Vivaldi to go: Erie Philharmonic to broadcast and stream performance—with Italian takeout

Posted on: February 23, 2021

For its February 25 “Viva Italia!” concert, Pennsylvania’s Erie Philharmonic is partnering with local restaurants to promote a featured Italian dish or menu to accompany the concert, which will be broadcast on WQLN PBS Channel 54.1 and streamed live at the Eric Philharmonic’s website and Facebook pages. The concert will feature the orchestra’s string section, Principal Oboe Danna Sundet, and Principal Bassoon Laura Koepke in a program featuring Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3, Rossini’s String Sonata No. 3, Nino Rota’s Toccata for Bassoon and Piano, Verdi’s String Quartet No. 1, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings (“Ala Rustica”). Erie Philharmonic Executive Director Steve Weiser said, “We know the hospitality sector has been impacted by the pandemic just like us. We wanted to help support Erie’s many local restaurants and share our season of free music for a dinner and concert experience that you can safely enjoy from your living room.” Daniel Meyer is music director of the Erie Philharmonic.