Lexington Philharmonic tries new formats with 2010-11 season

Posted on: January 25, 2010

In Saturday’s (1/23) Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky), Rich Copley writes, “New Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra music director Scott Terrell has planned a mold-breaking 2010-11 season with an eye toward attracting new audiences to the orchestra’s concerts. … The standard formula for a symphony concert in Lexington, and with most orchestras, has been a short overture to open the program, a concerto featuring an instrumental or vocal soloist and, after intermission, a longer symphonic work of 40 minutes to an hour. None of the concerts next season fit that mold. … Among the highlights of the schedule are concerts with national pop acts Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Take 6 and local ensembles such as the Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble and Lafayette High School Chorus; a world-premiere composition; and a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s massive Symphony No. 10. … The February 2011 concert will feature the world premiere of the orchestral version of Daniel Thomas Davis’ Book of Songs and Visions. Davis originally wrote the piece, inspired by time spent in Central Kentucky, for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington in 2008. It went on to win the prestigious Morton Gould award for composition.”

Posted January 25, 2010