Tag Archives: John Nardolillo

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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UK Concerto Competition winners get to the hearts of their scores

The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition may be a big deal, a rare opportunity and all that, but wearing a couple of hats at Pikeville College and pursuing a doctorate at UK didn’t leave Tamara Bustamante much time … Continue reading

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Kayoko Dan era begins at CKYO

Since I am a Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra parent, I stay away from writing about CKYO for the paper — sort of an obvious conflict of interest there. But it is certainly worth noting that the Kayoko Dan era officially … Continue reading

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Mark O’Connor and the UK Symphony

It’s a typical rehearsal two days before a concert. The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is on the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall with conductor John Nardolillo stopping occasionally to tweak parts, but mostly letting … Continue reading

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Review: UK Symphony Orchestra and soprano Cynthia Lawrence

More than a decade ago, Everett McCorvey started building the University of Kentucky’s opera program into a nationally recognized boutique for training young voices and presenting exciting programs. The middle of this decade, John Nardolillo took over the UK Symphony … Continue reading

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Live this Weekend: Cynthia Lawrence, the new diva in town

Friday night is diva night in Downtown Lexington. On one side of town, we have Angela Brown kicking off First Presbyterian Church’s new philanthropic concert series. On the other side, we have the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra opening its … Continue reading

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Video: UK Symphony plays Beethoven’s 9th

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” is one of those works everyone has heard, at least in part, whether they know it or not. If you’ve ever hummed the tune Ode to Joy — in your church hymnal, it … 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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Brooks’ bourbon bottle benefits UK Symphony

I will never again see news of the Keeneland-Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle events without thinking of how Tom Eblen succinctly summed up the Central Kentucky rite of spring last year: It has to be one of Kentucky’s stranger traditions: Buy … Continue reading

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‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ photo album

Here’s our slide show from the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Mouse over the bottom to get controls. Click on the little comment cloud to the left to activate captions. If you click on a … Continue reading

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