Many thanks to all who remembered Allegro in the recent Extraordinary Give! You gave nearly $10,000 for your favorite orchestra! Next up: a wonderful Christmas concert on December 17 – the video below gives you a taste!
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!
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.
WE ARE MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE
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.