Tag Archives: University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

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: Lang Lang with the UK Symphony

For most of Richard Strauss’ Burleske, Lang Lang was watching the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Nardolillo, trading phrases with the musicians like they were chatting, dancing in his seat during his rests, even making a few conducting gestures … 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 Symphony opens with the return of Itzhak Perlman

See a photo gallery from Itzhak Perlman’s 2011 performance with the UK Symphony. The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will open its 2012-13 season the same way the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony will: with a performance by … Continue reading

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Lang Lang coming to Lexington in 2013

We barely have 2012 out of the gate and Singletary Center for the Arts director Michael Grice has already announced what very well may be the classical music event of 2013: Pianist Lang Lang will perform with the University of … Continue reading

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WEG Opening Ceremonies DVD

If you want to relive the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, or you feel like you never really got to see it in the abbreviated TV broadcast of the ceremonies, the event is now out … Continue reading

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