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 a narrative of her own research on the life and music of Harry T. Burleigh. ECO’s own Maureen Conlon will perform with her ensemble, Trio Nova Mundi in a concert celebrating the spiritual.

February 12th @ 12:00PM – WQLN Studios
8425 Peach St

Edward Pleasant and Beth Etter perform selections of Burleigh and talk about Erie’s favorite son.

February 13th @ 10:00AM – CHESS Conference
Palumbo Academic Center
Gannon University

Jean Snyder speaks about her work on Harry T. Burleigh and the writing process.

February 13th @ 7:30PM (6:30 Pre-concert talk)
Cathedral Prep Auditorium
250 W. 10th Street

Edward Pleasant, Jean Snyder and the ECO explore the relationship between Burleigh and Antonin Dvorak in a multimedia presentation culminating with Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony!

This program is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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