On October 26, join us for a family-friendly evening of spooky music and Halloween favorites. The program will include music like The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, as well as classical favorites like Night on Bald Mountain and In the Hall of the Mountain King. We’ll even perform Jurassic Park, and you will just have to wait and see who might be conducting the orchestra for that one!
A Christmas Collaboration
Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church of Allen
Celebrate the holiday season as the Allen Symphony Chorus welcomes the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir in a performance of seasonal favorites guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Collin County Toys for Tots drive to help those in need this season.
Allen Merry Tuba Christmas
Sunday, December 15th 2:30pm performance
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
The Allen Philharmonic welcomes area tuba and euphonium players to join us for the MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2019 Concert in Allen Texas. The performance will take place outdoors on the Village Green at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, Sunday, December 15th at 2:30pm. Dr. Jeff Baker, Allen Philharmonic Principal Tuba and Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A & M Commerce, will conduct.
TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by the late Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. “Bill” Bell is recognized by all musicians as one of the most preeminent tuba players throughout the world. The concert is free of charge and open to the public and is presented in conjunction with the Harvey Phillips Foundation.
Persons of all ages who play the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone horn, are cordially invited to perform in this concert. Registration is from noon to 1:00pm, followed by a music rehearsal from 1:00-1:45pm. The registration and rehearsal will take place at Blue House Too, in Watters Crossing. The music performed will be from CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS, which is used at all official MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS concerts. The books may be purchased at registration for $20.00. The registration fee for participants is $10.00. Participants should dress in accordance with the prevailing weather conditions.
For questions and updated information regarding the 2018 Allen MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS program, please contact our office. Come enjoy the spirit of the season with this annual musical celebration.
March Concerts for Young Audiences A Grand Performance
Saturday March 7 3:00pm performance/pre-concert activities at 2:00pm
Civic Auditorium of Allen Public Library
The Allen Philharmonic welcomes you to our spring Concerts for Young Audiences performance at the Allen Public Library. This free concert is designed to welcome children and their families to enjoy a fun musical program designed just for them.
Special guest soloist will be the gold medal winner of our very own Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition and announcement of the winner will be made on January 25, 2020. This will be a chance for kids in the audience to see a performance by someone not much older than they are, and it’s sure to jumpstart their excitement about learning music! Featured programming will include a new work entitled A Family for Baby Grand, the story of a Baby Grand piano who leaves home to join an orchestra. The Allen Philharmonic is excited to partner with the Allen High School Theater program for this performance.
April Spring Concert – Beethoven’s Big Birthday Bash
Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:30pm
Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium
Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the Allen Philharmonic and enjoy a performance of three of his iconic works!
The Coriolan Overture, written for Heinrich von Collin’s play Coriolan, is based on one of Shakespeare’s less frequently performed tragedies, Coriolanus. Beethoven only wrote the overture for the tragedy basing his music on the main character not the entire story. Today, the Coriolan Overture is recognized as the first truly abstract overture, one that would serve as the archetype for other composers.
The 2019 Grand Prize Winner, Russian pianist Artem Kuznetsov, will join the Orchestra and Symphony Chorus as we feature the unique work Choral Fantasy. This piece is a direct spiritual predecessor to the Ode to Joy portion of the Ninth Symphony, and in Choral Fantasy we see the first glimmers of what’s to come.
The anchor of the program will be the maestro’s Seventh Symphony, a crowd favorite since it was written. Composer and Music Author Anthony Hopkins states “The Seventh Symphony perhaps more than any of the others gives us a feeling of true spontaneity; the notes seem to fly off the page as we are borne along on a floodtide of inspired invention. Beethoven himself spoke of it fondly as “one of my best works.” Who are we to dispute his judgment?”
Come for some cake (literally) and help us celebrate the greatest musical titan of them all!