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Philharmonic will honor George Zack, Friday

Before Friday’s Human Spirit concert, the Lexington Philharmonic Guild will honor the spirit that guided the orchestra for 37 years: Maestro George Zack. Zack, who led the orchestra from 1972 until his retirement in 2008, will be honored with bronze … Continue reading

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Former Philharmonic candidate Chen gets Memphis Symphony Orchestra gig

Mei-Ann Chen, the final candidate to audition for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra‘s music director job, has been named music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Chen was one of the favorites for the Philharmonic post after her March 2009 audition. … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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Picturing 2009 arts

This was the second year I spent covering my beat with a camera in my hands a lot of the time. As I said, last year, covering stories as a writer and a photographer is an interesting approach, because you … Continue reading

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Philharmonic Fourth: Terrell’s big debut

Click here to see more photos from Friday’s Patriotic Concert. Scott Terrell said he liked the view from the stage in front of the Old Morrison Building at Transylvania University. When he looked one way, he saw his new orchestra, … Continue reading

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Lexington Ballet names Philharmonic’s Joe Tackett as its executive director

The Lexington Ballet has named Lexington Philharmonic education director Joe Tackett as its executive director. Part of his mission will be helping the ballet hire a new professional company of dancers. In making the move, Ballet board president Michael Potapov … Continue reading

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Scott Terrell will conduct Philharmonic’s patriotic concert

It seems we will get an early look at the new music director of the Lexington Philharmonic. According a release from Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, Scott Terrell will have the baton for the Philharmonic’s annual patriotic concert at 8 … Continue reading

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October Symphony

Here’s a fun fact about Scott Terrell, who was announced Friday as the new music director of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kayoko Dan, who is being announced today as the new music director for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. … Continue reading

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Lexington Philharmonic names Scott Terrell music director

Click the play button to hear Scott Terrell chat about being named the new music director of the Philharmonic (Apology in advance: The recording sounds like we’re in the middle of a freeway because we couldn’t resist the beautiful weather, … Continue reading

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New conductor will be announced Friday night

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra will announce its choice for its new music director at Friday night’s concert, bringing to a close a two-year search for the successor to George Zack. “This is the way we always wanted to make the … Continue reading

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