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The summer brings with it many certainties: warm weather, plenty of sunshine, long lazy days, and quality music brought to you by Allegro.From June to August, Allegro will perform monthly at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. The concerts, “Going Solo,” “Fire,” and “Wondrous Journey,” make up the orchestra’s Summer Series.Kicking off on June 14th, the first concert in the series, “Going Solo,” will feature seven soloists performing works by Vivaldi, Daugherty, and Haydn.

Todd Sullivan, concertmaster

Todd Sullivan, concertmaster

“Orchestras like ours usually have guest soloists performing with them,” said Todd Sullivan, Allegro concertmaster, “but our June performance features a number of soloists who are members of the [Allegro] orchestra.”

On July 12th, the series will continue with “Fire.” As the title suggests, the concert will feature intense, fevered, and fiery music by the likes of Falla, Beethoven, and Handel. “Fire” also has the subtitle, “Music You Don’t Know That You Know.” Though the titles of the pieces might not ring a bell, the music surely will.

Allegro’s Summer Series will wrap up on August 9th with “Wondrous Journey.” The concert, named after a piece written by Allegro bassoonist, Ralph Lehman, will have sentimental value for some of those involved.

“Wondrous Journey was commissioned by Dr. Norcross’ [Allegro Conductor's] wife, Kim, as a gift to him for their 25th wedding anniversary a few years ago,” explained Lehman. “The four movements [of the piece] reflect four different aspects of their marriage.”

Allegro015With every Allegro performance, certain things are guaranteed: diverse music, a skilled, passionate orchestra performing it, and a joyful musical experience for the musicians and the audience alike. The concerts in Allegro’s Summer Series should go quite well with those warm summer days!

August – October 2014

August 9, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Allegro: Wondrous Journey @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Allegro’s Summer Core Season closes with a very special concert, featuring Ralph Lehman’s Wondrous Journey, a piece commissioned by Kim Norcross (Allegro conductor Brian Norcross’ wife) to celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss! Also on the program will be JS Bach’s Brandenburg … Continue reading
August 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Allegro: Wondrous Journey @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Allegro’s Summer Core Season closes with a very special concert, featuring Ralph Lehman’s Wondrous Journey, a piece commissioned by Kim Norcross (Allegro conductor Brian Norcross’ wife) to celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss! Also on the program will be JS Bach’s Brandenburg … Continue reading
October 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Allegro NextGen: Family Concert! @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Don’t miss Allegro NextGEN’s next event – a family concert featuring two pieces sure to please the entire family! The concert includes Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Saint-Saens’ famous Carnival of the Animals, featuring two fabulous young pianists, Sara Newswanger and Steven Gao. This … Continue reading
October 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Allegretto: I Remember Mozart! @ Ware Center | Lancaster | Pennsylvania | United States
Allegretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is Lancaster’s own place to hear the very best high school instrumentalists in the region! We are very proud to give these fine students an opportunity to play the repertoire for chamber orchestra, an opportunity that … Continue reading


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.

PCAPENNSYLVANIA 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.