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Lexington Philharmonic 2013-14 season

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2013-14 season, which will continue its efforts to bring new music and emerging artists to Lexington. The season will start Sept. 20 with a concert including Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony and include the … Continue reading

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Live blog: Lexington Philharmonic opening night

In the pre-concert talk (photo, above) pianist Alessio Bax has to caution himself against talking about Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini too much lest “I make myself nervous,” he said. “There are a lot of challenges.” Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Review: Lexington Philharmonic presents old and new classics with youthful vigor

Program notes at orchestra concerts almost always tell you where a work was premiered, usually well over a century ago, and we can only imagine what it was like to be there and here a work by, say, Ludwig Van … Continue reading

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LexPhil’s guest composer gives sneak peek of world premiere

About a third of the way into Daniel Kellogg‘s Mozart’s Hymn the Lexington Philharmonic’s strings swelled and then burst, a luscious melody flowing under sparkling trills and tweets that carried the listener along. It was enchanting, though the audience at … Continue reading

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Couple took a chance to encourage new music

Ronald Saykaly didn’t know ­exactly what he was paying for. The Lexington physician and his wife, former concert pianist Teresa Garbulinska, attended the inaugural Chamber Music Festival of Lexington in 2007 at the invitation of some friends. At the first … Continue reading

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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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How can Lexington become a creative hotbed?

When composer Dan Kellogg graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, he assumed that he needed to move to New York City, the center of the musical universe. There were challenges, particularly in finding a place to live. Both he … Continue reading

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Composer’s visit marks new venture between festival, philharmonic

Based on his résumé alone, landing Daniel Kellogg as composer-in-residence for the 2011 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington seems like a coup. His commissions range from a piece for the Philadelphia Orchestra to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s … Continue reading

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Picnic with the Pops returns to Keeneland

For the second year, Picnic with the Pops will take place at Keeneland, this time featuring the Miami-based Cuban-music group Tiempo Libre with the Lexington Philharmonic. Last year, Picnic with the Pops moved out of the Kentucky Horse Park and into … Continue reading

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Shows not getting out of Cats’ way

It used to be that area performing arts groups would go to great lengths to avoid presenting shows that would conflict with a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game. But Saturday night, despite the fact that they will overlap with … Continue reading

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