A KNIGHT AT THE OPERA
Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Nine Band Brewing Company
9 Prestige Circle, Allen 75002
Doors open at 7:00pm, program begins at 7:30
Two Rows Food Truck on premises beginning at 7:00pm.
$10 Donation to underwrite Education programs presented by the Allen Philharmonic.
Prizes given for Best Musical Themed Costume.
Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive. What began as a small monthly gathering of ambitious, classically trained singers looking for more performance opportunities, has grown into a producing organization that has gained a loyal audience base and national recognition as an innovative force on the classical music scene. The Allen Philharmonic is honored to partner with the Denton Chapter of Opera on Tap to produce this event.
FALL CONCERTS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
October 7, 2018.
Music designed to reinforce the themes of the 2018 ALLen Reads book selections. Arrive at 2:00pm and learn about the instrument families of the orchestra with our petting zoo. Then enjoy the concert at 3:00pm with music from Spiderman, Moana, and Coco who like the characters in the ALLen Reads books, put others needs before their own.
ALLEN ISD FOURTH GRADE YOUTH CONCERT
November 14, 2018.
This is performed free of charge to the over 1800 Allen ISD Fourth Grade students, their teachers and the music education staff. Programming is selected from the UIL Music Memory program for the school year.
A SOULFUL CELEBRATION
December 7, 2018.
It is a reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah but uses multiple genres of African American Music. The Allen Symphony Chorus will be partnering with area African American congregations in this performance.
The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to present the Allen TUBACHRISTMAS, Sunday, December 16th 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 16th, 2018
NUTCRACKER WITH ALLEN CIVIC BALLET
December 16-17, 2018.
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.
CONCERTS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
March 9, 2019.
The Conductor’s Spellbook will include music from Harry Potter, as well as a piece by composer Paul Dooley called The Conductor’s Spellbook, a really fun, interactive composition that teaches the sound production principles of the various instruments. Kids in the audience help cast magical spells to control the orchestra.Special Guest Artist will be the Gold Medalist of the Allen Philharmonic’s Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition.
June 28, 2019.
This free family friendly concert is performed on the green at Watters Creek, a resort style shopping center in Allen. Philip Obado, Director of Allen ISD Band program will plan and conduct a concert performance that include Sousa marches and music from American Composers.