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Former UK viola professor Deborah Lander, an advocate for CPR training, has died

Deborah Lander, the world-renowned violist who brought an Australian accent to the University of Kentucky’s string program and became an advocate for CPR training after her own cardiac arrest, died Friday in England. She was 49. Her sister, Sara Allsopp … Continue reading

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Notebook: UK Choirs’ ‘Collage’

The University of Kentucky choirs’ holiday “Collage” concert has always been a little hard to get a handle on. No specific group is highlighted beyond a few minutes and there is no defined style, except really good music. It’s just … Continue reading

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Violists unite

Deborah Lander, the University of Kentucky’s first full-time viola faculty member, is trying to foster some unity in the Lexington-area viola community. The Kentucky Viola Society held its first meeting over the weekend at Lander’s apartment and is aiming to … Continue reading

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Coach Nakahara

Morihiko Nakahara has only been in Columbia, S.C., for half a season. But Friday night in Lexington, he showed he’s already getting the hang of SEC cities. Complimenting the Lexington Philharmonic Orchesrtra, which he was in the middle of conducting, … Continue reading

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Viola: the chocolate of instruments

As far as Deborah Lander is concerned, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra fans are going to hear the chocolate of instruments Friday night. “Anyone who plays the viola will tell you that the reason they take it up is because they’ve fallen … Continue reading

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