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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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Notebook: Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, first concert

You might assume a singer would mess things up. The instrumentalists, after all, have been performing together for six years, developing rapport, character, and sound. They have had other players in, all instrumentalists who became part of the group — … Continue reading

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Live blog: Lexington Philharmonic opening night

In the pre-concert talk (photo, above) pianist Alessio Bax has to caution himself against talking about Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini too much lest “I make myself nervous,” he said. “There are a lot of challenges.” Philharmonic … Continue reading

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CMFL video: Lin and Bax play Prokofiev

Before we completely move on from the 2012 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, here’s video of guest violinist Jasmine Lin and pianist Alessio Bax performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D Major for violin and piano on the final afternoon of … Continue reading

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CMFL: Chamber festival opens with CKYO collaboration

The 2012 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington opens tonight (Aug. 29, 2012) with a reunion of sorts: artistic director Nathan Cole and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, which Cole played in for several years. In an interview with the Lexington … Continue reading

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Review: UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Sunday afternoon

The fourth annual UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington came to an appropriate conclusion Sunday afternoon with a celebration of the composer. The festival was moving in this direction all weekend, starting Friday with a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s aching … Continue reading

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Review: UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Saturday night

Saturday was a playful and eventful night for the 2010 UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. For the third consecutive year, the festival presented the world premiere of a piece commissioned by the festival. But before that, festival president Charles … Continue reading

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Review: UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, Friday night

Alexander Fiterstein ended his wholly appropriate introduction of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time saying, “I hope you enjoy it.” It was a somewhat awkward thing to say, given the nature of the piece. But even those of … Continue reading

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Review: A ‘dreamy’ quintet

Clancy Newman’s Dream Sequence sounded like a nightmare. The piece, which had its world premier Saturday night at the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, started with about as much racket as a piano quintet can make, the piano sounding … Continue reading

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Review: UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington not a one-man show

This could have easily been the Nathan Cole Show. That was what the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington hung its first edition in 2007: Hometown guy made good Nathan Cole, a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, came back … Continue reading

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