Erie Philharmonic to present free concerts at community locations chosen by popular vote

Posted on: June 4, 2021

“The Erie Philharmonic is hitting the road this summer with a free, 16-concert tour named In Your Hometown, it announced Thursday,” reads an unsigned report in Thursday’s (6/3) Erie News Now (Erie, PA). “Different ensembles will perform in parks and outdoor venues from June 23 through Sept. 8. The locations were selected through a suggestion and voting process online. ‘These concerts are our thank you to the region for supporting us over the last year and a half,’ said Daniel Meyer, music director.… All mandated COVID-19 safety policies will be in place.” Five family concerts from June 23 to 27 will feature Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and pre-concert activities from the Erie Playhouse and the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. Concerts from July 5 to 12 will feature brass musicians performing music by John Philip Sousa, Henry Mancini, Scott Joplin, and patriotic tunes. Light-classical chamber concerts from August 10 to 18 will include music by Rossini, Bizet’s Carmen, and Ravel’s Bolero. String musicians from the orchestra will perform on September 8.