Past Events


September 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Allen Civic Plaza, 305 Century Parkway (view map)

Free event

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!








Patriotic Salute

June 29th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Watters Creek
Free event

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Make Music Day

June 21st, 2018, all day
Watters Creek
Free event


April 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Guest performer: Douglas Kwon
First United Methodist Church Allen


Concert Program:
Overture to Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss
The Promise of Living Aaron Copland

Stomp Your Foot
Violin Concerto in D Major Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphonic Metamorphosis Paul Hindemith

The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to welcome Douglas Kwon, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Young Texas Artist Competition, to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Douglas has been a Teaching Assistant to Professor Brian Lewis at the University of Texas at Austin while enrolled in the Doctoral Musical Arts degree program. He will graduate with his Doctorate in May 2017. Mr. Kwon earned his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in Chamber and Professional Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Ian Swnesen, Li Lin, and Wei He.

As a chamber musician, Douglas has collaborated with esteemed pianists Menahem Pressler, and Pedja Muzijevic, as well as violinists Roberto Diaz, and Kim Kashkashain. Douglas has performed with members of the Cleveland, Concord, Ravel, Ives and St. Lawrence quartets. He has performed as a soloist with the Austin Civic Orchestra, University Orchestra at UT Austin, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, and University of Calgary Orchestra.
As an orchestral player, he has had the privilege of working with Conductors Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Andris Nelsons, Jaap van Zweden, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Simon Rattle. Douglas has played with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony and Austin Lyric Opera. For the past summers, he has participated in Morningside Music Bridge, Meadowmount School of Music, Tanglewood Music Center, and Toronto Summer Music Festival.

Douglas Kwon will join the Toronto Symphony as a section violin player in the fall of 2017.



Duruflé Requiem

Palm Sunday, March 25th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church Allen

Free event



The featured work is the “Requiem” by Duruflé

In addition, the audience will hear “Concerto for Two Pianos” by Poulenc

Special Appearance:  Hannah Payne with Chris Brunt will be performing this Poulenc Piano Concerto with orchestra


Let’s Go To The Zoo

March 10th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Pre-concert activities start at 1:00 p.m.

Allen Public Library
Free event


Join us as we take you on a musical journey featuring

Selections from Carnival of the Animals

Peter & the Wolf, narrated by Carl Johnson

Special Guest Bryan Han, Gold medalist of this season’s

Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition

Will perform the first movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto

Roger and Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition

January 20th, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Lowery Freshman Center
Free event

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The Allen Philharmonic is pleased to present the Inaugural 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, please visit for additional information.

December 17th, 2017
Watters Creek
Free event

Christmas at Connemara

December 10th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Connemara Conservancy
Free event


Nutcracker with Allen Civic Ballet

December 16th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
December 17th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Allen ISD Performance Art Center

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.






A Christmas Music Festival

December 8th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church in Allen

Put yourself in the Christmas spirit with a performance of holiday music both sacred and familiar.  Come join the Allen Symphony Chorus for A Christmas Music Festival Friday, December 8th.  This program begins at 7:30pm at First United Methodist Church of Allen, located at 601 S. Greenville Avenue.  Programming includes Christmas Selections of Handel’s Messiah; John Rutter’s Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Jesus Child, What Sweeter Music, The Very Best Time of the Year; then close out the evening by joining the chorus with Sing-A-long Carols familiar to all.


Allen ISD Youth Concert

November 14th, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Allen ISD Performance Art Center
Free event

The Allen Philharmonic is honored to present the annual Allen ISD Fourth Grade Youth Concert on Tuesday, November 14th at the Allen Performing Arts Center. Conducted by Allen ISD Fine Arts Director Jeff Turner, this program features music from the 2017-2018 UIL Music Memory list that is studied in the elementary campus music classrooms. It is a great opportunity to have the material studied in class come alive onstage in an orchestral performance.

Music from the Great American Songbook

November 11th, 2017, at 7:30 PM.
First United Methodist Church of Allen

Join the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus as we present an evening of great songs highlighting Music from the Great American Songbook. Featured orchestral selections include A Salute to Big Bands, Cole Porter Salute, and Gershwin by George.

Special Guest Teddy Davey, in a nod to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, will perform Sinatra favorites that include Unforgettable, My Way, New York New York… just to name a few.

Bach & Broomsticks

October 21st, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
Guest performer: Joe McDermott
Watters Creek
Free event

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Time Machine to 1967!

October 7th, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.  Pre-concert activities start at 2:00 p.m.
Allen Public Library
Free event

Join the Allen Philharmonic for our inaugural Concerts for Young Audiences series on Saturday, October 7th.  Time Machine to 1967!kicks off the Allen Public Library’s 50th anniversary celebration. Presented in the Civic Auditorium, located at 300 N. Allen Drive, preconcert activities begin at 2:00 and the concert at 2:30pm.

Ryan Ross, Principal Guest Conductor of the Allen Philharmonic, has designed a concert program with music from popular culture, Hollywood, and Broadway – all making their debut 50 years ago. Selections include music from Fiddler on the Roof, The Jungle Book, The Doors on Tour, and a Beatles Medley. Enjoy music’s beauty and wonder when the orchestra performs the first movement of Haydn’s Symphony No.5. Known as the Father of the Symphony, Joseph Haydn was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn.

The Young Person’s Concert Series is a new program developed by the Allen Philharmonic with enthusiastic support from Jeff Timbs, Director of the Allen Public Library.  Leonard Bernstein, famed conductor of the New York Philharmonic, brought their Young People’s Concerts to a new level of attention and importance when he took over as Conductor.  In 1962, these concerts became the first series televised from Lincoln Center.  Bernstein’s performances inspired generations of musicians and music lovers.  The Allen Philharmonic and Allen Public Library look to inspire the next generation of music lovers with this concert series.  Time Machine to 1967! is free with the underwriting support of the City of Allen, Allen Arts Alliance, and the Allen Noon Rotary Club.