Join us on Friday, January 13 at 7:00 PM at The Ware Center for our very first concert of 2017 appropriately titled, New Beginnings! This unique, musical performance in performed ‘in the round’ meaning the audience sits around the musicians for a more intimate and fun concert experience.

Appetizers and Drinks at 7:00PM, Concert at 7:30PM

Tickets: $25

Repertoire includes:

  • Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, BWV 1036
  • Respighi – Trittoco Botticelliano
  • Colonna – Meditation and Dance

Many thanks to all who remembered Allegro in the recent Extraordinary Give! You gave nearly $10,000 for your favorite orchestra!

Pianist William Wright was featured in a wonderful performance of George Gershwin’s Concerto for Piano in F Major. Enjoy the video!


Allegro Artistic Director Brian Norcross honored with a marvelous video and article in Fig Magazine. Click here to enjoy!Brian - Fig Magazine

Twenty years ago, a group of musicians gathered together in the living room of a residence in Lancaster City and played the music they loved. It was intimate and joyful, and in that very moment, an idea was born: What if every classical music concert could carry this same feeling of familiarity and happiness?

Allegro is committed to cultivating new audiences for classical music by sharing our passion and love of music with the Lancaster community through innovative and accessible programming. Inspired by the vision of Founder and Artistic Director, Dr. Brian Norcross, the ensemble embodies the classic definition by Catherine Drinker Bowen of chamber music as “a conversation between friends.” Most of Allegro’s immensely talented professional players are from Lancaster County. Their love of great music – and of playing together – shows in every performance.


Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
Allegretto: 2017 Winter Concert @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Shake off the winter blues with a concert from Allegretto Youth Chamber Orchestra! These young musicians are sure to bring joy to a cold winter day! Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 2 Gordon Jacob, More Old Wine in New Bottles Wolfgang Amadeus … Continue reading
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
Music in the Round: Irish Eyes @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Allegro’s Music in the Round series returns with its signature blend of culinary treats and musical treats! Join us at 7:00 pm in the Ware Center’s Grand Salon for wine, beer and appetizers, and then at 7:30 move to the … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Allegretto: 2017 Spring Concert @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Allegretto‘s 2016-17 season comes to a close with a wonderful mix of music spanning three centuries – not to be missed! Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Michael Torke, Ash    


Allegro means joyful … fast and lively … a different musical experience …

We invite you to experience the joy of Allegro! Allegro brings the music to life through concerts that are specially designed to be engaging, enjoyable and fun. Our musicians clearly love what they are doing. The players mingle with the audience before concerts, during intermission and after performances.

Allegro‘s conductor, Brian Norcross, is well known throughout the region for his superb musicianship, positive focus, and unique ability to relate to audiences. His sharing of anecdotes about the composers and their work increases everyone’s understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the music.

Allegro receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Common­wealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.