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."