23 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501
The mission of the Erie Philharmonic is to strengthen our community and region by providing high quality live orchestra concerts and programs that enrich, entertain and educate people of all ages. Starting in the 2015-16 season, following an entire staff turnover and mid-season office relocation, the orchestra made a conscious decision to focus on all activities on these three central tenants. Over the subsequent three seasons, this focused, mission-driven approach has led the orchestra became an unrivaled presence in the community, presenting life-changing musical experiences for audiences of all ages, including:
- Pianos donated to 34 individuals in need
- Three 60-day long-term residencies for local underserved preschools, supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
- Free Youth Concerts presented for thousands of students accompanied by a detailed 51-page curriculum
- Instrumental petting zoos
Additionally, the orchestra has recently completed a groundbreaking virtual reality orchestra project and has been featured in numerous national publications, including the Huffington Post, Forbes and NEA Arts.
Building on the successes of the past three seasons, the Philharmonic is poised to make lasting change on the community of Erie, whether by ground-breaking music-themed technology projects or impactful outreach programs for audiences of all ages. While we have sold-out an unprecedented 10 concerts at the Warner Theatre since December 2016, the main area of expansion for the orchestra has been centralized on free programs for the community.
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