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Allen Philharmonic Presents Calling All Dawns

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents an evening of Christopher Tin’s grammy winning, world-music-inspired work for choir and orchestra — Calling All Dawns.

On Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., the local professional orchestra, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, partners with the Allen Symphony Chorus as they bring to life the music prominently featured in the popular video game Civilization VI. Another highlight features principal flautist Jennifer McElroy, who will play the exciting Malcolm Arnold Flute Concerto. The evening’s selections include Debussy’s dreamy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Jessie Montgomery’s brand new work, Overture — steeped in harmonic textures inspired by a fusion between jazz and American classical harmonies, Baroque rhythmic gestures, and polyphonic tension.

“It’s been an honor for the Allen Philharmonic to present our local communities with the beauty and excitement of performing music live over the past quarter century,” said Allen Philharmonic President Kathy Litinas. “Calling All Dawns will be a delightful evening for musical connoisseurs and novice enjoyers alike. We thank our community for its support over the last 25 years, and we can’t wait to continue to spread the joy of music.”

What: The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents an evening of Christopher Tin’s world-music-inspired work for choir and orchestra — Calling All Dawns.

When: Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lowery Auditorium, 368 N. Greenville Ave. in Allen, Texas.

For tickets, visit tickets.allenpac.org. For more information on the Allen Philharmonic, visit www.allenphilharmonic.org.

About the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus

Founded in 1998, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus (Allen Philharmonic) — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — is a professional orchestra of nearly 70 musicians, many of whom hold full-time positions as directors of bands and orchestras throughout the metroplex. With the goal of enhancing its community’s rich culture and fostering a community-wide appreciation for the art of music, the Allen Philharmonic presents an annual series of concerts and a variety of special events, community outreach and youth education programs. Corporate and individual donations, civic grants, the City of Allen and the Allen Arts Alliance fund the Allen Philharmonic. For more information or to donate, go to allen philharmonic.org.

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