Concert for Young Audiences

October 7th, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.  Pre-concert activities start at 2:00 p.m.
Allen Public Library
Free event

 
Join the Allen Philharmonic for our inaugural Concerts for Young Audiences Series on Saturday, October 7th as we kick off the Allen Public Library’s 50th anniversary celebration.  Presented in the Civic Auditorium, located at 300 N. Allen Drive, preconcert activities begin at 2:00 and the concert at 2:30pm.

Ryan Ross, Principal Guest Conductor of the Allen Philharmonic, has designed a concert program with music from popular culture, Hollywood, and Broadway – all making their debut 50 years ago. Selections include music from Fiddler on the Roof, The Jungle Book, The Doors on Tour, and a Beatles Medley. Enjoy music’s beauty and wonder when the orchestra performs the first movement of Haydn’s Symphony No.5. Known as the Father of the Symphony, Joseph Haydn was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn.

The Young Person’s Concert Series is a new program developed by the Allen Philharmonic with enthusiastic support from Jeff Timbs, Director of the Allen Public Library.  Leonard Bernstein, famed conductor of the New York Philharmonic, brought their Young People’s Concerts to a new level of attention and importance when he took over as Conductor.  In 1962, these concerts became the first series televised from Lincoln Center.  Bernstein’s performances inspired generations of musicians and music lovers.  The Allen Philharmonic and Allen Public Library look to inspire the next generation of music lovers with this concert series.  Concerts for Young Audiences is free with the underwriting support of the City of Allen, Allen Arts Alliance, and the Allen Noon Rotary Club.

Swing down memory lane with us on Saturday October 7th for a concert not to be missed!

 

 

Bach & Broomsticks

October 21st, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
Guest performer: Joe McDermott
Watters Creek
Free event

 

Music from the Great American Songbook

November 11th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Guest performer: Teddy Davey
First United Methodist Church in Allen
Tickets available soon

 

Allen ISD Youth Concert

November 14th, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Allen ISD Performance Art Center
Free event

 

Messiah Sing-a-long

December 8th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church in Allen
Tickets available soon

 

Christmas at Connemara

December 10th, 2017, at 2:00 a.m.
Connemara Conservancy
Free event

 

Nutcracker with Allen Civic Ballet

December 16th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
December 17th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Allen ISD Performance Art Center
Tickets available soon

Follow Clara as she saves her beloved Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse Queen and embarks on a journey through the Land of Snow to the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Live musical accompaniment by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

 

Tuba Christmas

December 17th, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
Watters Creek
Free event

 

Roger & Ella Joe Adams

January 27th, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Lowery Freshman Center
Free event

 

Music for Young Audiences

March 10th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Allen Public Library
Free event

 

Durufle Requiem

March 25th, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church Allen
Free event

Metamorphosis

April 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Guest performer: Douglas Kwon
First United Methodist Church Allen
Tickets available soon

 

Concert Program:
Overture to Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss
The Promise of Living Aaron Copland
Violin Concerto in D Major Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphonic Metamorphosis Paul Hindemith

The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to welcome Douglas Kwon, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Young Texas Artist Competition, to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Douglas has been a Teaching Assistant to Professor Brian Lewis at the University of Texas at Austin while enrolled in the Doctoral Musical Arts degree program. He will graduate with his Doctorate in May 2017. Mr. Kwon earned his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in Chamber and Professional Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Ian Swnesen, Li Lin, and Wei He.

As a chamber musician, Douglas has collaborated with esteemed pianists Menahem Pressler, and Pedja Muzijevic, as well as violinists Roberto Diaz, and Kim Kashkashain. Douglas has performed with members of the Cleveland, Concord, Ravel, Ives and St. Lawrence quartets. He has performed as a soloist with the Austin Civic Orchestra, University Orchestra at UT Austin, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, and University of Calgary Orchestra.
As an orchestral player, he has had the privilege of working with Conductors Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Andris Nelsons, Jaap van Zweden, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Simon Rattle. Douglas has played with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera. For the past summers, he has participated in Morningside Music Bridge, Meadowmount School of Music, Tanglewood Music Center, and Toronto Summer Music Festival.

Douglas Kwon will join the Toronto Symphony as a section violin player in the fall of 2017.

 

 

Make Music Day

June 21st, 2018, all day
Watters Creek
Free event

 

Patriotic Salute

June 29th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Watters Creek
Free event

 

More details about the programs will be posted soon!