Monthly Archives: August 2012

CMFL Live: opening night concert

No sooner do you arrive and sit down at the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington than you are reminded by the program of some major losses to the Festival and Lexington arts in general this year. The seventh page of … Continue reading

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The Apples in stereo frontman Robert Schneider heads South

One of the things that I will miss at Sunday’s casual concert at the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington is the presence of The Apples in stereo frontman Robert Schneider and his family front and center. It was a presence … Continue reading

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CMFL: Preview concert

So, if you were wondering where in Portofino Restaurant the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington would stage its preview concert, it wasn’t in the restaurant proper. Rather it was in a meeting and event room whose front door empties out … Continue reading

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CMFL video: The Four Seasons

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington ended its Wednesday night master classes with a performance of ‘Spring’ from Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ with musicians from the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. CKYO alum and Chamber Fest artistic director Nathan Cole … Continue reading

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CMFL Live: master classes at Central Christian

Nathan Cole doesn’t waste a lot of time after master class students finish playing their pieces at Central Christian Church. Right away, he is telling Jessie Li (photo above) that as a soloist, she needs to work to sound “more … Continue reading

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CMFL: Chamber festival opens with CKYO collaboration

The 2012 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington opens tonight (Aug. 29, 2012) with a reunion of sorts: artistic director Nathan Cole and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, which Cole played in for several years. In an interview with the Lexington … Continue reading

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Notebook: Anthony Clark Evans brings his award-winning voice home

See more: Photo gallery from Anthony Clark Evans recital Anthony Clark Evans’ story of going from car salesman to opera sensation in less than a year has been one of the funnest arts stories of the year. Fun: It ‘s … Continue reading

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Chamber Fest: Composing came naturally to Chris Rogerson

Chris Rogerson was a musically precocious child, playing church hymns by ear on the piano when he got home from church. His parents got him piano lessons, but they didn’t quite go as planned. It’s not that they went badly … Continue reading

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Anthony Clark Evans’ journey takes him from car dealership to Metropolitan Opera triumph

Anthony Clark Evans looks around Clifton and Renee Smith’s Lexington home. “This is the nicest house I’ve ever been in,” he says matter-of-factly. A few minutes later, the house is his performance venue. Evans entertains the small crowd of musicians … Continue reading

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Mission trips: Serving others a great way to spend a summer vacation

On several occasions during a week in Chicago this summer, some adults in our group said something like, “This is so cool. I remember when I was in youth group, we just went and had fun.” Now this is not … Continue reading

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