About Us

Allegretto Music is a professional music provider located in San Antonio, Texas. We work with a hand-selected, exclusive group of musicians to give your event the touch of elegance that only live music can provide.

Allegretto Music

Allegretto Music offers classical music ensembles, jazz ensembles, contemporary string quartets, and sheet music publications. Our artists are highly experienced, and of professional caliber. The goal of Allegretto Music is to make the process of designing and hiring your musical entertainment simple and straightforward.

With over 18 years of service to the San Antonio area, and after more than two thousand weddings, you can hire Allegretto Music with the confidence that you will receive the highest level of musicianship and service.

Jose Irizarry

Owner and Musical Director

Jose graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory.  He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he studied with  David Nadien (concertmaster for the NY Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein).

He has been a member of the Puerto Rico Symphony, Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Assistant Concertmaster for the Napa Valley Symphony, and member of the Sacramento Philharmonic.  Jose was also a member of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and San Jose Opera.  In San Antonio, Jose enjoys performing, when available, with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra.

Jose has performed with many internationally recognized artists.  His first paying job was at the age of 15, playing on tour with Jose Feliciano.  While in New York, Jose was concertmaster for the orchestra that would accompany salsa legend, Gilberto Santa Rosa, for his concert at Carnegie Hall.  Jose has also performed with Luis Miguel, Johnny Mathis, Luciano Pavarotti, jazz flutist David Valentin, Rocío Durcal, Arturo Sandoval, Giovanni Hidalgo, Alicia De Larrocha, Joshua Bell, among many others.

 

In 2002, he released his first solo album: Blessings, a compilation of traditional hymns with fresh new arrangements that incorporate different elements of world music.

 

In 2000 Jose established Davidi Music Publishing, as an outlet for his sheet music arrangements for string instruments.  Today, some of Jose’s publications are sold internationally through the number one retailer of music and fine string instruments Shar Music. 

Currently Jose dedicates his time to serving at his church as worship music pastor and orchestra  director.

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