Join our Back to School Bash on August 7th, 6-8 PM, at the Allen Civic Plaza
305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013

We will perform music from Disney, Hamilton, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, classical works by Leroy Anderson, and more!
Bring a lawn chair and a friend for a great night of music!

 

Some of our past events this season

 

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We celebrated Independence Day with a Patriotic Salute by the Allen Philharmonic Winds, conducted by Allen ISD Band Director Philip Obado!
It was a lively mixture of marches and classic Americana melodies, with pre-concert activities for the little ones.

 

Photo Credit: Charles Robinson, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
The Allen Philharmonic welcomed people to experience the beauty of the American musical landscape with its spring program of American composers: John Williams, The Cowboys Overture, Curtis Mayfield’s It’s Alright, TJ Cole’s Nightscapes and William Grant-Still’s Symphony No.1, AfroAmerican. The Grant-Still work holds the unique history of the first symphony composed by a black composer performed by a major American Orchestra. Special guest Alex McDonald soloed in George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue.

The Allen Symphony Chorus celebrated being able to gather again. Some of the performance selections were: The Shadow of Your Smile, Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin), I’m a Believer (The Monkees), Smile, Irish Eyes are Smiling, A Wink and a Smile, Grinnin’ In Your Face (ZZ Ward), Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (Frankie Valli), Private Eyes (Hall and Oats), Happy Face medley, and more.

Patrons were invited to dress as their favorite storybook character  for our free spring Concert for Young Audiences concert: Adventures in Storybook Land. Pre-concert activities let young emerging artists create their own castles, and the concert provided delightful selections fromSleeping Beauty,Swan Lake,Wizard of Ozand more. Designed for children pre-school through elementary, you only had to be a kid at heart to enjoy this live music on the stage.

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus welcomed the FUMC Chancel Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor.  Powerful and solemn, the Requiem is a luminous and wondrous work.  Rusty King and Ben Turner guest conducted the program, and the featured soloists were Patricia Vigil (soprano), Krista Butler (mezzo-soprano), Marc Dawson (tenor), and Daniel Licktieg (bass). Additional programming included Mozart’s Ave verum corpus, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Albinoni’s Adagio for Strings, and selections from the sixth movement of Brahms’ Requiem.

Allen Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rusty King,  welcomed the holiday season with a performance of classical Christmas music.  Highlights included Vivaldi’s Gloria, Christians be Joyful from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, John Rutter’s The Very Best Time of the Year, and Sing Along Carols.  The concert was accompanied by members of the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Local tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone horn players of all ages joined the Allen Philharmonic for our annual MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2021 Concert. The concert was conducted by Dr. Jeff Baker, Allen Philharmonic Principal Tuba and Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A&M Commerce. 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 was presented in conjunction with the Harvey Phillips Foundation