Allegro Chamber Orchestra

Since its first concert in June 2002, Allegro has brought joyful music to the Lancaster community on the second Saturday of every summer month. The original emphasis on masterworks for small orchestra from the baroque and early classical era has been expanded to include premieres by contemporary composers such as Ralph Lehman and Arlen Clarke. The ensemble embodies the classic definition by Catherine Drinker Bowen of a chamber music as a “conversation between friends.” Most of Allegro’s immensely talented professional players are from Lancaster County. Their love of great music – and of playing together – shows in every performance.