Allegro is a strings-only orchestra intended to provide students with valuable performance experience and an enrichment opportunity for developing orchestral technique. Students are expected to read music, be able to follow a conductor, and have a working knowledge of all strings and 1st position finger patterns. Approximate Suzuki or school orchestra book level 2 to 3 and up. Seating is rotated often, and is determined by what works best for the orchestra. No audition is required. A teacher recommendation, appropriate playing level,  and ability to focus for a 90 minute rehearsal are expected. Students should expect to spend time outside rehearsal practicing the music for Allegro.

Students are being accepted for second semester, at a reduced tuition rate. See Allegro google form:  To register for Allegro 2017-18 contact the office at to find out if there is space, as rehearsals have begun for the season.

Rehearsals: Monday evenings 6:30-8 pm, with additional sectionals and dress rehearsals as scheduled. Rehearsals begin Sept 18th.
Students will need to bring a folding stand to rehearsal each Monday.
Rehearsals are held at:
Wesley United Methodist Church 1600 4th Ave N. Grand Forks.

Concerts: fall and spring, Nov 18th and March 11th this season. Optional other performances and fundraiser volunteering also available.

Allegro students perform at formal concerts and also occasionally out in the community. Here is a short overview of the 2014-15 spring day tour:

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Kara Hartten, Conductor, Allegro Orchestra


1600 4th Ave N, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203

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Upcoming Events

Jan 21
Symphony rehearsal 
Empire Arts Center 6:30-8:30

Jan 22
Allegro rehearsal
Wesley United Methodist 6:30-8

Philharmonic rehearsal
GFC (door #6) 6:45-8:15