The Erie Phil Turns 100

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The early-evening sky was imbued with the setting sun’s deepest red hues, high clouds extending in a flow like fingers over the open waters of Lake Erie and the people-packed lawn of Liberty Park. It was a rich, deep-color backdrop for a colorful, history-rich night in the Flagship City. On the lakefront amphitheater’s stage, Conductor […]

Erie Philharmonic celebrates 99th anniversary

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This article by Rebecca Styn was originally published in the Erie Reader on Oct. 31, 2012. From the dissonantly colorful, exhilarating piece of musical clockwork showcased in Christopher Rouse’s “Infernal Machine” to the anguish of the Virgin Mary at the cross of Jesus portrayed in Rossini’s “Stabat Mater,” the Erie Philharmonic covers the musical gamut in this year’s […]

5 things to know about Erie's Warner Theatre

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In the heart of Erie stands a building that, while beautiful on the outside, is otherwise unassuming. On certain nights, however, it comes alive with people and performances. Here are five things you should know about Erie’s own Warner Theatre: 1. The Warner Theatre was designed by architects and brothers Cornelius and George Rapp, who […]

Big Sound on Campus: Jason Derulo to Headline Spring Concert

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Ask anyone who’s ever been to a concert – there is truly nothing in the world like live music. Dim lights, pumping sound and tons of friends around is a winning combination. At Gannon and in Erie, there is no shortage of live music; we have the Erie Philharmonic, the Warner Theatre, Gannon’s own band […]

The Joe Show: Ending the Summer With a Bang!

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Last weekend, I attended a concert put on by the Erie Philharmonic.  It was phenomenal!  The concert was at the Liberty Park Amphitheater which sits right in front of the bay.  The weather was perfect, and for the first quarter of the concert, the sun was setting right behind the performers.  I don’t think there […]