Category Archives: Classical Music

Giovanni Sollima and that killer Philharmonic encore

Last Friday’s Lexington Philharmonic concert ended with cello soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan delivering a jaw dropping encore with a work virtually no one in the audience could identify. It turns out, Hakhnazaryan was advancing the cause of contemporary music even more … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic world premiere concert

The cookie-cutter formula for orchestral concerts usually leaves room for one impressive guest: the concerto soloist who plays between the overture and the intermission, before the big symphony in the second half. But the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra has, for the … Continue reading

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Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season expands performances and contemporary works

On the same night the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra presented its third commissioned work in the Scott Terrell era, it also unveil a schedule for next season that expands its performances and presentations of contemporary works. The lineup includes performances of … Continue reading

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Oratorio ‘Thy Will Be Done’ will be done — someday

When the first performances of Angela Rice’s oratorio Thy Will Be Done were completed in 2012, the composer was far from finished with the piece. “All of these ideas came ­flooding into my head after the first performance, of things … Continue reading

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UK School of Music has a new director

John Scheib has been named as the next director of the University of Kentucky’s School of Music. Scheib, a former public school music teacher, is currently director of the School of Music and associate professor of music education at Ball … Continue reading

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Video: UK Concerto Competition winner Ingang Han

You don’t have to wait until 9:45 p.m. Friday for thrilling, aggressive play by University of Kentucky students. Hours before the Cats-and-Cards tip off in the NCAA Tournament, UK junior Ingang Han will be the soloist in a performance of … Continue reading

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New oboe professor at UK looks to build community

In the studio of new assistant oboe professor ToniMarie ­Marchioni in the ­University of Kentucky Fine Arts ­building, it looks as if ­Facebook has exploded all over her left wall. Filling it are memes, some with the characters we all … Continue reading

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Straight outta Paris: Notre-Dame organist in town tonight

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd presents Olivier Latry, one of three primary organists at Notre-Dame Cathedral  in Paris, in performance at 7 p.m.  tonight. Latry, 52, won a competition to become tenured organist on Notre-Dame’s great organs when he … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra with guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas

Did you go to the show? Check and see if our Snapped! photographer got your picture. Read: More about Pablo Sáinz Villegas in Walter Tunis’ concert preview. Most guys have to plan Valentine’s night for two. This year, maestro Scott Terrell … Continue reading

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Review: Lang Lang with the UK Symphony

For most of Richard Strauss’ Burleske, Lang Lang was watching the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Nardolillo, trading phrases with the musicians like they were chatting, dancing in his seat during his rests, even making a few conducting gestures … Continue reading

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