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...

Picnic with the Pops changes formats, features Wizard of Oz, Glee’s Matthew Morrison

With the 2016 summer season around the corner, Picnic with the Pops, Lexington’s premiere outdoor concert event, announced the artists and themes of this summer’s event. This August, the Picnic with the Pops commission, conductor Scott Terrell and the Lexington Philharmonic will transform the event into a festival format featuring two unique evenings at Keeneland’s Meadow at Keene Barn. On Friday,...

People in the News: LexPhil announces new team; three Fayette principals in leadership program

The Lexington Philharmonic \introduced four new additions to the orchestra’s administrative team for the 2016-2017 season. John Thompson became a full-time employee with the Lexington Philharmonic in January 2016. Before accepting the role as Marketing & Development Associate Manager, Thompson was LexPhil’s Patron Data Coordinator and served in the LexPhil Box office during his undergraduate...

Lexington’s 4th of July Festival begins Friday with Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social

Celebrate our nation’s Independence Day in downtown Lexington with a four-day weekend full of fun events for the whole family. The Fifth Third Bank Presents Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival kicks off Friday, July 1 at noon with the Great American Pie Contest and culminates the evening of July 4 with fireworks outside Commonwealth Stadium. All events are free and open to the public, except...

Lexington Philharmonic closes season with performance of big and bold Beethoven 5

The Lexington Philharmonic closes the 2015-16 season series with Beethoven 5, a program featuring both classic masterpieces and modern masters on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Singletary Center for the Arts. Paul Jacobs, the first and only organist to have won a Grammy Award, joins the Lexington Philharmonic for Guilmant’s Organ Symphony No. 1. “I can think of no more dramatic a close...

Lexington Philharmonic’s 55th season features works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms

The Lexington Philharmonic’s 55th season celebrates music as the collaborative force of the human spirit that inspires reflection, ecstasy and profundity and will feature masterworks of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, contemporary works by Grammy-Award winning composer Stephen Paulus and Christopher Theofanidis are also scheduled. “Programs are centered around music’s power to shape...

LexPhil’s Music Director Scott Terrell to conduct Opera Hong Kong, National Arts Orchestra

The Lexington Philharmonic announced multiple guest conducting engagements for Music Director and Conductor, Scott Terrell, including international debut engagements in 2016 with Opera Hong Kong and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and a return to Aspen Music Festival and School to lead a program with one of the world’s greatest violinists, Sarah Chang. Other world class soloists Terrell is slated...