"Music is the best thing yet found to encourage everyone in work and play.  An orchestra that is promoted by unselfish motives to promote music of finest educational value is an asset to the community, and the Erie Philharmonic orchestra, organized for the purpose, will have the endorsement of all."

Dr. Otto Behrend - May 3, 1921; Erie Dispatch

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?"

All outreach events are sponsored in part by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.


2016-17 Thank You Cards

2016-17 Pictures

2016-17 Sponsors

Archive Youth Concert Pictures