Labor Day Concert

September 4th, 2017
Allen Civic Plaza

We bid farewell to summer and celebrated Labor Day. It was a free evening of favorite light classics and pops…. in short, everything from Beethoven to Phantom of the Opera! The orchestra was conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Ryan Ross. Kids were even able to enter to win the chance to conduct the orchestra on the second half.

This program was proudly supported by Allen Parks and Recreation as part of their Summer Sounds Concert Series.

Video footage of the performance below:




Patriotic Salute

July 3rd, 2017
Watters Creek, Allen

We celebrated Independence Day at Watters Creek as the Allen Philharmonic Winds, with Conductor Dr. Philip Obado, presented a lively mixture of marches and classic patriotic melodies.

Freddie Jones, trumpet player for the Dallas Cowboys, opened the concert with the National Anthem.

There was family-friendly activities, and even a Duck Derby.



Stories In Song

April 21st, 2017
First United Methodist Church of Allen

Musical selections for this concert featured Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, Set 1, showcasing the Allen Symphony Chorus:
– Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, his orchestral work featured dazzling orchestration based on the work The Arabian Nights
– Guest artist, pianist Xuesha Hu, 2016 Grand prize winner of the Young Texas Artist Competition.

With a spontaneous vibrant personality and communicative artistry, 24-year-old pianist Xuesha Hu won first prize in the 8th Bosendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition on January 8, 2017 in Phoenix Arizona; first prize in piano in the 32nd Young Texas Artists Competition in March 2016 in Conroe, Texas; first prize both in the 2013 53rd Jefferson International Concerto Competition, Colorado, as well as the 2013 Lennox Piano Competition in Dallas, Texas. We were delighted to have her on the stage performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.




ROAD TRIP – A Musical US Tour

February 10th & 11th, 2017
First United Methodist Church of Allen

Road Trip and Musical US Tour performed by the Allen Philharmonic and Symphony Chorus.


December 17th & 18th, 2016
Allen High School Performing Arts Center

The Allen Philharmonic provided the music for the Allen Civic Ballet’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. We all enjoyed our favorite numbers from the ballet while watching some of the area’s most promising young dancers depict the story of Clara saving the life of her Nutcracker Prince.  

A John Rutter Christmas

December 3rd, 2016
First United Methodist Church of Allen

Our Christmas program featured carols by the timeless English composer, John Rutter, performed by the Allen Symphony Chorus and musicians from the Allen Philharmonic. Among the works performed: Angels Carol, What Sweeter Music, Star Carol, and Candlelight Carol. What a celebration of the season with these seasonal favorites!


Halloween Hauntcert

October 21st, 2016
Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium

A family-friendly evening of spooky music and Halloween favorites. The program included music from Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the classical Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens. We even performed Michael Jackson’s Thriller, complete with zombie dancers!

We had a great fall carnival, complete with pumpkin decorating crafts, a photo booth with everybody’s favorite cold-weather princess, and a costume contest!