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Review: Itzhak Perlman and the UK Symphony

Lightning has struck twice for the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. A couple years ago, when university representatives contacted violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s management to see about getting him to come play with the student orchestra, they were told it … Continue reading

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Partnerships help UK Symphony Orchestra land Perlman, others

University of Kentucky violinist Megan Lineberry was chatting with a friend ­online Wednesday night when she signed off saying, “I’ve got to get some rest. I have a concert with Itzhak Perlman Sunday night.” “Not many university ­orchestra musicians get … Continue reading

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UK Symphony opens with the return of Itzhak Perlman

See a photo gallery from Itzhak Perlman’s 2011 performance with the UK Symphony. The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will open its 2012-13 season the same way the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony will: with a performance by … Continue reading

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What is a sellout?

Last week at le blog and in Sunday’s Herald-Leader, I wrote about the recent wave of sellouts at Lexington venues, including three shows over the weekend – Jason Aldean at Rupp Arena, Itzhak Perlman at the Singletary Center, and the … 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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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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Red letter dates on the 2010-11 arts calendar

The 2010-11Central Kentucky arts calendar is bolstered by an unprecedented slew of performances during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. But outside of that, it is a really strong and interesting year with marquee touring artists coming into town and … Continue reading

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Singletary Signature series 2010-11 features Hamlisch, Marsalis and Perlman

The Singletary Center for the Arts still has a few blanks to fill in on its 2010-11 Signature Series, blanks center director Michael Grice describes as “surprises” to be revealed once contracts are solidified. But here is what we know, … Continue reading

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Review: UK Symphony’s epic

It happened, as things tend to do in Requiems, in the Dies Irae, the second movement. The low strings in the orchestra and high voices in the choir opened, staking out the extremes. Then the rest of the 325 musicians … Continue reading

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