FAREWELL TO SUMMER
September 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Allen Civic Plaza, 305 Century Parkway (view map)
Join the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra as we bid “Farewell to Summer” and celebrate Labor Day. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket, and a picnic basket and setup camp in Allen Civic Plaza (on the City Hall grounds) for an evening of your favorite light classics, pops, rock, and Broadway.
Highlights of the program include music by Sousa and Strauss (the March and Waltz Kings), medleys from Oklahoma and Mary Poppins, music by The Eagles, Leroy Anderson’s “The Waltzing Cat,” and more. Bring along the entire family, and be sure the kids enter our free raffle to guest conduct the orchestra on the second half!
The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to present the Allen TUBACHRISTMAS, Sunday, December 17th at Watters Creek. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.
Tuba players of all ages are welcome to join us for this event. Registration begins at 12 noon at Blue House Too, located at 934 Watters Creek Drive. Rehearsal begins at 1:00pm. The cost to participants is $10 and music selections will come from CAROLS FOR A MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS. Songbooks will be available for purchase onsite if the performers do not already own a copy of the music. The musicians will be conducted by Jeff Baker, principal Tuba with the Allen Philharmonic.
Then, we invite the community to come watch our musicians when they congregate around the tree on Village Green Drive at 2:30 pm to play, filling Watters Creek with the sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated, themed tubas. This program is registered with the Harvey Phillips Foundation.
December 17th, 2017