The Allen Philharmonic's mission is to provide symphonic concerts that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural life of our community while maintaining a fiscally sound operation. Richard Giangiulio, our conductor, brings his wealth of programming and performance excellence to each concert and provides a truly outstanding musical experience that can be enjoyed right here in our community.
Our concert programming consists of subscription concerts, special events and the Third Grade Youth Concert. Featured guest artists from around the country and the world bring impressive performance dossiers to our community. To honor our servicemen and women and our veterans, we present our annual Memorial Day Patriotic Pops program free to the public.
In Our Community:
Allen Symphony Chorus is a diverse group of singers from Allen and surrounding communities dedicated to the challenge of performing works by major composers withthe Allen Philharmonic as well as a casual series fo concerts from comtemporary composers.
Allen Folk Music Society is open to anyone who enjoys playing an acoustic instrument or likes to sing along. Musicians ages 15 to 100 are welcome. Join us at 7:00 pm on the third Saturday of each month at the Blue House Gallery, 102 S. Allen, Drive.
Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition is open to all Allen High School students from grames nine through twelve involved in the Allen ISD performing arts programs of orchestra and band. The Gold Medalist performs as a special guest at the Allen Philharmonic's Third Grade Youth Concert. Prizes for the competition are: Gold Medal: $1,000 Silver Medal: $500 Bronze Medal: $250.
Annual Youth Concert is provided for every third grader in the Allen school district. Developed twelve years ago as a fine arts enrichment experience for students in this grade level the concert is the collaboration of our conductor, the Allen ISD elementary music coordinator, and music teachers. Generous support for this year's program is provided by Target Stores.
Concert tickets are reasonably priced and offer you the option to select the entire season or individual concerts. Tickets may be ordered online at the Allen Philharmonic website or by phone at 972-359-0656.
Our conductor, orchestra, director, and symphony chorus have prepared a season of truly spectacular music everyone can enjoy that makes Allen home for the arts. Treat yourself to one of Allen's secret pleasures, music at the Allen Philharmonic.