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Throughout each season, the Erie Philharmonic presents exclusive events, contests, outings and more, offering unique musical experiences for audiences of all ages.



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Holiday Tour of Homes


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Holiday Tour of Homes



The Erie Philharmonic Holiday Tour of Homes returns November 5-6, 2016. 

Locations include Gannon's historic Old Main, the Woman's Club of Erie, the Watson-Curtze Mansion, Dennis and Margaret Unks' home with a working theatre organ as well as other beautiful houses throughout the region.



2016-17 Sponsors


Home Tour Archive

Our 2015-2016 Holiday Tour of Homes, held November 14-15, was an incredible success!

Thank you so much to our home owners. sponsors, decorators, and florists.  We saw over 1,000 people in just two short days, and we're already looking to start planning for next year.  Stay tuned for details!!



Erie Community Foundation

Decorator

Sponsors


Diefenbach House

Decorator

Sponsors


Skarupski House

Decorator

Sponsors


Taylor House

Decorator

Sponsors


McCormick House

Decorator

Sponsors


Woman's Club of Erie



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Baton


Baton

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Baton


Baton


Once a year, a community member bravely steps forward to take the helm of the Erie Philharmonic as part of a critical fundraiser for our outreach activities.  Since 1969, the orchestra has been led by more than 45 individuals from across the region.


Linda Stevenson leading the Erie Phil


This year, we are honored and delighted to feature Linda Stevenson as our Baton Candidate. 

On Saturday, May 21, before our My Fair Lady Gala, presented in conjunction with the Erie Playhouse, Linda took the Baton from Maestro Daniel Meyer and led the Erie Philharmonic in a lovely rendition of God Save the Queen.

This was truly the perfect way to start this memorable evening. 

Linda's accomplishments across the region speak for themselves.  Currently, she serves as the Chair of Erie's Athena PowerLink Program and Leadership Programs, Senior V.P. of PNC Women's Business Development, and Senior V.P. and Director of the National City Women Business Development Program to name just a few.

All donations made in Linda's honor will be used towards our outreach activities, which include:

  • Instrument donations to local schools and facilities
  • Master classes
  • In-school visits
  • Instrumental petting zoos

Donations can be made by calling 455-1375, visiting the below website (select "Baton" from the designation drop down menu), or by mailing check made out to the Erie Philharmonic at 23 West 10th Street, Suite 3, Erie, PA 16501 (make sure to mark "Baton" on the check). 



  • 1992 - Lynn Levinson
  • 1993 - Peggy Richardson
  • 1994 - Pauline Scott
  • 1995 - Jason Maynard
  • 1996 - John Baldwin
  • 1997 - Bruce Kern
  • 1998 - Chuck Harris
  • 1999 - Frank and Michael Victor
  • 2000 - Dennis Unks
  • 2001 - Margaret Hull
  • 2002 - Dr. Jerry Beck
  • 2003 - Don Baxter
  • 2004 - Mary Alice Brown
  • 2005 - No baton candidate
  • 2006 - Marlene Mosco
  • 2007 - Christie Ferrier
  • 2008-09 - John Vanco
  • 2009-10 - Eric Borenstein
  • 2010-11 - Charlie Ingram
  • 2011-12 - Katie Denlinger
  • 2012-13 - Terry Cavanaugh
  • 2013-14 - Wally Faas
  • 2014-15 - Lou Baxter
  • 2015-16 - Linda Stevenson

Previous Baton Candidates

  • 1969 - John Beatty
  • 1970 - Dr. George D'Angelo
  • 1971 - Lydia McCain
  • 1972 - Bob Merwin
  • 1973 - Hal Herrington
  • 1974 - Robert Ferrier
  • 1975 - Brady Louis
  • 1976 - No listing available
  • 1977 - No listing available
  • 1978 - James McKibben
  • 1979 - No listing available
  • 1980 - No listing available
  • 1981 - Garth Hetz
  • 1982 - Kathy Zurn
  • 1983 - Mike Rathers
  • 1984 - Sandra Jarecki
  • 1985 - Al Renkis
  • 1986 - Tom and Joy Gay
  • 1987 - Charles Henness
  • 1988 - Wally Knox
  • 1989 - Fred Prahl
  • 1990 - Nick Scott
  • 1991 - Tom Vicary

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My Fair Lady Gala


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My Fair Lady Gala



A one-of-a-kind collaboration between the Erie Philharmonic and the Erie Playhouse took place on May 21, 2016


The Reviews

I just wanted to tell you that everyone is raving about the My Fair Lady Event. It was beyond fabulous!  Truly an exceptional night from start to finish. – Julie Chacona

