The Allegria Ensemble performs live music in concert, for school programs, wedding ceremony music, and for other private events in the State College and the Central Pennsylvania region. Our extensive repertoire includes music your for wedding ceremony, reception, memorials, and other events. Non-traditional ceremonies, outdoor events, and private concerts are easily managed. We offer a string quartet, or trio, duo and solo options. Our experienced professional musicians perform at diverse venues including the Penn State Arboretum, the All Sports Museum, Business After Hours gatherings, Brookmere Winery, 7 Mountains Winery, Toftrees Conference Center, and Reynolds Mansion in Bellefonte, PA, and more. You've seen us at First Night, Arts Fest, Music at Penn's Woods Festival, and the Unitarian Fellowship Winterfest series.
With support from the PA Council on the Arts and from the Music Performance Trust Fund, and as part of National Chamber Music Month in May, we perform a program called "How to Listen to Classical Music: What to Know to Enjoy the Show." Using a program of many short pieces to introduce new audiences to a variety of musical styles with lots of active audience participation, these are lively concerts! Watch a video excerpt of our work with a local elementary school exploring a waltz in mixed time of 3/4 and 4/4 against 5/8 - go figure!
Wedding Ceremony Music:
We are taking reservations for dates into 2016. Lock in 2015 rates for events next year with a deposit made before October.
We're enjoying a brief hiatus until the fall public performance season begins. We have several commissions to prepare and we'll let you know when they are ready.