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Arts Preview 2011-12: Classical music calendar

This calendar includes listings for all kinds of classical music: symphonic, choral, chamber, etc. Venue addresses are not listed because of space considerations. Contact the venue or presenting organization for that information, or go to Calendar.kentucky.com for details. Some orchestra pops concerts, particularly those with marquee guest singers, are listed on the pop music calendar starting on Page F3. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Individual undergraduate student recitals are not listed. For Ticketmaster events, call 1-800-745-3000 or go to Ticketmaster.com.

Cincinnati Pops: That's Entertainment! — Brian Stokes Mitchell and Katharine McPhee. 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$96.50. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatipops.org.

Stephen Leist, pipe organ. 12:10 p.m. Sept. 20. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Canadian Brass. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. Free but tickets required. (859) 233-8120. www.transy.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Mozart and Mahler — Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Nicola Benedetti, violin. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$85. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

UK Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/finearts/music.

Carmen, by Kentucky Opera. 8 p.m. Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 8 p.m. Sept. 30. W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre, Louisville. $35-$95. 1-800-775-7777. www.kyopera.org.

Reginald Smith Jr., voice recital. 3 p.m. Sept. 25. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Lydian String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $22, $7.50 children and students, free for UK students with ID. (859) 257-4929. www.cmsck.org.

Asbury University Music Alumni Recital. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext.2250.

Daniel Weeks, tenor. 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Love, Pain and Mystery: Daniel Weeks, tenor, and Donna Loewy, piano. 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www. georgetowncollege.edu.

Michael Fogler, classical guitar faculty recital. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Lexington Philharmonic with Midori, violin. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $55-$100. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Boom, Boom, Pow! — Julian Kuerti, conductor, and Richard Jensen and Patrick Schleker, timpani. 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Oct. 1. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Hahn-Bin, violin. 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $30. 1-877-448-7469. nortoncenter.com.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: Monteverdi the Maestro. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Central Baptist Church, Lexington. $20 adults, $10 students. (859) 317-3353. www.chamberchorale.com.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras Concerto Competition. Noon Oct. 2. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929. www.ckyo.org.

Phil Sehmann, faculty horn recital. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.eku.edu.

Kris Kean, faculty flute recital. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.eku.edu.

ArtsAsia Festival: Music and Ritual: Himalayan Music. 7 p.m. Oct. 6. UK Niles Gallery, Lexington. (859) 257-7858. www.uky.edu/centers/asia/embraceasia/schedule-2011.php.

Chorale Invitational Festival Concert. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

An Evening of Brazilian Music: Justin Badgerow, piano, and Sarah Daughtrey, mezzo-soprano. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Lexington Philharmonic Family Concert: Rhythms of the World with UK Percussion Ensemble. 3 p.m. Oct. 9. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. $14 adults, $8 children. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Quarteto Vivace Brasil. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $22, $7.50 children and students, free for UK students with ID. (859) 257-4929. www.cmsck.org.

On and Off the Beaten Path: Piano Music Old and New: Nicholas Phillips, piano. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Mark Schell, pipe organ. 12:10 p.m. Oct. 11. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Transylvania University Faculty Showcase Recital. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Transylvania University Carrick Theater, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

UK Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 3 p.m. Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. April 22. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/finearts/music.

Constella Festival: Hilary Hahn, violin, and Valentina Lisitsa, piano. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Hamilton County Memorial Hall, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Constella Festival: Queen City Connections with Liang Wang, oboe. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Global Pulse — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, and Nicole Cabell, soprano. 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Constella Festival: Piazzolla, Prokofiev and Pointe Shoes with Concert: Nova and Cincinnati Ballet. 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Cincinnati Ballet Center, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Boston Pops and UK Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Rupp Arena, Lexington. $27.25-$106.75.

Constella Festival: Russian Romantic Piano with Alexander Toradze Piano Studio. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Collegiate Invitational Concert. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Asbury University Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

EKU Music Department Brass Choir. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Asbury University String Clinic Concert. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Constella Festival: Russian Rhapsody by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. $12-$35. www.constellafestival.org.

Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-9331. www.ukoperatheatre.org.

Constella Festival: American Icons at 100 by Vocal Arts Ensemble. 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Hamilton County Memorial Hall, Cincinnati. $12-$35. www.constellafestival.org.

