Erie Philharmonic musicians play in concert hall—as it’s being renovated

Posted on: June 16, 2021

“Just how excited are the Erie Philharmonic and Music Director Daniel Meyer about the improvements to their concert hall? They’re so excited that they decided not to wait until the work is finished to try it out,” writes Lisa Adams in last Wednesday’s (6/9) Erie News Now (PA). “Meyer along with the brass and percussion sections played a brief pop concert Wednesday morning at the Warner Theatre work site. It was a treat for the construction crew that’s been working around the clock to finish the massive Warner renovation and expansion project, and for a few philharmonic board members and staff. The musicians, conductor and any observers had to check in at the EE Austin & Son construction safety trailer to pick up a vest and hardhat for the 10-minute concert. Executive Director Steve Weiser came up with the idea for the concert while touring the construction site with two of the orchestra’s musicians last month. The quick concert provided the very first notes played inside the new Warner…. The Warner Project is on track for completion in November…. Until then, the region will have many more opportunities to hear concerts by ensembles from the orchestra” at several venues.