classes in order to aid language and literacy development as well as organizing and applying knowledge through creative thinking.

The project is funded through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. “The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is pleased to approve Erie Philharmonic’s long term residency grant,” said Philip Horn, PCA executive director. “This collaboration will bring teaching artists and the creative process into unique partnerships with educators, schools and non-profit community organizations benefiting our schools and student learning.”

Teaching Artist Sarah Lee has led the Philharmonic’s outreach and education programs previously, so this is a natural step forward to reach more students with an expansive curriculum. Lee has spent the summer creating lessons that focus on rhythm, movement, singing, and instrument identification, all centered on literacy, exploration, and fine motor skills. “We will work to achieve a series of standard-based goals. This 20-week, 60-day residency will reach over 60 students and include visiting guest artists from the Philharmonic as well as a trip to see the orchestra perform live in the historic Warner Theatre,” says Lee, also a musician with the Philharmonic. The program also includes professional development on arts infusion for all teachers at the center.

Executive Director Steve Weiser is excited to look to the future and ensure the Philharmonic is truly living their mission. “I’m honored that the PA Council on the Arts supports our residency at St. Benedict. The Philharmonic has been doing similar but smaller programs there for a few years, but this is significantly larger and will carry a greater long-lasting impact for the students at St. Ben’s,” Weiser said. “I take this program as a vote of confidence from the state – we know we are doing great things, but we are also one of the first to receive this type of funding directly from the state.”



Professional Development


Singing Day


Ornament Day


LTR/JLE Collaboration


Percussion Day


Youth Concert Field Trip


Brass Day


Woodwind Day


Strings Day


Drum Day


Shaker Day


Teacher Training


First Day


The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency in the Office of the Governor. Created in 1966, the PCA is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Council’s mission is to foster the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania, and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the commonwealth. Support for education is a PCA priority. The PCA’s Arts in Education Division assists hundreds of Pennsylvania schools to support curriculum, enrich the important work of arts educators, and provide opportunities for students to discover and develop their creative skills and abilities through teaching artist residencies. The Division and its partners also place artists in residencies in community-based settings. Learn more at www.arts.pa.gov and www.facebook.com/Pennsylvaniacouncilonthearts.


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YMCA Composition & Film School


YMCA Composition & Film School

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YMCA Composition & Film School


YMCA Composition & Film School


Launching in October 2016, this initiative works with students from the YMCA Teen Center two times a month, showing them how a piece of music goes from paper to the stage.


Music students will work with teaching musical artists and special guests from the Erie Philharmonic to learn how to read and write music, structure a song, and arrange for different instruments. Student’s final work will be performed LIVE by the Erie Philharmonic in November 2017.  Additionally, film students will work with teaching film artists to learn how to script, shoot and produce for film. Student’s final work will be shown LIVE at an Erie Philharmonic concert in November 2017.


Opening Session - October 27


The Composition & Film School is made possible by gifts given to the David Matthews Memorial Fund at the YMCA of Greater Erie. Special thanks to the Erie Philharmonic, Life Thru Music, Erie Arts & Culture and Unearth Film, LLC.

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Instrumental Petting Zoos


Instrumental Petting Zoos

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Instrumental Petting Zoos


Instrumental Petting Zoos

Each season, musicians from the Erie Philharmonicvisit local elementary schools and learning centers presenting hands-on, Instrumental Petting Zoos.  This interactive class will give all participating students the opportunity to physically touch, feel and play a variety of orchestral instruments.


On Friday, May 27th, four musicians from the Philharmonic along with Executive Director Steve Weiser presented an instrumental petting zoo to hundreds of students from the Barber National Institute.


On Saturday, November 7th, members of the Erie Philharmonic presented an Instrumental Petting Zoo at the Experience Children's Museum as part of their Fall Erie Arts and Culture celebration!

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Community Performances


Community Performances

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Community Performances


Community Performances

Throughout the year, the Erie Philharmonic presents concerts, recitals, and outreach activities of all sizes across the community. 


2016-17 WQLN Live from Studio Q Performances


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Erie Art Museum - wind Quintet


Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Erie Art Museum - Brass Quintet


Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Fireworks night at the Erie Seawolves


Friday, June 24, 2016 - Crime Victim Center of Erie


Thursday, June 23, 2016 - St. Mary's East


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - LECOM Senior Living Center


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Erie Art Museum - String Quartet


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - LifeWorks Erie


Monday, June 20, 2016 - Regional Cancer Center


2015-16 WQLN Live from Studio Q Performances

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Piano Donations


Piano Donations

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Piano Donations


Piano Donations

Throughout the season, the Erie Phil will look to donate pianos of all shapes and sizes to various schools and organizations across the city.


Wednesday, June 22nd - J.F.K. Senior Center, Early Connections and the Boys and Girls Club of Erie

As part of our second educational outreach week this past June, we donated three pianos across the city to various locations.


Saturday, April 2nd - Cathedral of St. Paul

Another piano donation to a local downtown neighbor - so glad to be help out Sharon Downey and our friends at the Cathedral of St. Paul!


Wednesday, March 2nd - Crime Victim Center of Erie

Chuck Haynes from Weber Murphy Fox helped to donate this piano to the Crime Victim Center of Erie.  So happy to launch a new relationship with this fabulous facility.


Monday, November 2nd - Downtown YMCA

We were delighted to donate this beautiful baby grand piano to the Downtown YMCA on 10th Street.  Gifted to the Erie Phil by Stephen Huckaby, this piano will be used in the new music studio inside the Y, and will be played on by hundreds of children each week!


Thursday, November 5th - Benjamin Wiley Charter School

Continuing our busy education week, we were able to donate a second piano to the Benjamin Wiley Charter School.  This piano was graciously gifted to the Erie Phil from Bill Beisel.  

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Instrument Donation


Instrument Donation

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Instrument Donation


Instrument Donation

Have an unused instrument that you would like to donate?  Contact us and let the Erie Philharmonic help put your instrument directly into the hands of a child from across the city!  

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