Erie Philharmonic Announces Free Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Music Series
The late Bruce Morton Wright's vision of making music accessible for everyone will continue with a new era of concerts announced at a news conference Wednesday morning.
Erie Philharmonic Music Director Daniel Meyer announced the launch of the Bruce Morton Wright Chamber Series. Wright was the long time director and conductor of the Erie Chamber Orchestra, and Music Director and Fine Arts instructor at Gannon University who passed away in 2011. "The Phil and Erie Arts and Culture really felt the need to continue the series and jumped on board to take ownership and it's a win win for the entire Erie community," said Tom Ferraro, Interim Executive Director of Erie Arts and Culture.
With support from Erie Arts and Culture, Scott Enterprises and key stakeholders, Erie Philharmonic Executive Director Steve Weiser said the orchestra will be able to present one-of-a-kind free chamber concerts each season in venues outside the Warner Theatre to ensure that Wright's dream lives on. "For this new concert series you can walk down the street and walk into any of the churches or local venues that we're doing these concerts and have free concerts accessible to everybody," Weiser said.
The series begins Saturday, September 8, with a 20 piece string orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant led by Music Director Daniel Meyer. Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Library Erie Principal Clarinet Amitai Vardi will give a solo recital. Thursday, November 15 a chamber concert at Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst University will feature Beethoven's legendary Septet. You can learn more about the upcoming series at eriephil.org/bmw