Erie Chamber Orchestra To Perform Concerts In Schools This Week
Posted: March 3, 2015
The Erie Chamber Orchestra begins one of the busiest two-week
intervals in its history with a series of two concerts for students
in Erie's Roman Catholic elementary schools.
The two, half-hour long concerts, will take place March 3 at
9:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. at Cathedral Preparatory School Auditorium,
250 W. 10th St. Students from Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family, Our
Lady's Christian School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Our Lady of Peace,
St. Boniface, St. George, St. Gregory St. James, St. Luke, St.
Peter Cathedral School and Villa Maria Elementary will enjoy a
program entitled "Tall Tales and Long Tails."
Based on the classic "Peter and the Wolf," the concert focuses
on the storytelling aspect of music and the decisions a composer
makes in order to make music sound a certain way.
"Seeing how this program is geared specifically towards students
in grades K-3, we can easily assume that this might be their first
experience seeing an orchestra perform live," Said Steve Weiser,
general manager of the orchestra, which is in residence at Gannon
University. "By mixing fantastic music with a powerful story, we
ensure that these students will take home valuable musical lessons,
mixed in with English, science, geography and history topics as
Next Friday, the Erie Chamber Orchestra will present Mozart's
penultimate opera, "Die Zauberfloete (The Magic Flute)" at 7:30
p.m. at Cathedral Prep Auditorium. The concert, like every concert
in the orchestra's history, is free and open to the public.