ECO Brass Quintet to Perform at Erie Art Museum’s Mid Day Art Break

Join the ECO Brass Quintet at the Erie Art Museum at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31st to hear some great live music! Featuring Brian Hannah and Erik Sundet on trumpets, Michelle Napolitan on French horn, Kent Tucker on trombone, and Daniel Burdick on tuba, the quintet will be playing repertoire ranging from patriotic favorites,… More ECO Brass Quintet to Perform at Erie Art Museum’s Mid Day Art Break

Get to know your ECO with Christina Dolanc

ECO audiences may know Christina Dolanc as one of the fine violinists of our orchestra. What they may not know is that she is also an accomplished composer and singer! Gannon communications student Veronica Kowalski sat down with Christina to talk about her new piece, Stars Alone, written for the Erie Chamber Orchestra and the… More Get to know your ECO with Christina Dolanc

Opera Recap

Miss our Madama Butterfly? Check out our media page from our ECO Opera Production! CLICK TO SEE MORE Big thanks to Erie Playhouse, Fredonia University, and Merceryhurst for their help in this production. This production was sponsored in part by Highmark and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Burleigh Festival

Join the Erie Chamber Orchestra February 8 – 13 for a week-long celebration of Erie’s own Harry T. Burleigh! List of events: February 8th @ 7:30PM – Joe Luckey Recital Series Cathedral of St. Paul 134 W. Seventh Street Edward Pleasant and the Cathedral Singers of St. Paul perform Burleigh spirituals as Jean Snyder weaves… More Burleigh Festival

ECO 2016 Preview! (4)

April’s concerts highlight the abundance of talent in our own Erie Chamber Orchestra! April 11th 7:30 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie April 23rd 7:30 First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant ECO principal flutist, David Graham ECO keyboardist, Beth Etter Guest soloist, Deven Shah Hear our musicians in recital! Here are some videos that preview their… More ECO 2016 Preview! (4)

James Horner

From ECO Principal Cellist Ruth Ann Scanzillo The first time I ever heard the name James Horner was out of the mouth of my friend, Lisa. Lisa worked, for about fifteen years, as music producer for Ogilvy-Mather WW. She was also my college housemate at SUNY@Fredonia, my listener, true to her art in every way.… More James Horner

WQLN June Podcast

Our live radio show from June 5th with special guests flutist Bonnie Boyd, composer Melinda Wagner, Music Director Matthew Kraemer and ECO pianist Beth Etter along with host Brian Hannah.  

3/30/81

From ECO program note author Professor Annmarie George The Erie Times-News had hired me to do an interview of Robert Merrill to appear as the cover story in a forthcoming ‘Showcase’ tabloid. I met Mr. Merrill, the world famous baritone, for lunch as he suggested and got a wonderful interview done while having a wonderful… More 3/30/81

The Zephyr

From ECO Principal Cellist Ruth Ann Scanzillo Today was the warmest one yet. The kind that made us all sure we’d really survived another killer winter. And, sunny? Many thought God had a special place in his heart for the Young Peoples’ Chorus of Erie, especially those in attendance at their spring concert. They were… More The Zephyr

Lunch with Copland

From ECO program note author Professor Annmarie George In 1976, the bicentennial year of our nation’s birthday, Dr. Scottino wanted Gannon University to celebrate this milestone with a recital featuring a work commissioned by Gannon University and gave me the job of finding the composer and performers to do this work. I hired my former… More Lunch with Copland