Music News & Reviews

6 things to do this weekend in The Bluegrass

By Rich Copley

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in “The Princess Bride,” which has 30th anniversary showings in theaters around the area on Sunday and Wednesday.
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in “The Princess Bride,” which has 30th anniversary showings in theaters around the area on Sunday and Wednesday. Fathom Events

Lexington Philharmonic

This one is for classical music and poetry lovers: Conductor Scott Terrell and the Phil welcome mezzo-soprano Sofia Selowsky to sing Dominick Argento’s “Casa Guidi,” a song cycle based on letters by Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The program at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, will also feature Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4” and Serge Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony.” Tickets are $25 to $75. 859-233-4226.

Tyler Childers, who performed at the MoonTower Music Festival in August, is in the midst of a three-night stand at The Burl. Rich Copley

Tyler Childers

The Irvine-resident has been crisscrossing the country and even hopping the pond to promote his Sturgill Simpson-produced breakout album, “Purgatory.” But he has come home for a three-night stand at The Burl, 375 Thompson Road. Showtimes are 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, but unfortunately, if you don’t have tickets, the shows are sold out. Tyler’s a popular guy.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Andre Watts
Andre Watts performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on Saturday at the Norton Center for the Arts. Steve J. Sherman

Two classical music stars join forces as pianist Andre Watts teams with the revered Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, 600 West Walnut Street in Danville. Tickets are $39-$75.

Lexington Camera Club

The storied photography group opens a new exhibit of work by club members including Guy Mendes, David Coyle, Angel Clark and Mick Jeffries dedicated to the memory of Nori Hall, a member of the club who died earlier this year. The opening reception at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street, is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a talk by curator Paul Paletti at 6 p.m. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Dec. 15. 859-280-2218.

Political tunes

The Lexington Chamber Chorale opens its 2017-18 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main Street, with a night of music that has been part of revolution and resistance over the years, specifically during the American Civil Rights Movement and the 1980s Baltic Revolution. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 students and $15 each in groups of six or more.

‘The Princess Bride’

The “Inconceivable!” tale of “twue wuv,” “mawage” and much more is back on the big screen for a 30th anniversary celebration, showing at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Regal Hamburg Pavilion Stadium 16, Cinemark Fayette Mall, Movie Tavern at Brannon Crossing, Cinemark at Richmond Centre, and 2 p.m. Sunday only at the Grand Theatre Frankfort.