Category Archives: Norton Center for the Arts

Norton Center for the Arts 2013-14 season

The Norton Center for the Arts extends its reputation as Central Kentucky’s home for intriguing mashups this coming season with a number of shows that take seemingly divergent genres and drop them on the same stage. Leading both those sorts … Continue reading

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Trumpet master Vince DiMartino has a full retirement schedule

At the end of this post, see video of Vince DiMartino demonstrating historic horns that will be played at this year’s Great American Brass Band Festival. DANVILLE — It was trumpet virtuoso Vince ­DiMartino’s first official day of retirement. “The … Continue reading

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Review: Hahn-Bin at the Norton Center

Photo gallery: Hahn-Bin at the Norton Center | Review: Midori with the Lexington Philharmonic DANVILLE – Was that the future of classical music we saw Friday night at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts? It certainly was a violin recital unlike … Continue reading

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Norton Center’s reinvented 2011-12 season

DANVILLE — In his first year as director of Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, Steven A. Hoffman has noticed what’s around him in the student body. It’s the iPod generation, as New Yorker magazine music critic Alex Ross … Continue reading

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Is the sellout back?

The afternoon of Feb. 6, I was standing in line at the Singletary Center for the Arts box office behind a handsomely dressed couple that looked like they had just come from church to see the final performance of the … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is on

The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, which has become an annual Memorial Day weekend event at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, is back on for 2011. In previous seasons, the festival had been announced as part of the … Continue reading

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An EKU-Centre arts rivalry?

I am not aware of any historic rivalry between Centre College and Eastern Kentucky University. But it seems like one fired up on Monday morning, when EKU announced Debra Hoskins, the former assistant director at Centre’s Norton Center for the … Continue reading

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2011 represents a new normal for arts scene

After a volatile year in Central Kentucky arts, 2011 should give us a sense of how things might settle in for the coming years. This will be a year that could establish new normals for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, which … Continue reading

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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

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Review: BBC Orchestra at the Norton Center

DANVILLE – Going to see Keith Lockhart conduct a traditional classical music concert is like going to see Jim Carey in a drama*. In the world of orchestral music, Lockhart has made his name at the top of the pops … Continue reading

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