Fifty-one years ago, my wife and I went on our first date to the Warner Theater to see the movie My Fair Lady. We had both grown up listening to the Broadway recording on our parents' LP's. Returning to the Warner tonight, together with friends, to see it in concert was nothing short of a life-affirming event. We were in tears most of the night.  It was such a beautiful evening. Thank you, Erie Phil and Erie Playhouse, so very much. – Chris and Charlotte Thomas

The show was outstanding! The orchestra made it so much better. I hope you will do another one next year. – Cynthia Weigand

The performance was incredible, and the entire evening was wonderful.  We are so fortunate to have so many highly talented people here, both from the Playhouse and from the Erie Phil. – John Baldwin


The Cast

Seated: Jenna Lindberg, Christine Carmichael, Susan Lechner, Kate Neubert-Lechner, Shawn Clerkin, Bob Martin, Kristen Henry.
Standing: Gretchen Kerr, Nicole Rosenbayger, Kate Amatuzzo, Patrick Thiem, P. Barry McAndrew, Rich Tryzbiak, Scott Schillinger, Roger Wolbert, Brendan Daugherty, Kristin Fry, Michael Hipwell, Diane Martone, Art Martone.
 



Host Committee
Penny and Cle Austin                                                                         Tammy Batchelor
Susan and Donald Baxter
Sallie and Homer Capotis                                                                      Julie Chacona                                                                                            Geri Cicchetti
Almi and Shawn Clerkin
Council Optometric Center
Pam and David Davis
Amy and Mark Denlinger
Mim and Don Dilmore
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
Georgianna and Theodore Ely                                                        Jennifer Weigold Geertson
Lisa Adams Gordon and Scott Gordon                                             Barbara and Charles Harris
Betty and Tim Healy
Martha and Bill Hilbert
Emily and Charlie Ingram
Marlene and Myron Jones
Nancy and Bruce Kern                                                                             Carl Larese and Jim Conell
Kathy and Dave Lastowski
Barb and BJ Lechner
Teri and Seth Marshall
Michael Martin
Deborah and Douglas Murphy
Joellen Nelson
Barbara Pollock
Peggy and Al Richardson
Kim and Nick Scott
Matthew Sherr and Sandro Barbosa
Mary Ann and Jim Toohey
Kate and Brian Weber
Linda and Scott Whalen                                                                        Linda Wilkinson
Joanna and Roger Zurn

Doolittle Sponsor
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield                                                       Times Publishing Company
 
Higgins Sponsor
JET 24/ Fox 66                                                                                    UPMC Health Plan                                                                                    Woman’s Club of Erie                                                                              
 
Pickering Sponsor
Edward Jones
Erie Community Foundation
Bob and Christie Ferrier
JET 1400                                                                                                 Printing Concepts Inc.
 
Violet Sponsor
Networking Technologies
Dr. Charles and Susan Furr
David and Margaret Matthews
Dr. and Mrs. M. Peter Scibetta                                                                Laura and Jim Semple
Annalynn and Tim Shuttleworth
Dr. and Mrs. Barry D. Stamm
Thayer Power and Communication
Dan and Sue Zimmerman                                                                    Urban Engineers, Inc                                                                               W.B. Mason

Special Thanks                                                                                         Jim Colvin                                                                                              Barry Copple                                                                                           Erie Beer                                                                                                   Grise Audio                                                                                         Larese Floral                                                                                           Little Caesar's/Dickey's BBQ Pit                                                               Sabella's Catering


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Mac n' Cheese


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Mac n' Cheese


Get Your Phil of Mac n' Cheese


Erie's first mac n' cheese tasting competition was held on Sunday, June 12 at the Concourse of Union Station.


First Place


Second Place


Third Place





Participating Restaurants


Media Sponsors

Drink Sponsors



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Beat Beethoven


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Beat Beethoven


Thank you to everyone who made this event an incredible success!



Beethoven will return in 2017


The 2016 event will still include the original downtown race route, but the start and finish line have been moved just a few blocks north to Perry Square. Why? So each participant has the chance to hear the Erie Philharmonic start Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony LIVE from the stage at Perry Square.  Maestro’s first stroke of the baton will set the runners on their way.
 
Family, friends, and the community are welcome to join the music and fun in Perry Square for this free and live performance on Beethoven’s Fifth. Vendors from the local community will line the square from 9AM-12PM.
 
While on the race, tune into JET 1400 to hear the live broadcast of the Philharmonic playing the Fifth Symphony. If you cross the Perry Square finish line before the last note, you win a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a concert this season.
 
Not ready for the 5K? Try the new 1 Mile Walk that is new this year!



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