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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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Jewelry Raffle


Jewelry Raffle

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Jewelry Raffle


Jewelry Raffle


New for the 2016-17 season


150 tickets, each one a winner.  Tickets are $100 for each entry, and every box is guaranteed to contain a piece of jewelry worth at least $50. 

Top prize, of which there are four, is worth over $2,500! 

Boxes may be purchased during our Casablanca concert on February 4 as well as our Emanuel Ax concert on March 11.  Only 150 will be made available for purchase, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

Additionally, some boxes will include instant prize winners, featuring Erie Phil coffee mugs, t-shirts, dinner with Music Director Daniel Meyer, concert tickets and more!

The final unveiling of the jewelry prizes will be held before our season finale concert on April 8 in the Warner Theatre lobby. 

How it works:

  1. Attend either our February 4 or March 11 concert
  2. Select your lucky number from the boxes available
  3. Each box will contain a special raffle ticket that corresponds with the box number purchased
  4. Redeem this ticket on April 8 to receive your jewelry prize (ranging from $50 to $2,500 - every box is a winner)

We are beyond grateful to Dahlkemper's Jewelry for sponsoring this fantastic event.


 

 

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Emanuel Ax Residency


Emanuel Ax Residency

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Emanuel Ax Residency


Emanuel Ax Residency


The legendary Emanuel Ax


Don't miss any of these spectacular events presented across the city. 

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7pm

Lecture/performance at the Jefferson Educational Society.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508

Thursday, March 9 @ noon

Master class for local piano students.  Watch one of the premiere pianists in the world work with local students of all ages in the Walker Recital Hall on the campus of Mercyhurst University.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546

 Friday, March 10 @ noon

Emanuel Ax in recital.  An exclusive Live from Studio Q performance, presented by WQLN, hosted in the Walker Recital Hall on the campus of Mercyhurst University.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546

 Friday, March 10 @ 6:30pm

Open rehearsal at the Warner Theatre.  An exclusive meet-and-greet with Emanuel Ax before his first rehearsal with the orchestra at 7:30pm.  You'll be invited to watch the first half of his rehearsal with the Erie Philharmonic as well.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

811 State Street, Erie, PA 16501

Saturday, March 11 @ 8pm

Residency-concluding concert featuring a performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.  This marks the final event in the season as part of our Beethoven 4/4 Festival.  Learn more here!

811 State Street, Erie, PA 16501

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Baton


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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.


2016-17 Baton

2016-17 candidate to be announced soon...


2015-16 Archive

Linda Stevenson leading the Erie Phil


In 2015-16, we were 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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Mac n' Cheese


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Mac n' Cheese


Mac n' Cheese 2.0


April 2, 2017

This family friendly tasting competition, held at the Concourse of Union Station, will be presented in conjunction with our Disney Favorites concert scheduled for April 1, 2017, and will include all you can eat mac n' cheese, characters in costume and much more!

Tickets will be available December 1, and will be only $15 ($20 day of).  12 and under tickets are only $10, and children under 5 eat for free!

More details to follow soon.


Get Your Phil of Mac n' Cheese Archive 2016

First Place


Second Place


Third Place





2015-16 Restaurants


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CODA


CODA

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CODA


CODA

Our new signature event, coming this June!

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Beat Beethoven


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Beat Beethoven



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


Video Recap


Picture Gallery


Nearly 200 runners came out on Saturday, September 24 for our 7th annual Beat Beethoven 5K,  paired with a street fair and live concert.  The weather was perfect, and smiles can be seen on all participants. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and vendors!  This day would not have been possible without your support.

We'll see you in September 2017 when Beethoven returns!



Sponsors


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Holiday Tour of Homes


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Holiday Tour of Homes



The Erie Philharmonic Holiday Tour of Homes was a huge success!

With over 1,000 participants in just two days, we are incredibly thankful to everyone who made this event possible.



2016-17 Recap Pictures

1 - Gannon Old Main - decorated by Allburn Florists

 

3 - Historical Society of Erie County - Watson-Curtze Mansion - decorated by Potratz

 

4 - Emkey Energy - decorated by Traditions

 

5 - Schneider Residence - decorated by Gary's Flower Shoppe and Interiors

 

6 - Sabolcik Residence - decorated Plantscape

 

7 - Rutkowski Residence - decorated Allburn Florists

 

8 - Unks Residence - decorated by Larese Floral



2016-17 Decorators


2016-17 Sponsors




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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