Erie Philharmonic Hosts Free Concert Honoring Edinboro’s Beloved Composer


The Erie Philharmonic’s Fascinating Spaces initiative continues with a free in-person concert at the University of Edinboro’s Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

All are invited to discover and enjoy the works of African-American composers Duke Ellington, William Grant Still and Adolphus Hailstork, as well as the music of beloved Edinboro University composer William Alexander.

These works will be performed alongside sensational Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear, who joins the Philharmonic Orchestra for his Erie debut.

Dr. William Alexander established the William and Mary Alexander Music Performance Fund, which funds at least two concerts on the Edinboro campus each year.

“The University of Edinboro Foundation is proud to once again invite the Erie Philharmonic to campus to share a live performance for the campus community featuring work by Dr. William Alexander,” said Chuck Scalise. , Executive Director of the University of Edinboro Foundation.

The following day, this concert will be recorded on stage in the beautiful, newly renovated Warner Theater and later broadcast as part two of the Erie Philharmonic’s Fascinating Spaces initiative.

This will be the first concert in the free “Fascinating Spaces” series that offers a live, in-person experience. Following the free 17-concert tour in the summer of 2021, the Philharmonic Orchestra recognized the significant impact that free music brings to our communities outside of the Warner Theater

Concert info:

  • Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.: Cole Auditorium, Edinboro University
  • Free and open to the public
  • Note: Masks are not required for this performance, but are highly recommended.
  • Vaccinations will not be compulsory.

For questions regarding free, in-person shows, performances, or broadcasts, please contact the Erie Philharmonic box office at (814) 455-1375, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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