A big announcement in the Erie music community today. This is the last year and the last concert series for the Erie Chamber Orchestra.
The announcement ending a 40-year chapter of the Erie Chamber Orchestra delivering high-quality classical music free for all in the Erie community. However, local groups are joining together to keep the dream alive. Gannon University, the Erie Philharmonic, and Erie Arts and Culture announcing their collaboration to continue to deliver free music to the community with a brand new series of free music next year.
Steve Weiser, Executive Director of Erie Philharmonic, tells us, “We’ve titled this series, ‘The Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Series,’ and while it will look different than the Erie Chamber Orchestra of the past, with that story ending, this will be a whole new chapter of free music for the community that we can bring to venues all across the region.”
Walter Iwanenko, VP Academic Affairs, says, “Attending concerts is not accessible to everybody in Erie and we want to increase that accessibility.”
The Erie Orchestra Chamber will perform their final concerts this spring.