Category Archives: Lexington Philharmonic

Philharmonic management and musicians agree on contract

While the 2013-14 Lexington Philharmonic season started in the midst of a labor dispute, the 2014-15 season will open Saturday with a new agreement in place between the orchestra management and musicians union. The two parties were expected to sign a … 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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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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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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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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New faces in the Philharmonic

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra has hired six new musicians from its latest round of auditions, including two principal players. Most of the new hires either have already started to perform with the orchestra at education concerts in October or will … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic opening night

After a week of making headlines with contract negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra got down to making music Friday night at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. More than a year … Continue reading

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Notebook: The Philharmonic settlement

Depending on who you talk to, there was little to no progress this week on the central issues in the contract dispute between Lexington Philharmonic management and musicians. What they agreed to was essentially a faster version of one of … Continue reading

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