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October 29

2020

Erie Philharmonic "In Your Home Series - The British Isles"

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Launching in October, 2020, the Erie Philharmonic’s 2020-21 season, titled in your home will be broadcast free of charge for the community on WQLN PBS. The first four performances of the season will showcase a 19-person string orchestra, led by Music Director Daniel Meyer and features a musical journey around the world. From the mountains of Germany to the heartland of the American midwest, these unprecedented TV specials will offer you a chance to enjoy the Philharmonic like never before, all for FREE due to the generosity of many sponsors and donors in our community.

 

Thursday, October 29 · 8:00pm
WQLN PBS (channel 54.1)

Daniel Meyer music director

Selections to include music from:

  • Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry

  • Warlock Capriol Suite

  • Purcell Abdelazer Suite

  • Anna Clyne Within Her Arms

  • Holst St. Paul’s Suite

  • Britten Simple Symphony

Classical music from the British Isles blossomed in the late nineteenth century and thrives even to this day.  Some composers chose to capitalize on the cascading hills of the lush countryside or the immaculate gardens of a princely estate for inspiration.  Others inflected their works with the liveliness of folk dances and melodies.  Others still drew on the indomitable English and Celtic spirit.  Some composers were even able to plumb the depths of nostalgia to produce music that touches the hearts of listeners to this day.  In this episode, we survey the expanse that makes music from this part of the world so deeply felt in our hearts, minds, and spirits. 

This concert will be made available online during the week following the broadcast. Please watch our social media accounts for more information.

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