At long last, Stephen Colantti’s opera, “The Selfish Giant”, based on a story by Oscar Wilde, will be available on CD for purchase! Recorded with an international and local cast, “The Selfish Giant” is an Erie original, composed and recorded in the Erie region with the Erie Chamber Orchestra! Learn more about the cast and… More Selfish Giant CD Release!
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
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.
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
If you missed James Thompson at our last performance, here’s a chance to hear the music and wisdom of the great trumpet player and Eastman professor. … More WQLN January Podcast
Announcement from Maestro Matthew Kraemer.… More Announcement from the Maestro
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)
The Erie Chamber Orchestra performs Puccini’s Madama Butterfly! March 12th 7:30 Cathedral Prep Auditorium We’ll let the story speak for itself with these videos.
The Erie Chamber Orchestra celebrates Erie native Harry T. Burleigh in this February festival week of music, video, and spoken word! February 8th 7:30 Cathedral of St. Paul February 13th 7:30 Cathedral Prep Auditorium Joining us will be the great baritone, Edward Pleasant, author of an upcoming book on Burleigh, Jean Snyder, and Erie’s own… More ECO 2016 Preview Week! (2)
The Erie Chamber Orchestra returns in January to finish the 2015-2016 season! January 16th 7:30 Cathedral Prep Auditorium Former principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony and Professor of Trumpet at the Eastman School of Music, James Thompson, joins us for the first concert of 2016, performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and the Josephine Waltz, arranged by… More ECO 2016 Preview Week! (1)
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
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.
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
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
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
From Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner (interviewed by ECO GM Steve Weiser) Can you tell us a little bit about this Flute Concerto – its genesis, structure, inspirations, etc… A number of years ago, Paul Dunkel conducted the American Composers Orchestra in a performance of an early orchestral work of mine, Falling Angels. During rehearsals… More Genesis of a Concerto, part 2
From ECO program note author Professor Annmarie George I was 8 yrs. old and going shopping on our standard Saturday shopping trip to downtown Erie with my mother all dressed up in my pretty dress, white gloves, black patent shoes and white lace trimmed socks. After we were done shopping my mom discovered that our… More An Unlikely Beginning
Preview for our Season Finale Concert from Music Director Matthew Kraemer