Tag Archives: George Zack

Zack honored with Singletary Center plaque

For decades George Zack has been a big part of the Singletary Center for the Arts. That become somewhat literal Friday night as the Lexington Philharmonic Guild unveiled a bronze plaque in honor of the orchestra’s music director from 1972 … Continue reading

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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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UK voice student takes every opportunity to sing

Reginald Smith Jr. had no other option. He was at home in Atlanta. He had an audition for the voice department at the University of Kentucky the next morning. The family car had broken down. So at 11 p.m., he … Continue reading

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Philharmonic executive director departing

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra executive director Peter Kucirko is resigning from the orchestra, effective July 1. During his 11-year tenure at the Lexington Philharmonic, Kucirko guided the organization as it searched for a successor to music director George Zack, who retired … 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 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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Philharmonic search: What have we learned?

Here’s our slide show of the candidates in the Lexington Philharmonic’s music director search. Mouse over the bottom to get controls. Click on the little comment cloud to the left to activate captions. If you click on a photo, it … Continue reading

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LexArts kicks off 2009 campaign

Note: This is an extended version of the story that appears in the Feb. 18 Lexington Herald-Leader. It includes comments from last night’s kickoff, and those comments are in blue. LexArts kicked off its 2009 Campaign for the Arts yesterday … Continue reading

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Live this Weekend: Conductor Alastair Willis

Click the play button to hear our chat with Alastair Willis: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/02/090212philwillis-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Alastair Willis’ résumé reads like a world tour. He started playing piano when he was a boy in Russia, took up … Continue reading

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