The Lexington Philharmonic

Classics Series

Firebird & Fandangos

Teresa Garbulinska Memorial Concert
September 14, 2012
7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Concert Sponsor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Sierra: Fandangos
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini; featuring Alessio Bax, piano
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

LexPhil kicks off the 12-13 season with musical fireworks showcased by American composer Roberto Sierra's fantasy piece, Fandangos and works by Russion-born composers, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff (featuring Alessio Bax on piano).

Copland's America

November 16, 2012
7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Guest Artist Sponsor, Frost Brown Todd, LLC

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Copland: Old American Songs No. 1
Copland: Suite from the Tenderland
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; featuring Noel Bouley, baritone and choruses from Berea College, Transylvania University, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky

LexPhil celebrates composers Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Jean Sibelius and their musical influence on their respectful national cultures in Copland's America, which showcases for the first time, a mass chorus comprised of members from five area colleges and universities.

Beethoven + eighth blackbird

March 1, 2013
7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Guest Artist Sponsor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Mozart: Divertimento K. 136
Jennifer Higdon: On a Wire; featuring eighth blackbird
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

LexPhil welcomes two-time Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird performing the groundbreaking composition On a Wire by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon. The concert concludes with Beethoven's powerful Symphony No. 7.

Bach Brandenburg

March 22, 2013
7:30 pm | Singletary Center for the Arts
Chelsea Tipton II, guest conductor

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Handel: Royal Fireworks Music

Guest conductor Chelsea Tipton, II and guest soprano, Adrienne Danrich join LexPhil in a program infused with Latin & Baroque influences as audience members are transported from the music of Bach and Handel to South America with Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos and Argentinian composer Ginastera.

Moser Performs Shostakovich

April 12, 2013
7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Presented by UK Healthcare

Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 ; featuring Johannes Moser, cello
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

LexPhil explores Dvorak's Eighth Symphony and welcomes guest artist, Johannes Moser to perform Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1. Rusty Air in Carolina, a composition combining traditional orchestral sounds with electronica by American composer, Mason Bates will provide beautiful contrast.

Rach 3

May 10, 2013
7:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts
Concert Sponsor, Central Bank

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3; featuring Han Chen, piano
Peter Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America; featuring Project SEE Theatre

Note: Due to unexpected personal circumstances, Chu-Fang Huang will not be able to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Lexington Philharmonic. Chu-Fang will be giving a recital on May 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington at 3PM. Taking her place will be Han Chen.

Special Concerts

Handel's Messiah

December 15, 2012
7:30 pm, Cathedral of Christ the King

Lexington Chamber Chorale and Guest Soloists

Maestro Terrell conducts this holiday classic in the majestic setting of the Cathedral of Christ the King with the Lexington Chamber Chorale and guest soloists.

Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires

February 1 & 2, 2013 SOLD OUT
7:30 pm, Downtown Arts Center
February 2-3, 2013
2:00 pm, Downtown Arts Center

Join LexPhil on the surreal journey of a woman seduced by tango into the shadowy underworld of Buenos Aires. The intimate setting of the Downtown Arts Center with guest narrator, soloists and LexPhil tango banda will bring Piazzolla's sultry tango opera, the downfall and resurrection of Maria, to life. This performance is intended for mature audiences only and contains sensitive content.