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.
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!!
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:
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).
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
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
Deborah and Douglas Murphy
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
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Times Publishing Company
JET 24/ Fox 66 UPMC Health Plan Woman’s Club of Erie
Erie Community Foundation
Bob and Christie Ferrier
JET 1400 Printing Concepts Inc.
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
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!