Lexington Philharmonic’s season-long 50th anniversary celebration

Posted on: January 10, 2012

In Sunday’s (1/8) Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky), Rich Copley writes, “A 50th-anniversary celebration cannot be contained in one event, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra music director Scott Terrell says. The orchestra will be featured Saturday night in a gala concert of movie music designed to highlight numerous aspects of the orchestra’s 50 years, and in the spirit of the Academy Awards, the event will include a red carpet and an Oscars-style after-party. But Terrell and executive director Allison Kaiser say the entire 2011-12 season is an effort to celebrate the orchestra’s past 50 years and continue evolving over the next 50. ‘All of the pieces to the season are part of the celebration,’ Terrell says, citing the season-opening concert with superstar violinist Midori, the February world premiere of a new work by composer Daniel Kellogg, and May’s season finale of Gustav Holst’s epic The Planets, accompanied by high-definition video from the Hubble Telescope. … Events during the 50th anniversary season also highlight new partnerships. The Kellogg commission was supported by the new Saykaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence Program, a partnership with the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington.”

Posted January 10, 2012