Viva Italia!

On-line ticket sales are currently disabled. Tickets are
still available for tonight’s concert. The box office will re-open at 7 PM at
the Warner Theatre.

Tickets will not be mailed but will be available at will call on the evening of the concert.  Will call opens at
7 PM and is located on State Street in front of the main Warner entrance.

 

March 9, 2013
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
“Italian”
Rossini Stabat Mater
Erie Philharmonic Chorus &
Pittsburgh Opera Soloists
Viva Italia, indeed! Felix Mendelssohn was an enthusiastic traveler, and in his expert drawings and even more expert music, he is able to capture the essence of his specific ports of call. In our case, his sunny “Italian” Symphony is replete with golden-spun melodies, vibrant colors, and vivacious dance rhythms. It’s a visitor’s impression of this beautiful country, and audiences have been along for the ride for nearly 200 years now. Italian opera composer Rossini brings the Italian penchant for heart-on-sleeve emotion and passion in his sumptuous Stabat Mater. As a portrait of the grieving mother of Christ at the foot of his cross, Rossini’s Stabat Mater is a searing music drama without costumes or sets. Tomorrow’s opera stars join the Erie Philharmonic Chorus in this evening of passionate music inspired by Italy.

By donating a non-perishable food item and participating in Orchestras Feeding America, Erie Philharmonic patrons can receive a free ticket with purchase of another ticket to this Saturday’s concert at the Warner Theatre. In addition to the Erie Phil office at 609 Walnut Street and the Warner Theatre on concert evenings, drop-off locations include: WQLN, Erie Art Museum, Northwest Savings Bank (all branches), Westwood Racquet Club, expERIEnce Children’s Museum, Eriez Magnetics, Lake Erie Ballet, Arts Erie, Mercyhurst University (PAC), Grover Cleveland School, Harding School, Ridgefield School, Montesorri Regional Charter School and Strong Vincent High School. Other partners include the Young Erie Professionals and the Jr. Philharmonic.


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