Allen Philharmonic Presents
Celebrating Twenty Years
Saturday, March 23, 2019: 7:30pm
Allen ISD Performing Arts Center
$25 - Adults
$20 - Seniors
$15 - Students (6th Grade through College)
$10 - Children (5th Grade & Under)
Processing/Handling Fees: $3 per ticket fee for Adults, Seniors & Students $2 per ticket fee for Children
Fees are applicable to online and physical box office sales. Performing Arts Center Physical Box Office will be open 90 minutes prior the concert on day of concert ONLY. All patrons regardless of age are required to have a ticket.
The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus is proud to present an epic spring concert program celebrating 20 years of great music, service, and innovation in our community. The performance will be in the Performing Arts Center located at Allen High School.
The highlight of the evening’s performance Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a scenic cantata based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana written in the 11th through 13th centuries. Sung in Latin, Middle High German, and Old French, the poems are based on the idea of the turning Fortuna Wheel (wheel of fortune) and covers a wide range of topics as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st – the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Soprano Jennifer Wheeler, tenor Scot Cameron, and baritone Jeffrey Snider will be joined by 200 voices from the Allen Symphony Chorus, Collin College Chamber Choir, UTD, Richland College Chamber Singers, Lone Star Youth Chorus, and the Fort Worth Elementary Honor Choir Select Singers.
Additional selections for this program include the instantly recognizable Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 and the Hollywood-esque Sejourne Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, featuring guest soloist and 2018 Young Texas Artist’s Grand Prize Winner Justin Doute. A native of Denver, Colorado, Justin attended the Denver School of the Arts High School for Music and the Manhattan School of Music. While an undergraduate, he overcame three leukemia diagnoses and later completed his Bachelor’s in Music Performance at the University of North Florida. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Northern Florida and a master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, both in Percussion Performance. During the summer of 2018 Justin attained the Charlie Owen Fellowship at The Aspen School of Music and Festival. A portion of the concert proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to underwrite research in Justin’s name.
This will be a program that is accessible and enjoyable whether it's your first or 100th trip to the symphony. We invite you to join us for this musical celebration.