The Allegria Ensemble musicians perform in State College, Centre County, and the Central Pennsylvania region. You've heard us in concert at First Night, Arts Fest, Music at Penn's Woods Festival and the Unitarian Fellowship Winterfest Series. We are active professional musicians and members of the American Federation of Musicians. We perform locally as members of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Music at Penn's Woods Festival, the Altoona Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, and the Nittany Valley Symphony. The Allegria Ensemble is a member of Chamber Music America and participates each May in their National Chamber Music month.
THE LATEST NEWS!
We just added a new arrangement of Cat Stevens aka Yusuf version of Morning Has Broken for both the string quartet and trio. Next on the horizon is Love Me Like You Do.
Live Wedding Music:
In addition to classical wedding standards, we can perform lighter fare for a cocktail reception or dinner. Non-traditional ceremonies, outdoor events, private house concerts, and memorials are all within our scope. In addition to music in religious houses, we also perform at diverse venues including the Penn State Arboretum, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and Eisenhower Chapel, the All Sports Museum, Spring Mount Farms, Toftrees Resort, Brookmere Winery, McCann School of Art, Seven Mountains Winery, General Potter Farm, Gilbrook Farm, and more. We are booking dates into 2017 for those of you who want to get us at this year's rates.
We always adding new classical and pop tunes to our repertoire. We can also create custom arrangements tailored to your requests and our musicians. For more information on the specific repertoire for string quartet, trio, duo, or solo feel free to request a list.
Educational Outreach Programs:
The trio of Robyn Costa, Jon Dexter and Debbie Trudeau will perform in St. Mary's schools and
Nittany Valley Charter School in 2016. We perform a program for new audiences called "How to Listen
to Classical Music: What to Know to Enjoy the Show." Using many short pieces to introduce a variety of
musical styles with lots of active audience participation, these are lively concerts! Watch this video of
our work with a local elementary school exploring a waltz in mixed time of 3/4 and 4/4 against 5/8 -
pretty wild! Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Music Performance Trust Fund
support these performances.