Instrumentalist of the Year Performs with Erie Phil Saturday

One of World’s Great Violinists Opens 100th Anniversary Symphonic Series

Avery Fisher Prize winner Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time, whose combination of flawless technique with inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his legacy as an American master. Named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” he is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and ensemble appearances on the great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.

He’s performing with your Erie Philharmonic this Saturday, October 26 at 8 PM in the Warner Theatre.

The performance will open with Stravinsky’s formidable Rite of Spring which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary. Shaham will perform Brahms Violin Concerto.

Classics in the Evening with WQLN’s Wally Faas, a pre-concert discussion, will be presented in the First Niagara Community Room adjacent to the Warner Theatre beginning at 7:15 PM. It is free to ticket holders.

Ticket prices for the show range from $20 – $50. They can be purchased here, by calling the box office at 814-455-1375, or in person at 609 Walnut Street.

This Lincoln Recycling Symphonic Series concert is sponsored by Highmark, WSEE and WQLN Radio.  The 2013-2014 anniversary season is presented by Scott Enterprises.

UP NEXT:  Our official anniversary concert on November 9 features the world premiere of a piece by local composer, Albert Glinsky, commissioned for the 100th anniversary.  In addition, the Jr Phil, marking their 60th season this year, will play side-by-side with the orchestra on Dvorak’s New World Symphony.


Annual Youth Concerts Focus On What Makes Our Music Sound American

More than 3,500 elementary school students from the area will fill the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, November 6, for the Erie Phil’s annual youth concerts.

“This year’s theme is what makes our music sound American,” Education Coordinator Nathan Barber said. “We will talk about some famous American composers, and the audience will sing along to songs with which they are undoubtedly familiar.”

Kate Amatuzzo from the Erie Playhouse will be featured as a guest vocalist.  The first performance at 10 AM is sold out, but there are seats available for the second performance at 11:30 AM. Schools who are interested in attending should contact Nathan at 455-1375, ext. 16, or  The cost is $2 per student.

The youth concerts are sponsored in part by National Fuel.



Oct. 26      Gil Shaham, 8 PM, Warner Theatre

Nov. 6       Annual Youth Concerts, 10 & 11:30 AM,  Warner Theatre

Nov. 9        Century of Music, 8 PM, Warner Theatre

Dec. 3        Jr. Phil Winter Concert, 7:30 PM, Strong Vincent High School

Dec. 4        Jr. Phil Ensembles Concert, 7 PM, Blasco Library

Dec. 7        Come Home for the Holidays, 8 PM, Warner Theatre Less than 300 seats remaining!

Dec 8         Come Home for the Holidays, 2PM, Academy Theatre, Meadville


100 Years Is Just One Reason to Donate

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