Erie Phil Celebrates Mardi Gras
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Erie Philharmonic has always offered the community splendid showcases with its army of an orchestra, never shying away from collaborations with talented musicians from near and far. On October 27, the beautiful, historic Warner Theatre will be the vehicle for the Erie Philharmonic that takes you down Bourbon Street for a Mardi Gras celebration. Joined by world renowned trumpeter and cultural impresario Byron Stipling, this night — the second in the Erie Philharmonic's Pops Series — will make you feel like you're at a Louisiana party amidst the rich and classic sounds of Louis Armstrong, with arrangements of the iconic musician's songs, to present masterful compositions for the audience.
This should prove to be a special night, one that all but guarantees that the audience will be moving and grooving in their seats, with an amplified yearning for more well after the closing piece. Though around this time we usually prepare ourselves for the ghouls and goblins of Halloween, it is the spirit of jazz that will be a treat for you all. So what do you say? The fourth and final Saturday of October makes for a great night out to get your holiday fun up and going. If you're looking for something to jump-start your weekend, you may want to snag a ticket and see what the Philharmonic, as well as the unconquerable Byron Stipling, have to share. Let the inevitable toe-tapping and finger-snapping begin. If you have never experienced the annual Mardi Gras celebrations in the culture-rich streets of New Orleans, then I highly recommend this event for you and a friend to partake in. The Erie Philharmonic is destined to deliver nothing less than greatness. — Charles Brown
8 p.m. // 811 State St. // $23-$56 // eriephil.org