Warren Philharmonic ‘Fiddle Festival’ Nov. 19

Bryan Eckenrode, musical director and conductor of the Warren Philharmonic, will lead the orchestra in a concert entitled “Fiddle Festival” at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Nov. 19. Tickets are $10 for the concert and $5 for students 18 and under and for seniors 65 and older. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The concert will be held at the First Lutheran Church on the corner of East Street and Third Street in Warren.

Selections for the concert include “Academic Festival Overture opus 80” by Johannes Brahms; “Concerto for Three Violins in D major” by J.S. Bach; Fiddle Faddle” by LeRoy Anderson; four movements from “The Nutcracker Suite opus 71” by Tschaikowsky and arranged by Charles J. Roberts; “Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael; “Fiddl’osophy” by Clifford F. Barnes; “The Toy Trumpet” by Raymond Scott; and “Where or When” by Richard Rogers and arranged by Joe Reisman.

The soloists are three sisters; Gretchen, Kiersten, and Claire Fisher each began to study the violin at age 4. They each earned a degree in violin performance. The three sisters returned to the area and pursued diverse freelance careers, separately and together. They have enjoyed being a part of a myriad of performances including musical theater, live shows and recording sessions collaborating with a variety of classical musicians, jazz artists and rock/punk bands. The Fisher sisters are passionate about sharing the gift of music with the community and look forward to joining the Warren Philharmonic for this performance.

This concert is made possible through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. It is funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation, and administrated locally by the Arts Council of Erie, Inc. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The orchestra, a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, is additionally funded through private and corporate sponsorships, including the Barbara Baldwin DeFrees Foundation, Community Foundation of Warren County, Conarro Family Foundation, Betts Foundation, United Refining Company, and Blair LLC.

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