LexPhil featuring the music of James Bond during third annual New Year’s Eve concert

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The Lexington Philharmonic welcomes celebrated vocalist, Hilary Kole to Lexington for LexPhil’s third annual New Year’s Eve concert, Casino Royale: The Music of James Bond at the Lexington Opera House on Saturday, Dec. 31st, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

LexPhil and Kole will join forces to perform the Bond film catalog, from ‘Casino Royale’ to ‘Diamonds are Forever’, and more.

A perennially popular presence in the NYC jazz scene and a world renowned concert hall and symphony performer, Kole will perform dazzling selections from the James Bond film catalog, joined by the debonair accompaniment of the Lexington Philharmonic.

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With songs written by some the world’s greatest film composers, Kole unleashes deep, emotional elements of her own artistry into the music she performs. There will be a playful, organic approach between Kole and LexPhil, with a mix of sounds new and old.

Hailed by critics as a “musical marvel!”, Kole continues to engage audiences throughout the world since beginning her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace that stage. She has appeared to sold-out audiences at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, at Lincoln Center as part of the “American Songbook Series” with Jonathan Schwartz, and at Carnegie Hall for the tribute to Oscar Peterson alongside Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Nancy Wilson.

Kole has had the privilege of being the last singer to record with Oscar Peterson, and the first singer since Ella Fitzgerald to record a duet with that jazz legend.

In addition to her recordings with Oscar Peterson, Kole has also recorded with music legends Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Michel LeGrand, Mulgrew Miller, David Frishberg, Monty Alexander, Benny Green, Freddy Cole, John Pizzarelli, and Mike Renzi among others. Her most recent album, “A Self Portrait,” was released in fall 2014 to rave reviews and was featured on USA Today’s Top Ten List.

Shaken Not Stirred – A post-concert New Year’s Soirée will follow the concert for $85 per person. Tickets include hearty hors d’oeuvres, specialty (shaken, not stirred) cocktails, and more at Hopcat’s upstairs lounge—directly across the street from the Lexington Opera House.

Valet parking is available for $10 per car at the Short Street Entrance to the Lexington Opera House and will be available throughout and after the post-concert soiréeat Hopcat. The circle driveway in front of the Short Street entrance is available for temporary drop-off and pick-up of guests. Convenient general parking is available in the Victorian Square garage located at Short Street and North Broadway and metered street parking is available in some areas of downtown Lexington near the Lexington Opera House. Visit www.lexphil.org for an up-to-date parking map.

Tickets to Casino Royale: The Music of James Bond are $25-$100 with $11 student tickets as available. Casino Royale: The Music of James Bond is made possible with support from Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty and Lexus of Lexington, Concert Partners.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the concert and post-concert soirée, please contact the Lexington Philharmonic Box Office at 859.233.4226, or visit the website at www.lexphil.org.

The mission of the Lexington Philharmonic is to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music; to enrich the lives of our diverse citizenry; to educate current and future audiences and to bring distinction to our community through the orchestra’s presence and standing.

Through LexPhil’s four core values of artistic excellence, innovation, collaboration and accessibility, LexPhil will continue to move forward, artistically and purposefully, providing world-class musical experiences and impactful educational opportunities for the Bluegrass Region and beyond.

Now in his eighth season with the Lexington Philharmonic, Music Director and Conductor Scott Terrell has led the orchestra in a significant transformation to align with the organizational values of artistic excellence, collaboration, innovation and accessibility.

From LexPhil Communications

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