Two violinists to perform for Erie Chamber Orchestra

Posted: February 20, 2014

The Erie Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is welcoming two violinists, Adé Williams, a talented 16-year-old African American, and Rachel Barton Pine, one of the most respected violinists alive today, to perform at various events across Erie this coming week.

On Thursday, Feb. 20 there will be three educational outreach shows at Harding Elementary School.  The shows will be at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A total of 827 fourth-grade students, representing  all 12 elementary schools in Erie, will be in attendance.

According to Steve Weiser, general manager of ECO, the children who go to this performance, "will not  only get to see a young star in Adé Williams, but they'll get to see someone their own age."

On Friday, Feb. 21 at noon, there will be a live lobby performance by both Williams and Price at  WQLN. After, the pair will visit Springhill Suites for another recital from 2-2:45 p.m.  Finally, the duo will conclude their tour of Erie with a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian  Church of the Covenant.

Weiser stated that he is very excited to have these two exceptional violinists to delight and dazzle audiences in Erie.

"Having two legendary violinists, such as Rachel Barton Pine and Adé Williams, here in Erie offers the community, both young and old, the opportunity to see two world renowned artists in their own backyard," Weiser said. " From our visit with over 800 fourth grade students from the Erie School District on Thursday to our final performance Friday evening at the Church of the Covenant, the ECO is proud to again offer these once-in-a-lifetime events for free."