Roméo et Juliette, by UK Opera Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. $40 adults, $37 seniors and UK faculty and staff, $15 students. (859) 233-3535 or Ticketmaster. www.uky.edu/FineArts/Music/opera.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: Wynonna Judd. 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$101. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

Music for Fun concert. 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Transylvania University Carrick Theater, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

Constella Festival: Menahem Pressler, piano, Alexander Kerr, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and Eric Kim, cello. 4 p.m. Oct. 23. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. www.constellafestival.org.

John Linker, organ. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Choral Evensong with Christ Church Cathedral choirs. 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Georgetown College Chorale. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Central Kentucky Guitar Night. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Natasha's Bistro and Bar, Lexington. $6. (859) 259-2754. www.beetnik.com.

UK Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Piano Works of Johannes Brahms: Dror Biran, piano. 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Munich Symphony and Gloriae Dei Cantores. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $35-$55. 1-855-358-7469. ekucenter.com.

Constella Festival: Michael Maniaci, countertenor. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Church of the Advent, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Maria LeRose, organ doctoral recital. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Constella Festival: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: Jefferson in Paris, with Philippe Quint, violin. 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. $10. www.constellafestival.org.

UK Lab Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Cavani String Quartet. 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Morehead State University Baird Music Hall, Morehead. (606) 783-2198. www.moreheadstate.edu/mtd.

Music for Mission: Lexington Bach Choir and Lafayette Madrigal Singers. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. First Presbyterian Church, Lexington. Free but tickets required. (859) 225-0370. www.fpclex.org/musicformission.html.

Tyler Cantrell, senior percussion recital. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

UK Women's Choir. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $10 adults, $5 students, children, seniors, UK Choir alumni. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Sound Explosion — Kristjan Järvi, conductor, and Mikhail Simonyan, violin. 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Falstaff, by Georgetown College Lyric Theatre. 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 3 p.m. Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. $10 adults, $5 students, free for children younger than 10. (502) 863-8134. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Mark Kano, voice recital. 2 p.m. Nov. 5. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

UK Percussion Ensemble. 3 p.m. Nov. 5. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Lexington Bach Choir with Lafayette Madrigal Singers. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. The Presbyterian Church of Danville, Danville. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. lexbach.org.

Transylvania University choirs, orchestra and bands: Family Weekend Concert. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

Drumline Live! 8 p.m. Nov. 5. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$40. 1-800-775-7777. www.kentuckycenter.org.

Harlem String Quartet. 3 p.m. Nov. 6. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $22, $7.50 children and students, free for UK students with ID. (859) 257-4929. www.cmsck.org.

Lexington Brass Band: Brass Fantasia. 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington. $5. (859) 858-3877 or (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2246. www.lexingtonbrassband.com.

Schuyler Robinson, organ. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Cincinnati Pops: Sweet Sounds of the '70s — New York Voices. 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$96.50. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatipops.org.

Constella Festival: An Evening with Joshua Bell, violin. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Hamilton County Memorial Hall, Cincinnati. Various prices. www.constellafestival.org.

Capital City Community Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Dec. 30, 7 p.m. March 29. First United Methodist Church, Frankfort. (502) 227-3515. www.frankfortcccb.com.

Andreas Klein, piano: The Two Virtuosi: Busoni and Liszt. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Berea College Phelps Stokes Auditorium, Berea. www.berea.edu/convocations.

Lasting Impressions: Jana Flygstad, flute, and Sou Lou Smith, piano. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Russian Festival "Legends" — Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Terrence Wilson, piano. 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: The Human Spirit, with Lexington Singers and UK Chamber Chorale. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert: All Aboard! 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $12, $7 children. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

Georgetown College Concert Choir. 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Tempest in the Gallery: Gregory Partain, piano. 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Transylvania University Morlan Gallery, Lexington. (859) 233-8142. www.transy.edu/morlan.

SNATS Musical Parody Concert. 11 a.m. Nov. 15. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. $2. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

EBQ Faculty Recital. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.eku.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Russian Festival "Voices" — Pinchas Steinberg, conductor, and Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Abigail Gill, senior organ recital. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Transylvania Singers and Pioneer Voices. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Transylvania University Carrick Theater, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

The Marriage of Figaro, by Kentucky Opera. 8 p.m. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 20. W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre, Louisville. $28-$95. 1-800-775-7777. www.kyopera.org.

