Throughout the season, the Philharmonic will look to donate pianos of all shapes and sizes to various schools and organizations across the city.
Our piano program has grown so much, we made a new webpage for it!
Monday, October 6, 2017 - Taylor Balogh
The second donation as part of our individual piano donation program. Congrats Taylor - enjoy the piano!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Rachel Karr
The first piano donation as part of our new program in which we donate a piano directly to a young aspiring musician. Congrats Rachel!
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Mercyhurst Prep
Delighted to donate a piano to Art Martone and the Music Department at Mercyhurst Prep.
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Erie High School
Returning music to our one-time home, the orchestra donated an historic upright piano to the newly named Erie High.
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Harding elementary School
Helping to round out the instrument selection at Harding Elementary, this eclectic piano will be a perfect addition to the music classroom!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Emerson Gridley Elementary School
As the first event in our Emanuel Ax Residency, the orchestra donated an upright piano to the school as part of Mr. Ax's outreach visit.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 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 2, 2016 - 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 2, 2016 - 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 2, 2016 - 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 5, 2016 - 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.