Tag Archives: John Nardolillo

Video: UK Concerto Competition winner Ingang Han

You don’t have to wait until 9:45 p.m. Friday for thrilling, aggressive play by University of Kentucky students. Hours before the Cats-and-Cards tip off in the NCAA Tournament, UK junior Ingang Han will be the soloist in a performance of … Continue reading

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Review: UK Symphony’s presentation of Britten’s War Requiem

Last year, when John Nardolillo scheduled the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra‘s presentation of Benjamin Britten’s massive War Requiem for Friday night, he had no way of knowing how appropriate its timing would be. And certainly he and the others involved in … Continue reading

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UK’s maestro conducts the Boston Pops

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra conductor John Nardolillo was in Boston last weekend to conduct two performances of the Boston Pops Orchestra. He was filling in for Maestro Keith Lockhart, who was with the Pops Esplanade Orchestra at some run … Continue reading

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UK Symphony director John Nardolillo to conduct Boston Pops holiday shows

University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra director John Nardolillo will conduct two of the Boston Pops Orchestra’s holiday concerts in Boston’s Symphony Hall next month. Nardolillo will step in for the Pops’ superstar conductor Keith Lockhart, who will be conducting tour … Continue reading

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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 Opera gets NYT rave for Christmas

In the grand scheme of great Christmas presents for young opera singers, a rave review from The New York Times would have to rank pretty high. And that is what the UK Opera students in the world premier production of … Continue reading

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Opera Review: UK Opera’s Die Fledermaus

Who knew these UK Opera kids were so funny? The last few years, they haven’t had much of a chance to show it. They’ve been dealing with subjects like slavery (River of Time), murder (Lucia di Lammermoor), pretty young things … Continue reading

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UK Opera will record Die Fledermaus

In the past 10 years, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has recorded Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, creating one of the few complete records of the work, and the world premier of Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca. This year, UK … Continue reading

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Mahler, Liszt, Debussy…and Dechtenberg!!!

I have to give credit for the headline on this post to the event posting on Facebook for Thursday night’s University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra concert — I couldn’t improve on the self-deprecating humor. Yes, as we have covered in … Continue reading

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