"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
2018-19 Youth Concerts
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
The Erie Philharmonic presented three youth concerts over the course of two days this past November, reaching almost 6,000 students from across the tristate area! These concerts are presented at no cost to the student.
This year’s concert focused on Benjamin Britten’s legendary work “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”, and included additional music from Tchaikovsky, Haydn and more.
Concert comes complete with a detailed curriculum including pre and post-tests, Common Core, National and PA Arts Standards.
Principal Tuba Ken Heinlein
Special Guest Charles Brown
Guest Soloist Sophia Jho
Almost 6,000 students!
Wally Faas and Patty Holstein
Deb and Doug Murphy
Kate and Brian Weber
Lisa Adams and Scott Gordon
Amy and Mark Denlinger
Pam and Dave Davis