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Lexington Chamber Orchestra builds strong ensemble, audience in two years

The Lexington Chamber Orchestra has been going since the Fall of 2015, an earnest endeavor led by Jan Pellant, a graduate student in conducting at the University of Kentucky. The ensemble contains players with experience in the Lexington Philharmonic, UK Symphony Orchestra, and other prominent Lexington music backgrounds. And the group has attracted a healthy audience of ardent area music fans, who turned out in force for Saturday night’s second season finale.

Music News & Reviews

From solo to symphony: three views of the banjo

Bela Fleck’s “The Juno Concerto” unleashes the banjo with a full symphony, Danny Barnes’ “Stove Up” opts for a traditional bluegrass combo environment, and Noam Pikelny’s “Universal Favorite” goes it completely alone. All are strikingly original albums that, because of the dramatic contrasts in the music they promote, unlock seemingly boundless possibilities for an instrumental voice viewed by some people as merely a rudimentary accent of rural South and Appalachia.

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What are the best places to run in Lexington?

John Sensenig, who has owned John's Run/Walk Shop for 40 years, suggests good places to run in Lexington.
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What are the best places to run in Lexington?

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