Warren Philharmonic to present ‘Winds of Time’

Bryan Eckenrode, musical director and conductor of the Warren Philharmonic, will lead the musicians in a concert entitled “Winds of Time” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The program will feature two soloists, Dr. Albie Micklich, bassoon; and Patty Bush, clarinet. Dr. Micklich, Julliard Concerto competition winner, is currently an associate professor of bassoon at Arizona State University (ASU), the nation’s largest university and fifth largest school of music. Micklich, who is originally from Emporium, has taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri-Columbia, Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will perform the “Concerto in B Flat for Bassoon” by W. A. Mozart.

Patty Bush graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor of science degree in music education, She has taught music in public and private schools in West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. She will perform “Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra” by Gerald Finzi.

The full orchestra will perform “Zampa Overture” by Louis Herold, “A Tribute to Henry Mancini” arranged by Calvin Custer, “Highlights from ‘Show Boat'” by Jerome Kern, “A Somerset Rhapsody” by Gustav Holst and “The Valley of Poppies” by Charles Ancliffe.

Tickets will be sold at the door. Prices are: $10 for adults (age 19 to 59); $5 for seniors (60 plus); $5 for students (age 12 to 18); and children age 11 and under admitted free. Donations will be taken at the door. For more information, call 723-9110.

This project was 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 administered 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 non-profit organization, is additionally funded through private and corporate sponsorships. Corporate sponsorship for this performance is provided by Superior Tire and Rubber Corp., United Refining Corp., and Blair LLC.