Gannon University’s Erie Chamber Orchestra to Present “Tall Tales and Long Tails”

Posted: September 30, 2014


Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is presenting 11 in-school educational concerts for students of all 12 elementary schools in the Erie School District over the span of four days beginning September 30. This program, entitled "Tall Tales and Long Tails," will be presented free of charge to almost 7,000 students in grades K-3.

Teachers are using a curriculum developed around the program with lesson plans around topics in reading and English skills, geography and science in advance of the concerts. The curriculum was developed by Erie Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Steve Weiser with artwork by Gannon University communications professor Mary "MC" Gensheimer.

Musicians from the ECO will be traveling from building to building throughout the city over these four days ensuring that the students will be able to experience this 35-minute live concert of an orchestral arrangement of the Prokofiev classic "Peter and the Wolf."

This project has been made possible by support from the following organizations: Gannon University, Lincoln Recycling, Erie-GAINS and United Way of Erie and the Erie Community Foundation. Members of the audience at ECO concerts have also contributed to this program with individual donations.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

8:30 a.m. - Jefferson
10:30 a.m. - Edison
1 p.m. - Harding 

Wednesday, Oct. 1
8:30 a.m. - Lincoln
10:30 a.m. - JoAnna Connell 1 p.m. - Diehl

Thursday, Oct. 2

8:30 a.m. - McKinley
10:30 a.m. - Grover Cleveland (Emerson bussed in) 

Friday, Oct. 3
8:30 a.m. - Pfeiffer-Burleigh
10:30 a.m. - Wayne
1 p.m. - Perry 


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