Metropolitan Opera District Auditions. 10 a.m. Nov. 19. UK Memorial Hall, Lexington. (859) 257-9331. www.ukoperatheatre.org.

Drumline Live! 8 p.m. Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $25-$37. Ticketmaster. www.tafttheatre.org.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: An Emperor's Rise and Fall, with Jeffrey Khaner, flute. 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. $10. (513) 723-1182, Ext. 102. www.ccocincinnati.org.

Duo piano recital. 3 p.m. Nov. 20. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.eku.edu.

UK Wind Ensemble. 3 p.m. Nov. 20. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras: Symphony and Concert Orchestras. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $10. (859) 254-0796. www.ckyo.org.

Georgetown College Tiger Symphonic Band Fall Anniversary Concert. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. Admission is a canned or processed food offering. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Georgetown Choral Society Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. First Christian Church, Georgetown. www.georgetownchoralsociety.org.

EKU Concert Choir Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. Nov. 30. The Forum at Hal Rogers Center, Hazard. $10 adults, $5 students ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger. 1-800-246-7521, Ext. 73067 or 73070. www.hazardperformingarts.com.

Lexington Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah with Lexington Chamber Chorale and guest soloists. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Cathedral of Christ the King, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Handel's Messiah, with Lexington Baroque Ensemble and Christ Church Cathedral choirs. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. $15-$35. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Winterscape — Andrew Grams, conductor, and Ray Chen, violin. 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Kentuckians Barbershop Chorus: The Spirit of Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. $12. thekentuckians.org.

UK School of Music presents Collage with UK choral ensembles. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Dec. 4. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/finearts/music.

Handel's Messiah with Georgetown College choirs. 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Linton Music: Stravinsky and Beethoven. 4 p.m. Dec. 4. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. (513) 381-6868. lintonmusic.org.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras: Preparatory Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $8. (859) 254-0796. www.ckyo.org.

Afiara String Quartet. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati. $25. (859) 581-6877. www.cincychamber.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: Global Sleigh Ride. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25 adults, $15 children. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Transylvania choirs, orchestra and bands holiday concert. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

Cincinnati Pops: Happy Holidays With the Pops — Sandi Patty. 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$101. (513) 381-3300. www. cincinnatipops.org.

Vocal Arts Ensemble: Christmas with VAE. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 559-0000. www.vaecinci.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: Candy Cane Takes a Global Sleigh Ride. 3 p.m. Dec. 11. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $14 adults, $8 children. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: Sing Noel. 5 p.m. Dec. 11. Central Baptist Church, Lexington. $20 adults, $10 students. (859) 317-3353. www.chamberchorale.com.

Vocal Arts Ensemble: Christmas with VAE. 5 p.m. Dec. 11. Summit Country Day School Chapel, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 559-0000. www.vaecinci.org.

Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song with UK Opera Theatre. 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Victorian Square, Lexington. (859) 257-9331. www.ukoperatheatre.org.

Central Kentucky Concert Band: Double-Double Toil and Trouble with Adria Dowd Sutherland, clarinet, and Rockcastle County High School band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. ckcb.org.

Kentucky Christmas Chorus. 7:40 p.m. Dec. 13. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. Free, but tickets required. www.downtownlex.com.

Happy Holidays With the Mighty Wurlitzer. 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25. (513) 721-3344. cincinnatiarts.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah, with May Festival Chorus. 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$105. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Handel's Messiah, with Lexington Singers. 3 p.m. Dec. 18. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. TBA. www.lexsing.org.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with Christ Church Cathedral choirs. 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Ceremony of Carols with Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir and Elaine Cook, harp. Noon Dec. 20. Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. (859) 254-4497. www.ccclex.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra New Year's Eve Concert and Ball. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10 and up. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Ax Plays Mozart — Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor, and Emanuel Ax, piano. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Jan. 7. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$85. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Los Angeles Piano Quartet. 8 p.m. Jan. 10. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati. $25. (859) 581-6877. www.cincychamber.org.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $30-$85. 1-800-775-7777. www.kentuckycenter.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Live Wire — Juanjo Mena, conductor, and eighth blackbird. 8 p.m. Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Louisville Orchestra: Tribute to the Boston Pops, Part II, with Bob Bernhardt, conductor. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. (502) 587-8681.

St. Petersburg State Orchestra: Tschaikowski. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $38-$75. www.nortoncenter.com.

