WE ARE MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE
Allegro Lancaster has grown into a year-round organization with multiple events in multiple series, but the grand-daddy of them all is Allegro Chamber Orchestra, the summer series of orchestral events on the second Saturday of each summer month. The 2016 Passport Series takes us on world tour, with concerts featuring music from France, Germany and the U.S., in addition to an exciting special event for each concert. For family-friendly fun, a cultural marketplace supported by local vendors will be open an hour prior to each performance. Travel the world with Allegro this summer!
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Check out our performance of Gershwin’s An American in Paris from our June French Café concert!
Friday, August 12th, 7 PM
Special Event: Farm-to-Table Dinner
Our last special event of the Passport Series will feature a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner made by Chef Roly Anoceto of Willow Valley Communities, complete with musical selections from the American Fare program. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited to 50 people. More information regarding ticket prices coming soon.
An American marketplace will open an hour prior to each performance. Come to the concert early for a free scoop of Carmen & David’s ice cream and some barbershop quartet music!
John Williams – E.T. “Adventures on Earth”
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F, featuring William Wright on piano
Allegro Artistic Director Brian Norcross honored with a marvelous video and article in Fig Magazine. Click here to enjoy!
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.
Our Nov, 2015 Music in the Round concert featured the Winds of Allegro in a stunning concert that was very well received! Enjoy this video by Andy Gulati of Joachim Raff’s rarely-heard Sinfonietta:
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm
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.
PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
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.