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,...

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...

LexPhil to open with production featuring nearly 300 artists, including college choristers

  The Lexington Philharmonic opens its 2015-2016 Season, titled Monumental, with Mahler 2 on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts.   Lexington-based soprano Karen Slack and J’nai Bridges, mezzo soprano, along with the combined college choruses of Transylvania University, Eastern Kentucky University, Asbury University and Berea College unite to fill the Singletary...

On Cue: LexPhil’s Scott Terrell thrives on ‘collective experience’ of art, live audience

Lexington Philharmonic’s Scott Terrell has had conducting jobs previously, but this is his first turn as music director. (Photo from LexPhil.org)   By John Gregory Special to KyForward   You may think Lexington Philharmonic Music Director Scott Terrell is only focused on his score and his players when he takes to the podium to begin a concert. But you’d be wrong. Terrell says he also...

Transylvania choir one of several joining the Lexington Philharmonic in Carmina Burana

Members of the Transylvania University Choir will join the Lexington Philharmonic and singers from other area colleges for a massive production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Friday, Nov. 14.   The concert will feature about 180 university students, professional soloists and a children’s choir from the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. in the Singletary Center for...

LexPhil adds poet, cellist, conductor, singers, stage director, extra events to ’14-’15 season

Staff report   The Lexington Philharmonic has added more details to its upcoming 2014-15 season of Pure Emotion such as a narrator, a soloist and a guest conductor.   Poet Frank X Walker will narrate Icarus in the October Heroes concert. (Photo from Frank X Walker/Facebook) LexPhil announced that former Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker would serve as narrator for Icarus: At the Edge...

Season at a Glance: LexPhil’s season of Pure Emotion adds Saturday evening concerts

Israeli-born Inon Barnatan returns to the Lexington Philharmonic in its opening concert to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Barnatan now lives in New York. (Photo from Inon Barnatan/Facebook)   Well into its fifth decade as Central Kentucky’s professional orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic is overcome with emotion. No, wait. That’s Pure Emotion, the symphony’s...

Season at a Glance: LexPhil’s season of Pure Emotion adds Saturday evening concerts

Israeli-born Inon Barnatan returns to the Lexington Philharmonic in its opening concert to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Barnatan now lives in New York. (Photo from Inon Barnatan/Facebook)   Well into its fifth decade as Central Kentucky’s professional orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic is overcome with emotion. No, wait. That’s Pure Emotion, the symphony’s...

LexPhil nearly sells out its season closer of Beethoven’s Ninth with chorus of three choirs

Soprano Jennifer Zetlan will perform in both Beethoven’s Ninth and Golijov’s “Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra.” (Photo provided)   The Lexington Philharmonic closes the 2013-2014 Season Series with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a program featuring both classic masterpieces and modern masters on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Singletary Center for the Arts.   Under...

Lexington hosts weekend of orchestras premieres and five student compositions

Lexington is abuzz this week with new music. First comes the world premiere of composer Adam Schoenberg’s Canto with the Lexington Philharmonic on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and next comes the chance for five young composers to have their works evaluated on April 12 at 2 p.m.   The highlight of this week of new music will include the debut of LexPhil’s commission of Composer-in Residence...

For third time, LexPhil conductor headsto Colorado Symphony to guest conduct

Scott Terrell conducts the Lexington Philharmonic in November in the concert featuring guest pianists Sonya and Elizabeth Schumann. (Photo by Richie Wireman)   Lexington Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor, Scott Terrell, has been asked to guest conduct a production of Symphony at the Movies: Casablanca in Denver with the Colorado Symphony on Feb. 8.   “Colorado Symphony is excited...

New Art at Noon weekly series on Thursdays will feature music, poetry and conversation

LexArts has announced a new weekly series to take place at noon on Thursdays at ArtsPlace in downtown Lexington. Art at Noon – Music, Poetry and Conversation is a free and informal gathering of arts enthusiasts for an hour of cultural engagement and is made possible through the generosity of Lexington investment firm Hilliard Lyons.   This series of one-hour downtown lunchtime events will...

LexPhil adds to full schedule of education concerts with new Music Builds … Discovery

Members of the Lexington Philharmonic (including cellist Clyde Beavers in bow tie) join members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras in March as part of the New Music Experiment. (Photo from Facebook)   The Lexington Philharmonic has announced a new education initiative for the coming 2013-14 season entitled Music Builds.   Music Builds is designed to work across curricula and to add...