SisterSound: It's a New Day. 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, Lexington. $10, $5 children 5 and younger. www.sistersound.org.

St. Petersburg State Orchestra. 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $20-$36. (606) 324-3175. www.paramountartscenter.com.

Lexington Philharmonic: And the Oscar Goes To ... 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. $50-$150. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Lexington Philharmonic Family Concert: Out of This World featuring music from Star Wars and Harry Potter films. 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. $14 adults, $8 children. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Linton Music: Rossini, Zwilich and Brahms. 4 p.m. Jan. 15. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. (513) 381-6868. lintonmusic.org.

Cincinnati Pops: Night in Havana — Tiempo Libre. 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$96.50. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatipops.org.

Samson and Delilah, by UK Opera Theatre and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Jan. 22. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students, $10 children. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/finearts/opera.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Lang Lang Plays Liszt — Jun Märkl, conductor, and Lang Lang, piano. 8 p.m. Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$57.25. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert: It's Storytime!. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $12, $7 children. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

Georgetown College Faculty Showcase Recital. 3 p.m. Jan. 29. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Eroica — John Storgårds, conductor, and Christian Tetzlaff, violin. 11 a.m. Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Chamber Romance. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Love Notes — Xian Zhang, conductor, and David Fray, piano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Poulenc Trio, oboe, bassoon and piano. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Berea College Phelps Stokes Auditorium, Berea. www.berea.edu/convocations.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: Music from the Land of the Midnight Sun. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Central Baptist Church, Lexington. $20 adults, $10 students. (859) 317-3353. www.chamberchorale.com.

UK Symphony Orchestra with Natasha Paremski, piano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $45-$25. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/scfa.

Music for Mission: American Spiritual Ensemble. 3 p.m. Feb. 12. First Presbyterian Church, Lexington. Free, but tickets required. (859) 225-0370. www.fpclex.org/musicformission.html.

Shi-ae Park, pipe organ. 12:10 p.m. Feb. 14. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Lexington Philharmonic Kicked-Back Classics with Composer-in-Residence Daniel Kellogg. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Downtown Arts Center, Lexington. $15. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: Composers Journey, with Lucille Chung, piano, and world premiere by composer Daniel Kellogg. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Cincinnati Pops: Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies. 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Feb. 19. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$96.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

The Merry Widow, by Kentucky Opera. 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Feb. 19. W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre, Louisville. $28-$95. 1-800-775-7777. www.kyopera.org.

Tour of Europe: Heather Winter Hunnicutt, soprano, and Rob Vanover. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

UK Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

EKU Band. 3 p.m. Feb. 19. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

UK Honors Wind Ensemble. 3 p.m. Feb. 19. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Lexington Brass Band: Tournament for Brass. 4 p.m. Feb. 19. Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington. $5. (859) 858-3877 or (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2246. www.lexingtonbrassband.com.

EKU Piano Recital. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Asbury University Concerto Concert. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Pastoral — Ludovic Morlot, conductor, and Jonathan Biss, piano. 11 a.m. Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Falstaff, by UK Opera Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. March 2, 7:30 p.m. March 3. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. $40, $37 seniors 65 and older and UK faculty and staff, $15 students. Ticketmaster. lexingtonoperahouse.com.

Central Kentucky Concert Band: Humpty-Dumpty Sat on a Wall. 3 p.m. Feb. 26. Transylvania University Haggin Auditorium, Lexington. ckcb.org.

Chamber Players of Central Kentucky. 3 p.m. Feb. 26. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $22, $7.50 children and students, free for UK students with ID. (859) 257-4929. www.cmsck.org.

Linton Music: Schubert, Clara Schumann, Beethoven, Spohr. 4 p.m. Feb. 26. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. (513) 381-6868. lintonmusic.org.

Cincinnati Pops: Chris Botti, trumpet. 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$101. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

EKU Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Sarah Finehout, piano senior recital, and Meredith Knowlton, voice recital. 7:30 p.m. March 1. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Phoenix Rising — Michael Francis, conductor, and Henning Kraggerud, violin. 8 p.m. March 2, 8 p.m. March 3. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. 2 p.m. March 4. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-9331. www.ukoperatheatre.org.

UK Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. March 5. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

High School Concert Band Invitational Concert. 6:30 p.m. March 7. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929.

