Edinboro University's Friends of Music organization will present the Erie Philharmonic on Wednesday, March 23, at Louis C. Cole Auditorium-Memorial Hall.
Conducted by Daniel Meyer, the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra's music director, the 7:30 p.m. concert will include a guitar solo by Edinboro University Music Department faculty member Erik Mann.
The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. William P. Alexander, Edinboro's former music chair, first established a relationship between the University and the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra some four decades ago. Although now retired from teaching, Alexander continues his music composition, including solo and chamber works for friends, both professional and amateur.
Among compositions written by Alexander are several works for orchestra, which premiered during the University's Friends of Music Series by the Erie Philharmonic.
For establishing a permanent endowment for the Edinboro University Friends of Music Concert Series, and for his continued support of the Music Department, Alexander was honored several years ago when the University's new, state-of-the-art music building was dedicated as the "Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center."
The March 23 program will feature Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Villa Lobos' Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra; and Holst's popular The Planets: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune Movements.