• 2015-2016 Festival Weeks

    During our 38th season, four weeks have been designated as "Festival" weeks, consisting of a Monday evening recital, a Saturday evening concert and a multitude of other special events throughout the course of the week. Stay tuned for additional details!

    Opening Night Festival


    September 14th - 7:30pm 
    H.O. Hirt Auditdorium 
    160 East Front Street


    September 19th - 7:30pm 
    Cathedral Prep Auditorium 
    250 West 10th Street


    Our Monday evening recital marks the return of the successful Joe Luckey Recital Series, featuring the violin talents of David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Our Saturday evening concert showcases the Principal Cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Roman Mekinulov, along with works from Debussy, Arriaga and Falla.

    Week in Film


    October 26th - 7:30pm 
    First United Methodist Church
    707 Sassafras Street


    October 31st - 7:30pm 
    Warner Theatre 
    811 State Street


    This month-long look into the Golden Age of film composer launches with a Monday evening recital featuring works from Korngold, Zeisl and Waxman and a performance by Concertmaster Maureen Conlon's ensemble Trio Nova Mundi and Music Director Matthew Kraemer. Saturday evening (Halloween night - 8pm start time), treat yourself to the concert event of the season as we present Hitchcock's masterpiece Psycho with live orchestral accompaniment in the historic Warner Theatre in downtown Erie.

    Goin' Home


    February 8th - 7:30pm 
    Cathedral of St. Paul 
    134 West 7th Street


    February 13th - 7:30pm 
    Cathedral Prep Auditorium 
    250 West 10th Street


    The ECO is honored to present a week-long festival celebrating the legacy of Erie's own Harry T. Burleigh. Monday evening's recital explores the more intimate works of Burleigh, Dvorak and Coleridge Taylor while Saturday evening's performance features a behind the scenes multimedia presentation on Dvorak's New World Symphony.  Guest artists include baritone Edward Pleasant, the Cathedral Singers from Cathedral of St. Paul and Trio Nova Mundi.  Additional recitals, classes, book tours and more will be scheduled in the fall. Stay tuned for more details!

    Erie's Own


    April 18th - 7:30pm
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie
    7180 Perry Highway


    April 23rd - 7:30pm 
    First Presbyterian Church
    of the Covenant
    250 West 7th Street


    Our final festival of the 2015-2016 season features the extraordinary talents of our own ECO musicians. Monday evening, enjoy a keyboard/harpsichord chamber recital featuring ECO pianist Beth Etter and Principal Flutist David Graham along with local piano phenom Deven Shah.  Saturday evening, join us for a performance of the Lark Ascending by Concertmaster Maureen Conlon as well as a world premiere, commissioned by the ECO from renowned choral composer, and ECO violinist, Christina Brice Dolanc. We are also delighted to be initiating a new collaboration with the Erie Renaissance Singers for this memorable performance.

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