Erie Philharmonic’s online “From Home” site, featuring stories, music, photos, videos

Posted on: May 19, 2020

“To keep in touch with the community, the Erie Philharmonic has asked its musicians, guest artists, and board members to contribute to the Phil’s website,,” featuring photos, blog entries, and videos, writes Meg Loncharic in Sunday’s (5/17) (Erie, PA). “They shared performances and intimate stories about their love of music and why they got involved with the Erie Phil.… Concertmaster Ken Johnston offered a virtual tour of his home in Cleveland featuring his latest woodworking project. Emeritus board member Wally Knox told of how classical music was played in his home as a child. Knox relived the Eiji Oue years at the Philharmonic…. Longtime board member Geri Cicchetti wrote about [supporting] the Phil’s program of donating pianos to children who wouldn’t otherwise experience the joy of music. Board member and volunteer Judy Emling offered a photo collage of her involvement with the Phil…. Others who have contributed include Ken Heinlein, principal tuba, giving insight on ‘American Orchestra Music;’ Beth Etter, keyboardist, gave her take on ‘The Mouse;’ and violinists Karen Ferren, Lou Nicolia and Alex Hettings contributed pieces including ‘Moments in Time,’ ‘Fiddlin’ Around’ and ‘My Top 10 Favorites.’ ”