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Lexington Philharmonic, Players Association reach master agreement for 2018-2022 term

The Lexington Philharmonic Society Board of Directors has announced that the Board of Directors and the Lexington Philharmonic Players Association have approved a new Master Agreement for the term 2018-2022. Steve Grossman, a member of the Lexington Philharmonic Society Board of Directors and Chair of the Board Negotiating Committee stated, “We appreciate all the efforts the musicians and the local...

Lexington Philharmonic features Mahler, Bernstein in season finale May 19 at Singletary Center for the Arts

The Lexington Philharmonic closes the 2017-18 season with an epic celebration of Bernstein’s musical legacy as a composer and conductor at Celebrating Bernstein, on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m at. the Singletary Center for the Arts. The evening begins with American composer John Corigliano’s “To Music,” followed by Bernstein’s Three Meditations from ‘Mass’ featuring cellist Joseph...

Lexington Philharmonic’s ’18-’19 season, ‘A Decade to Celebrate,’ to feature renowned, emerging artists

The Lexington Philharmonic proudly announces the 2018/19 Season, A Decade to Celebrate. The 2018/19 Season is one of celebrations, beautifully curated by Music Director & Conductor, Scott Terrell to inspire and uplift, and delight. The 2018/19 Season, a Decade to Celebrate, is a season-long celebration of LexPhil’s achievements over the last ten years under the artistic direction of Maestro...

Lexington Philharmonic’s American Snapshots to present four uniquely American musical visions

The Lexington Philharmonic presents four distinctly American musical visions in American Snapshots on Friday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. LexPhil kicks off the evening with John Harbison’s Foxtrot for Orchestra, followed by Erich Korngold’s cinematic Violin Concerto, featuring William Hagen. Closing the concert, the magic of Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian...

LexPhil’s PB&J Concert continues March 3 at Aviation Museum of Ky, Hummel Planetarium

The next concerts of the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert Series are Saturday, March 3rd at The Aviation Museum of Kentucky and at the Hummel Planetarium, in Richmond. Music Builds Exploration! will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at The Aviation Museum, and at 2:00 p.m. at the Hummel Planetarium. Following each half-hour PB&J concert, children...

Lexington Philharmonic kicks off 2018 with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’ Feb. 9

The Lexington Philharmonic will capture the intensity and emotion of one of history’s most influential, relevant works, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, ‘Leningrad,’ Friday, February 9th at Revolution at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Dedicated to the city of Leningrad, the work has remained a symbol of resistance against totalitarianism and militarism in both the Soviet Union...

Lexington Philharmonic Fairy-Tale Opera at annual Candy Cane! Nov. 26 to feature Hansel and Gretel

The Lexington Philharmonic kicks off the holiday season with its annual Candy Cane Concert on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Singletary Center for the Arts. LexPhil will present a very special semi-staged presentation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera Hänsel & Gretel, featuring the talents of Kentucky Opera Studio Artists. Originally conceived by the Brothers Grimm,...

LexPhil presents the world premiere of “No Borders: Concerto for Canadian Brass and Orchestra”

Canadian Brass (Photo from Canadian Brass) The Lexington Philharmonic presents world-renowned “Kings of Brass” Canadian Brass and Saykaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence Chris Brubeck for the world premiere of Brubeck’s No Borders: Concerto for Canadian Brass and Orchestra at CB Squared!, Saturday, November 11th at 7:30 pm at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The evening opens with Rossini’s...

Lexington Philharmonic’s PB&J Concert Series gets spooky Oct. 28 with Music Builds Thrills!

The second concerts of the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert Series will take place Saturday, October 28th at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and at the Community Arts Center, in Danville KY. Music Builds Thrills! will be presented at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM at Ashland, and at 2:00 PM at the Community Arts Center. Following each half-hour PB&J concert, children...

Pair of iconic symphonies and a modern American master among highlights of LexPhil’s Simplicity

Lexington Philharmonic presents the second concert of the 2017-18 season, Simplicity on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The evening opens with Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, followed by Pulitzer-prize winning American composer Dominick Argento’s Casa Guidi, an exquisite song cycle which brings to musical life the letters of Victorian poet Elizabeth...

Lexington Philharmonic kicks off 56th season Saturday with Opening Night: BRIGHT

The Lexington Philharmonic proudly kicks off their 56th season this Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Opening Night: Bright featuring pianist Joyce Yang and combined choir from Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Lafayette High School, is an energetic open to the 2017/18 season, with an array of colorful works from both contemporary composers and...

Lexington Philharmonic brings 2016-17 season to a close with performance of Gershwin & Tao

The Lexington Philharmonic closes the 2016-17 season series with Gershwin & Tao, an ambitious program featuring modern masterpieces on Friday, May 12, 2at 7:30 p.m. at Singletary Center for the Arts. Conrad Tao, this season’s Garbulinska Initiative artist joins the Lexington Philharmonic for George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. “What a terrific way to close out this memorable season–with...

‘Here Today, Hear Forever’ the theme for Lexington Philharmonic’s new 2017-18 season series

The Lexington Philharmonic announced its 2017-18 season, Here Today, Hear Forever. LexPhil’s 56th season celebrates living music as a collaborative force of the past, present and future, combining iconic masters of the orchestral cannon with living composers of today. By intertwining the two, LexPhil continues to create a musical environment of artistic excellence, innovation, collaboration and...

Beethoven, Brahms and Bagpipes: LexPhil continues 2017 season with pair of masterpieces

The Lexington Philharmonic continues its 2016-17 season, Hear it FIRST, with Beethoven and Brahms, a lively program featuring masterpieces of the orchestral cannon on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Yumi Kendall and Marc Rovetti will join LexPhil in Brahms’ dynamic Concerto for Violin and Cello. “I am thrilled to bring two...

Lexington Philharmonic warms up winter with performance of Carmen, soloist Curto

The Lexington Philharmonic continues its 2016-17 season, Hear it FIRST, with Carmen on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. World renowned Argentinean bandoneonist, Héctor Del Curto will be a featured soloist, known for his passionate virtuosity and technical brilliance. Together, Del Curto and LexPhil will bring to life a diverse and dazzling selection of works by...

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

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...

A Cathedral Christmas: Lexington Philharmonic continues holiday concert programming

The Lexington Philharmonic continues its holiday concert programming with A Cathedral Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the King. LexPhil will present a diverse selection of sacred works, including selections by Stephen Paulus, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Highlighting the program, the Lexington Chamber Chorale, led by Dr. Gary Anderson, and Ecco Chamber...

Candy Cane and the Snowman: LexPhil kicks off annual holiday series on Sunday at Singletary

The Lexington Philharmonic will kick off the Holiday’s with its annual Candy CaneConcert on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra (CKYO) members will return to the stage alongside LexPhil in this side-by-side concert with the combined choirs of Bryan Station High School, Dunbar High School, Henry Clay High School, Lafayette High School...

Lexington Philharmonic presents special show to honor veterans on Nov. 11

The Lexington Philharmonic will present its third Season Series concert, To Be Certain of the Dawn on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts (SCFA). This performance embodies several very important messages for humanity today, and is a significant undertaking for the orchestra. To Be Certain of the Dawn will be presented on Veteran’s Day to honor all who have fought...

Lexington Philharmonic continues season series with multi-media Finlandia & the Northern Lights

The Lexington Philharmonic proudly continues its Season Concert Series with Finlandia & the Northern Lights on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Sibelius’ ode to his homeland, Finlandia, coupled with his moody Symphony No. 1 will complete the first half of the evening. Closing the program will be The Legend of the Northern Lights, a multimedia work by Christopher Theofanidis...