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August 14, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 14, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 15, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 15, 2014 – August 16, 2014

Picnic with the Pops: Michael Cavanaugh and the Songs of Elton John

Since forming in 1980, Picnic with the Pops has grown into a beloved outdoor concert event held annually each August, featuring the Lexington Philharmonic along with a new special guest every year. This year’s guest will be pianist and singer Michael Cavanaugh, performing the music music of Elton John and more with full symphonic accompaniment. Taking place at the idyllic Keene …

Start: August 15, 2014
End: August 16, 2014
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $15- $300

August 16, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 16, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 17, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 18, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 18, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 19, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 19, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 20, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 20, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 21, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 21, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 22, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 22, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 23, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 24, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 24, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

September 7, 2014

Matthew Cochran at Natasha’s Bistro

Matthew Cochran is a singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist who mixes the plaintive folksong of his native Appalachia with classical conservatory training. A ten-year veteran of the concert stage, Cochran abandoned traditional classical performances in 2010 in search of a hybrid between American roots music and classical composition. www.beetnik.com

Start: September 7, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 7, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

September 20, 2014

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Bolero & Barnatan’ at Singletary Center for The Arts

LexPhil’s 2014-2015 Season begins with Bolero & Barnatan at Singletary Center for the Arts. Pianist Inon Barnatan, recently appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, joins LexPhil for Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 1. Gershwin’s Cuban Overture complete the evening with Cuban rhythms, followed by French composer Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso and Bolero. Visit www.lexphil.org for more information.

Start: September 20, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

October 1, 2014

Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile at Norton Center for The Arts

  Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile return to the Norton Center – this time as a duo, crossing traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music.  These two MacArthur Fellows have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including their 2014 duo recording; Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions; a 2008 recording of original compositions; and, most …

Start: October 1, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 1, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

October 11, 2014

Lara St. John & Marie-Pierre Langlamet at Norton Center for The Arts

Fresh from the success of their 2012 collaboration Bach Sonatas, celebrated violinist Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will form a duo once again for a recording and tour featuring the works of Bach and Franz Schubert. Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York …

Start: October 11, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 11, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

October 17, 2014

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Heroes: Eroica & Icarus’ at Singletary Center for The Arts

As featured on Heroes: Eroica & Icarus,  music by minimalist composer Phillip Glass makes its first appearance on a LexPhil program with the narrated film Icarus at the Edge of Time, a multimedia experience in film, orchestral score, and guest narrator at the Lexington Opera House. Premiered in 2010 at the World Science Festival, Icarus is based on a children’s …

Start: October 17, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

October 18, 2014

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Heroes: Eroica & Icarus’ at Singletary Center for The Arts

As featured on Heroes: Eroica & Icarus,  music by minimalist composer Phillip Glass makes its first appearance on a LexPhil program with the narrated film Icarus at the Edge of Time, a multimedia experience in film, orchestral score, and guest narrator at the Lexington Opera House. Premiered in 2010 at the World Science Festival, Icarus is based on a children’s …

Start: October 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 18, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

October 26, 2014

Branford Marsalis & the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at Singletary Center for The Arts

  Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own …

Start: October 26, 2014 3:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $25/$35/$50

November 14, 2014

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Carmina Burana’ at Singletary Center for the Arts

Carmina Burana! features LexPhil, joined by a combined mass choir of regional collegiate choral groups from Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, Transylvania University and more at the Singletary Center for the Arts for a grand presentation of Orff’s Carmina Burana, paired with Scriabin’s symphonic poem, The Poem of Ecstasy. www.lexphil.org

Start: November 14, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

February 13, 2015

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger’ at Singletary Center for The Arts

The second half of the 2014-2015 Season kicks off with Tchaikovsky & Crouching Tiger at Singletary Center for the Arts. Contemporary Chinese composer, Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto for cello is inspired by his Oscar-winning film score. Dun’s piece is presented alongside Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky’s classic Symphony No. 2. www.lexphil.org

Start: February 13, 2015 7:00 pm
End: February 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

March 19, 2015

Kronos Quartet: WWI Chronicles at EKU Center for the Arts

An unforgettable night of music with America’s preeminent chamber quartet, the program features “World War I Chronicles,” a new work for string quartet commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of WWI. A remarkable multimedia performance event featuring a video component, documentary audio, and never-before-seen archival footage from the era. www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 19, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 19, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $27-$43

April 17, 2015

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Ainadamar’ at Singletary Center for the Arts

A performance Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar or Fountain of Tears will be presented at the Lexington Opera House in a first time collaboration with the Kentucky Opera. This opera focuses on the long lasting impact of the poet Lorca on generations of artists around the world – through Golijov’s brilliant musical score that highlights tango, Flamenco, …

Start: April 17, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 17, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 18, 2015

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Ainadamar’ at Singletary Center for the Arts

A performance Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar or Fountain of Tears will be presented at the Lexington Opera House in a first time collaboration with the Kentucky Opera. This opera focuses on the long lasting impact of the poet Lorca on generations of artists around the world – through Golijov’s brilliant musical score that highlights tango, Flamenco, …

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

April 24, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra at EKU Center for The Arts

Under the direction of Artistic Director and Lead Violinist Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become a one of the most energetic and sought after chamber groups of this era. They are joined by the celebrated Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, who The New York Times says exhibits “a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in memory.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: April 24, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 24, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $35-$52

May 15, 2015

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Symphonie Fantastique: Sonic Colors’ at Singletary Center for The Arts

The 2014-2015 season closes with Symphonie Fantastique: Sonic Colors at the Singletary Center for the Arts with a celebration of great Romantic works. LexPhil will present an excerpt from the colorful The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by contemporary American composer Michael Gandolfi, Alexandre da Costa, violin, will join LexPhil for Sibelius’ triumphant Violin Concerto, op. 47 and the concert will …

Start: May 15, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 15, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States