Category Archives: Classical Music

Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … Continue reading

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Philharmonic cellist hit by truck seeks funds for prosthetics

Many artists go to funding websites such as Kickstarter to raise money to make albums, films or put on shows. Lexington Philharmonic cellist Lisa M. Schaeffer has launched a campaign for prosthetic legs after a tragic accident in November. Schaeffer, … Continue reading

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Lexington Singers play Carnegie Hall Sunday

The Lexington Singers are taking the sounds of the Bluegrass to the heart of one of the nation’s cultural capitols this weekend with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The 2 p.m. Sunday performance will feature Jefferson Johnson leading … Continue reading

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MusicWorks makes joyful Singletary Center debut

Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy was an entirely appropriate tune for the students in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras‘ North Limestone MusicWorks program to play Sunday night. Soaking in the applause from the audience at CKYO’s season finale concert, it … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of Lexington 2014

For the first time, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington will offer programming for 10 continuous days, Aug. 14 to 24, featuring the festival’s core ensemble of top-tier national and international musicians and the return of last year’s ensemble-in-residence, WindSync. … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash headline EKU Center’s 2014-15 season

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond announced its fourth season of shows Wednesday. It is the first programmed by executive director Joel Aalberts, who became the center’s chief last summer. The lineup of 29 shows kicks … Continue reading

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Lexington student violinist on national radio show

Skye Park, a 12-year-old violinist and student at The Lexington School, will be featured this week on NPR’s student music showcase From the Top. The program, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Reilly and featuring young musicians from around the country, does … Continue reading

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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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