Special Events

  • She-e Wu / Eric Ewazen Lecture Recital

    Composer Eric Ewazen and soloist She-e Wu presented an intimate lecture/recital on Ewazen's Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, written exclusively for She-e. Presented as part of First United Methodist Church's TNT Recital Series - in attendance were music students from Cathedral Prep High School.

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    She-e Wu master class

    She-e Wu, one of the most respected percussionists in the world, presented a master class to percussion students at SUNY Fredonia.

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    Maestro Kraemer master class

    Music Director Matthew Kraemer and ECO violinist Joe Kneer spent the morning working with students from McDowell Intermediate High School's orchestra.

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    Roberto Diaz viola master class

    The world's most preeminent violist presented an intimate master class for three local viola players before our opening night concert on September 19th, 2014

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    Bassoon Class

    Principal Bassoonist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, and ECO soloist, Glenn Einschlag spent the morning with elementary students from McKinley Elementary on April 25th. Students learned about the inner workings of the bassoon, the difference between single and double reeds and, most importantly, how long Glenn could sustain one note! A great time!

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    In-School Concerts

    Guest violinists Rachel Barton Pine and Adé Williams performed for over 800 4th graders from the Erie School District on Thursday, February 20th. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children!

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    Vocal master classes

    Soloists Janinah Burnett and Edward Pleasant worked with students from Lincoln and McKinley Elementary Schools during our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Week.  Drum circles, singing, beat boxing - a fun time for everyone!


    Vocal Soloist master classes

    Shannon Kessler Dooley, Katherine Drago and Robert Frankenberry worked with students from both Harding and Diehl Elementary Schools during their time here in Erie!

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    Maestro Kraemer master class

    Music Director Matthew Kraemer worked with students from Fort LeBoeuf High School during our busy week in early November.

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    McKinley Elementary Instrumental Petting Zoo

    Howard Lyon, Louis Nicolia and Ruth Ann Scanzillo worked side-by-side with 3 classes from McKinley. Each student in attendance had the opportunity to play a violin and a cello. A great time for everyone, including our musicians!

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    Fawzi Haimor master class

    Guest conductor Fawzi Haimor works with students from the McDowell Intermediate High School orchestra during our October concert series.

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    David Kim master class

    Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and ECO soloist, David Kim works with students of all ages before our opening night concert in September.

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