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Notebook: Kayoko Dan makes a dramatic return to Lexington

Former Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras director Kayoko Dan returned to the Bluegrass Friday night, directing the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in a cinematic concert that highlighted several of the group’s principal players. Dan said Monday that the program was completely chosen … Continue reading

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Concert day: Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel at the Norton Center

Reminder: The Vienna Philharmonic concert at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts will be broadcast live, starting at 8:15 p.m., on WEKU-FM 88.9 and WUOL-FM 90.5. DANVILLE – It was only a rehearsal, but Nick Niehaus was breaking out … Continue reading

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Podcast: Young cellist organizes big benefit concert for Haiti

Click play to hear a conversation with Concert of Hope organizer Jacob Yates. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/02/100219podcast-haiti.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. UPDATE: Ben Sollee has been added to the lineup for this performance. Jacob Yates found the sheer numbers of … 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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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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Maestro Rich Brooks

When it rains, it pours in Lexington’s classical music world. Friday, we heard Scott Terrell was taking the baton for the Lexington Philharmonic. Monday, we learned Kayoko Dan will ascend the podium for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. Today, we … Continue reading

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October Symphony

Here’s a fun fact about Scott Terrell, who was announced Friday as the new music director of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kayoko Dan, who is being announced today as the new music director for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. … 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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Readers pick Chen for Phil music director; search committee to begin deliberating

There are nine contenders to become the next music director of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.  But in a completely unscientific, inconsequential-except-for-fun Copious Notes poll, just over half the readers voted for Mei-Ann Chen, the last candidate to audition with 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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