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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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Philharmonic changes this weekend’s soloist

The Lexington Philharmonic has announced that there will be a change in soloists for this week’s nearly sold-out concerts. Awadagin Pratt, originally scheduled to perform music by George Gershwin at Thursday’s Kicked Back Classics concert at the Downtown Arts Center and Friday … Continue reading

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Ryan Shirar is departing for Cincinnati

Paragon Music Theatre has announced that founder Ryan Shirar will step down as the company’s music director and executive director after its May production of Gypsy to accept a full scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory … Continue reading

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Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is on

The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, which has become an annual Memorial Day weekend event at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, is back on for 2011. In previous seasons, the festival had been announced as part of the … Continue reading

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A couple hundred tickets available for Kentucky Christmas Chorus

The Mayor’s office reports that 270 tickets have become available for tonight’s (Dec. 14) presentation of the Kentucky Christmas Chorus at the Singletary Center for the Arts. As of last week, the annual sing-along was sold out (weird term, we … Continue reading

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Kentucky Christmas Chorus revamps

The Kentucky Christmas Chorus will have a very different look and a somewhat different cast of performers for its 21st edition at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 14. The chorus, which has traditionally been held at 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, will be presented … Continue reading

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Kickin’ back, with the Phil

The Lexington Philharmonic‘s inaugural Kicked Back Classics event started with a scene from the movie that has arguably done more for classical music than anything else in the the last quarter century (give a couple years): Amadeus. It’s the scene … Continue reading

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Review: Marvin Hamlisch with the UK Symphony at the Singletary Center

Orchestra week in Central Kentucky continued on some delightful notes Saturday night when composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch joined the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra for an evening of his and other writers’ classics. (See a photo gallery) It’s actually … Continue reading

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NY and Lex Phil on similar tracks?

Wednesday night the New York Philharmonic opened its season with a concert of jazzy, brassy and non-traditional fare that made me think about the Lexington Philharmonic’s upcoming season, which includes quite a bit of jazzy, brassy and non-traditional fare. Nearly … Continue reading

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