Allen's Strolling Violin & String Ensembles...
...Add Elegance And Make Any Occasion Special!
Fine Violinist formerly with United States Air Force Symphony &
World famous USAF Strolling Strings
String Quartet, Solo, Duo and Trio for
Weddings, Receptions, Parties and Proposals (She says 'Yes" or it's free) Special Events!
Also available: Violin and Harp, Violin & Accordion with Bass, Flute Trio
Popular & Classical Music
Serving the Delaware Valley - Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia area
I found Donald Allen a week before my party, asked him to pick up the difficult passages of Chopin’s Etude in E Major that I can no longer perform. It was a formidable request, but he studied them and was ready to perform with me in 3 days!!! I know he did it for no extra compensation, just to please this 80 year old lady’s desire to play for her Grandchildren. To top it all, he found harpist Barbara Gallagher at the last minute. They were perfectly matched and lent the classical and elegant touch I wanted for the occasion. I will forever be grateful to Don Allen. He is a musician with a big heart!
Don Allen is a class act. He added an element of sophisticated fun to my husband’s 75th birthday celebration in our home.
We decided to have a violinist very close to the wedding date and Don came through for us. He is a fabulous violinist. Our guests were so impressed. The music was absolutely beautiful and he was so helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend!!
Response from Don Allen Strings:
It was a beautiful wedding ceremony and the Sage Farm House in Media was the perfect setting for it. I enjoyed playing for everyone, and especially the kids who were probably seeing a violin for the first time. Thank you so much for your kind review.
Professional and brilliant musician. All my guests enjoyed his performance.
Ron did a great job. Great personality and great violinist
We hired Don Allen for our baby's 1st birthday party. He played a few songs that I had requested, took requests from guests, and performed other music that the kids and adults loved. Mr. Allen was very engaging with guests and made everyone smile. He even did an impromptu duet with my daughter which was lovely! Highly recommended - thanks for a wonderful job Don Allen!
Michele and I could not be more pleased with Mr. Allen's performance. The music he played and the image he portrayed was exactly what we wanted for the setting we had. Mr. Allen was very responsive throughout the scheduling stage and the selection of music he offered was second to none. We are very grateful for his contribution to the event.
Our guests truly enjoyed the violin and harp duo that Don Allen put together and played for my brother's 50th garden birthday party in Newark, DE. The price is reasonable and the music well worth it. Thank you, Don.
excellent, professional and very passionate he made my engagement proposal truly memorable
I have been to a wedding recently with a violinist and it does not come close to Mr. Don Allen. His music was smooth and very heartfelt. He went out of his way to make my daughter's wedding memerable. I can't thank him enough!
We hired Don Allen and a harpist for our wedding and could not have been more pleased. They played all of the songs we asked for plus even some guest requests. They provided a perfect blend of classical, hymns and even Celtic (my husband is Scottish) that was an incredible backdrop for our ceremony and reception. They were personable and professional and a pleasure to work with in the weeks leading up to the event. Highly recommend!
Don Allen and his harpist performed at my son's wedding rehearsal dinner. They were marvelous. He communicated extensively in advance of the event. He played the music suggestions that I requested. He was on time and completely set up and playing. The music needless to say was absolutely delightful. I would highly recommend Mr. Allen for any event you may have.
Response from Don Allen Strings:
Thank you so much!!! We love happy clients!
Don completely blew the lid of his performance in front of a whole office full of people. In addition his experience help come up with a few ideas that made the experience over the top for my lady. I would highly recommend him and will definitely use him in the future!! Jay
Price Range: $250 - $1500
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
Strolling Violin and String Ensembles are an increasingly popular musical alternative and can provide a delightful change of pace for your guests during the dinner/cocktail hour when the band or DJ is on break. Live violins create an elegant backdrop for conversation and contribute to the ambiance.
Allen's Strolling Violin & String Ensembles provide you with two uniquely different musical options (Sit Down-Classical And Strolling-Popular) for the price of one. Ensembles may also include other instruments. In business over twenty years. Please book early to ensure availability.
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm
|November 21, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
|November 02, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
|September 27, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
|June 21, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
|April 13, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
|August 25, 2018 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
|July 14, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
|Children's Birthday Party
|May 30, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
|October 07, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
|August 19, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
|April 21, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
|October 22, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
|August 18, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
|July 16, 2016
|December 19, 2015
|October 24, 2015
|October 09, 2015
|May 16, 2014
Prelude & Wedding Ceremony Selections
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
On Wings of Song
Ave Maria (Schubert)
O Perfect Love (Barnby)
Meditation from “Thais” (Massenet)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
How Great Thou Art
If I Loved You
I Love You Truly
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Trumpet Voluntary in D
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Ode to joy (Beethoven)
Air (Handel’s Water Music)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Dodi Li (Jewish Traditional)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Rondeau (Mouret) (Theme of Masterpiece Theatre)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (Mozart)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba (Handel)
Influences & Inspiration
I served for many years as a member of the United States Air Force Symphony and the world famous USAF Strolling Strings, which performed at the White House, State Department and embassies throughout Europe and the Far East. This experience was invaluable because it gave me the opportunity to perform with some of the finest musicians in the country.
Armless Chairs for String Trio, String Quartet and Violin & Harp Duo