Allegria Ensemble

Live Music for Your Special Occasion


The musicians of the Allegria Ensemble perform in concert and offer live music for weddings, receptions, and other events.   Based in State College, Pennsyvlania, we cover the Centre county region.  We've performed at  Music at Penn's Woods, Music in the Arboretum, Juniata College, and Music at McCann, among others.  For special events we play indoors or out, all kinds of ceremonies, and all kinds of repertoire!   Our range of venues includes the PSU Arboretum, Toftrees resort, Belleville Winery, Our Lady of Victory and St. John Catholic churches, Reynolds Mansion, Raystown Lake Conference Center, the Nittany Lion Inn, the Penn Stater hotel, and more. 

Come hear the trio in concert on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the UUFCC in State College, PA.  This program has music for everyone: Danzi was a contemporary of Mozart and Beethoven. Gianella was a flautist and composer who died in 1817 and wrote in the classical style also. Ted Lucas is a living American composer who wrote a fun blues piece that lets us boogie a little. Daetwyler worked in Paris and was a student of d’Indy. His music is a blend of folk tunes like Bartok, impressionism like Debussy, and includes sounds inspired by nature. Matilde Capuis recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Her set of miniatures are short character pieces that all end in tonal harmonies.  Tickets are $10 for adults and children are free.  You can also enjoy punch and cookies with the musicians at intermission..

The Allegria Trio is our legacy ensemble founded in 2006.  In addition to concerts we also perform outreach programs introducing new audiences to classical music. The trio has an extensive repertoire for weddings, receptions, and special events. The Trio has again received a competitive grant from the PA Council on the Arts to perform in Centre County Schools in May 2015.

Allegria String Quartet includes the hot violin players Sally Williams Minnich and Mark Minnich of Revamped and takes their creative energy to the new level.  What began with exquisite classical players jamming together is now a versatile quartet to create any music you can dream up for your wedding ceremony music, reception, or dinner.  Did you see something on YouTube that you’d like to have at your event?  We will do our best to bring it to you!

With seven friendly professional musicians playing ten different instruments, we have lots of possible Mix & Match combinations for concerts and events. Our versatility allows  live music for every budget.

Check out page 25 of the Centre County Gazette for the week of October 8-15, 2014.  It's an interesting article about the liveliness of the classical music scene  and includes familiar faces!