Chamber prepares for new season

The Erie Chamber Orchestra of Gannon University is excited to offer a wonderful blend of unique and traditional repertoire, as well as  begin a new era under the baton of Matthew Kraemer.

The Erie Chamber Orchestra, formerly known as the Erie Bayfront Orchestra, was founded in 1978 by Bruce Morton Wright. It was started with the mission to ensure that high-quality orchestra music would always be available to everyone in the Erie community, no matter their age, income, education or cultural background.

Concerts are always free of charge and are presented in various locations around the city.  Now, as part of Gannon University, this mission will continue as the orchestra begins a new era in its 35th season.

Those interested are encouraged to find and “like” the Erie Chamber Orchestra on Facebook.

The orchestra’s newly announced 2012-2013 season is listed below.

 

September 14th 2012, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando, Piano

Stravinsky – Danses Concertantes

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4

Haydn – Symphony No.88

First United Methodist Church

707 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA

October 12th 2012, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – Joseph Gaines, Tenor

Holst – St. Paul Suite

Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Purcell – Fairy Queen: Suite No. 1

Elgar – Introduction and Allegro

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Gannon University

512 Peach Street, Erie, PA

 

November 16th 2012, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – The Edinboro University Singers

Choral Director Peter Van den Honert

Mozart – Overture to Magic Flute

Mozart – Coronation Mass

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

Church of the Covenant

250 West 7th Street, Erie, PA

 

December 7th 2012, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Annual Christmas Concert Sing-Along

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Children’s Choir

Choral Director Sharon Downey

Assorted Christmas titles

Church of the Covenant

250 West 7th Street, Erie, PA

 

January 18th 2013, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – Ade Williams, Violin

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Shiloh Baptist Choir

Choral Director Frederick Dixon

Assorted spirituals and traditional songs, violin concerto TBD

Central Tech High School

3325 Cherry Street, Erie, PA

 

February 22nd 2013, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Guess the Composer Concert

Luther Memorial Church

225 West 10th Street, Erie, PA

 

March 15th 2013, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Dvorak – Serenade in d minor for Winds

Brahms – Serenade No. 2 in A Major

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Gannon University

512 Peach Street, Erie, PA

 

April 19th 2013, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – Kathleen Bride, Harp

Stravinsky – Concerto in Eb (Dumbarton Oaks)

Debussy – Sacred and Profane Dances

Ravel – Introduction and Allegro

Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, arr. Schoenberg

Copland – Appalachian Spring (original version)

The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul

134 West 7th Street, Erie, PA

 

 

June 7th 2013, 7:30

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Soloist – Nicolas Goluses, Guitar

Halffter – La Madrugada del Panadero: Suite del Ballet

Rodrigo – Fantasia para un gentilhombre

Turina – La Oracion del Torero

Falla – El Amor Brujo Suite

First United Methodist Church

707 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA

 

For additional information about the Erie Chamber Orchestra, please contact Steve Weiser, the orchestra’s general manager, at [email protected] or 814-871-7755.

 

KELLY MORELAND

[email protected].gannon.edu