ALLEGRO ENTERTAINMENT is a full-service music contracting company that provides musicians for every type of media available as well as live concerts– including recording sessions for films, television, video games, rock/pop music, commercials (jingles), new media, and short films.
Allegro Entertainment was recently presented with the Music Arts Award at the 2016 Charlie Awards, held at the Palladium Theater. The Charlie Awards are given annually to industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts and culture of Hollywood. We thank them for this very prestigious honor! The past few years, clients using our orchestras were blessed with multiple Emmy nominations and one Emmy win for their original music: Jeff Beal (House of Cards & Jesse Stone:Lost in Paradise), Jeremy Turner (Five Came Back), Abel Korzeniowski (Penny Dreadful) and Christopher Guardino & Matthew Sklar (Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas). In addition, we contracted the strings for one of the five “SONG OF THE YEAR” nominees at the 2018 Grammys (“1-800-273-8255” by Logic, featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, with strings arranged by Jeremy Rubolino). So you know when engaging us, you are engaging the very best.
ABOUT THE PRINCIPALS:
David Low (cello) and Mark Robertson (violin) are both graduates of The Juilliard School in New York City, and they are dedicated to that continued excellence while also performing in the orchestras that they contract. For over 20 years they have collectively recorded on over 1500 projects in the Los Angeles area.
From low budget documentaries to full budget films, here is a sampling of some of the work they have accomplished recently:
Films: The Nun (2018), Under the Silver Lake (2018), Happy Anniversary (2018), Flatliners, Pitch Perfect 3, Happy Anniversary, Skid Row Marathon (2017 Los Angeles Film Festival), Shock and Awe, Baywatch, Hands of Stone (2016 Cannes Film Festival), BearTrek, My Promised Land (HBO), Bravetown, The Boss, Ride Along 1 & 2, McFarland, USA, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014 Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize), The True Cost, She’s Funny That Way (2014 Venice Film Festival), Grounded, Horrible Bosses 1 & 2, Merchants of Doubt (2014 Toronto Film Festival), Mill Street, Catching Fireflies, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? , In Your Eyes (2014 Tribeca Film Festival), Growing Up and Other Lies (2014 Newport Beach Film Festival Award Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Directing), Time Lapse (Best Int’l Film, 2014 London Independent Film Festival), Blackfish (2013 Sundance Film Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (2012 Toronto Film Festival), Drive, Identity Thief, Gran Torino, Kill Bill 2, Spinning Plates, Savannah, Girl Most Likely, Kit Kittredge, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Thin Ice, Any Day Now, Contagion, Spirit of the Marathon II, Food, Inc., Bottle Shock, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Alvin and the Chipmunks
Television: House of Cards (2015 & 2017 Emmy Winner for BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION – ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE (Jeff Beal)), Marvel’s Inhumans, Scorpion, Five Came Back (2017 Emmy Nominee for BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION – LIMITED SERIES (Jeremy Turner)), Penny Dreadful (2015 and 2016 Emmy Nominee for BEST ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE and 2015 Emmy Nominee for BEST ORIGINAL THEME (Abel Korzeniowski)), Zoo, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (2015 Emmy Nominee: OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION (Matthew Sklar & Christopher Guardino), Allegiance, Galavant, Stalker, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Rectify, Dominion, The Mysteries of Laura, The Following, Revolution, How I Met Your Mother, The Middle, Modern Family, Psych, Behind the Candelabra, Teen Wolf, Warehouse 13, Ugly Betty, and John Adams
Records: Logic (Album “Everybody” hit #1 in May 2017 & the single “1-800-273-8255” was nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2018 Grammy Awards), Baskery, Madonna, Maisy, J.D. Souther, Birdy, OneRepublic, Harry Connick, Jr., the Fray, A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera, Billy Childs, Daughtry, Rob Zombie, the All-American Rejects, The Game, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank, Halestorm, Michael Bolton, Kristin Chenoweth, Alice Cooper, and the Pet Shop Boys
Jingles: Toyota Mirai “Daisy”, Belsomra “Cats and Dogs”, Nissan “Shoulders of Giants”, Yoplait “Real Milk”, Kia “The Perfect Getaway”, G.E. “Ideas”, Kia “The Truth”, Apple “Strength”, Wells Fargo “Stagecoach & the Snowmen”, Apple “Orchestra”, Coca-Cola: “Border”, “Mirage”, and “Snow Bear”, Infinity “Recital”, Ford “Nearly Double”, General Mills “Fright at the Museum”, and Kia “Bringing Down the House”
Video Games: Halo Wars 2, Divide, Bioshock, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Lineage: The Blood Pledge, Army of Two, Cars, Wall-E, and Quantum of Solace
Live concerts: Emmy Concert 2017 “Photos: Word + Music” (Wolf Theater), “The Future is Female: A Concert for Women in Film” (Moss Theater), “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Live to Picture” (Segerstrom Hall w/CineConcerts), “Blackfish: Live” with Jeff Beal (World Premiere), Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov- Live (The Broad Stage), ‘Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage’ (Pantages Theater), ‘Godfather’ Live (Nokia Theater), Annie Lennox Live at the Orpheum Theater (PBS), Replay (Symphony of Heroes) @ the 2014 Anime Expo (LA), Score! (Celebration of Emmy/Television Music at Royce Hall), Zelda Symphony (Greek Theater), Wu-Tang Clan (Coachella), 2 Steps from Hell (Disney Hall), and Cheap Trick (Greek Theater)
Feel free to look around the site, check out the pictures and videos, and email us comments or questions using the info on the contact page. Any filmmaker, composer, student, or agent who would like to observe a recording session for the many things that we have going on, just send us a request and we’ll do our best to have you come visit.
Mark and David