Citing disappointing ticket sales, producer Henno Lohmeyer has cancelled the remainder of the Gail Robinson Series of recitals and concerts.
According to a news release from Lohmeyer’s Multigram Productions, the initial event, a Nov. 3 recital by soprano Christine Goerke and pianist Bradley Moore at Transylvania University, sold only a fraction of the available tickets. Ticket sales were even more disappointing for upcoming events including a recital by pianist Julia Siciliano and violinist Virgil Boutellis slated for Tuesday.
Lohmeyer, a former producer in Europe and New York, had launched the series in hopes of adding current opera stars to the Lexington area’s lineup of touring artists, which leans heavily on instrumentalists and ensembles. The remaining artists on the series were tenor Gregory Turay in January and mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung in April. He named the series in honor of his late wife, Metropolitan Opera hall of fame soprano and administrator Gail Robinson, who held the University of Kentucky’s distinguished chair in voice from 1999 until her death in 2008.
The news release stated all ticket holders will be reimbursed.