Donald A. Zent, piano faculty recital. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Petar Jankovic Ensemble. 8 p.m. March 8. Berea College Phelps Stokes Auditorium, Berea. www.berea.edu/convocations.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Melodic High — Nicola Luisotti, conductor, Timothy Lees, violin, and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello. 8 p.m. March 9, 8 p.m. March 10. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras Teen Arts Concert. 7 p.m. March 11. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $8. (859) 254-0796. www.ckyo.org.

Cornet Masters: H.M. Lewis, trumpet. 8 p.m. March 15. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www. georgetowncollege.edu.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: Stravinsky in America, with Vocal Arts Ensemble. 2 p.m. March 18. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. $10. (513) 723-1182, Ext. 102. www.ccocincinnati.org.

Music for Choir and Percussion. 8 p.m. March 19. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Morgenstern Piano Trio. 8 p.m. March 20. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $25. (859) 581-6877. www.cincychamber.org.

Lexington Philharmonic Kicked-Back Classics with Time for Three. 7 p.m. March 22. Downtown Arts Center, Lexington. $15. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Chants and Songs: A Window into the Middle Ages, featuring Hunter Hensley, tenor. 7:30 p.m. March 22. Transylvania University Old Morrison Chapel, Lexington. (859) 233-8141. www.transy.edu.

Connie Rhoades, faculty clarinet recital. 8 p.m. March 22. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Fantastique! — Pinchas Steinberg, conductor, and Midori, violin. 11 a.m. March 23, 8 p.m. March 24. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$85. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Now and Then. 7:30 p.m. March 23. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: Americana with Time for Three. 7:30 p.m. March 23. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

An Evening of Piano Music: Eunbyol Ko, piano. 3 p.m. March 25. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Cincinnati Pops: The Music of Ray Charles — Ellis Hall. 7 p.m. March 25. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$96.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

EKU Guitar Ensemble. 8 p.m. March 27. EKU O'Donnell Hall, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Asbury University Chamber Music Recital. 11 a.m. March 29. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Elinor Blankenship, senior clarinet recital, and Kat Loret, trumpet recital. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Life Reflected — Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, and Matt Haimovitz, cello. 8 p.m. March 30, 8 p.m. March 31. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

UK Symphony Orchestra and Lexington Singers: Carmina Burana. 8 p.m. March 30. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $15-$20. 1-855-358-7469. ekucenter.com.

EKU Trombone Ensemble. 3 p.m. April 1. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Linton Music: Schumann, Pop and Klein. 4 p.m. April 1. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. (513) 381-6868. lintonmusic.org.

Peniston Honors Recital. 7:30 p.m. April 2. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

UK Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. April 3. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Asbury University Composition Recital. 11 a.m. April 5. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Brentano String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. April 5. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $18-$35. www.nortoncenter.com.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: The French Connection — Stéphane Denève, conductor, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 12, 8 p.m. April 14, 2 p.m. April 15. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$85. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Sarah Finehout, senior composition recital. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

EKU Symphonic Band. 8 p.m. April 12. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

The Knights. 8 p.m. April 12. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $25-$35. 1-855-358-7469. ekucenter.com.

Australian Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. April 13. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $33-$65. www.nortoncenter.com.

Kentucky Bach Choir (formerly Lexington Bach Choir), featuring Eric Jurenas. 7:30 p.m. April 14. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Louisville. lexbach.org.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: Revel in the Spring. 7:30 p.m. April 14. Central Baptist Church, Lexington. Tickets at the door: adults $20, students $10, or at Lexarts.tix.com. (859) 317-3353. www.chamberchorale.com.

UK Symphony Band. 3 p.m. April 15. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $7 adults, $5 children, students, seniors. (859) 257-4929. www.singletarytickets.com.

Lexington Brass Band: That "German" Band. 4 p.m. April 15. Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington. $5. (859) 858-3877 or (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2246. www.lexingtonbrassband.com.

Tyler Zweifel, senior guitar recital, and Rachel Hatcher, voice recital. 7:30 p.m. April 16. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

EKU Band. 8 p.m. April 17. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, music director and solo violin. 7:30 p.m. April 18. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $30-$85. 1-800-775-7777. www.kentuckycenter.org.

EKU Faculty Brass Quintet. 8 p.m. April 18. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

OpShop musical revue, by Georgetown College Lyric Theatre. 7 p.m. April 19. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

UK School of Music Benefit Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 20. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. (859) 257-4929. www.uky.edu/finearts/music.

Cincinnati Pops: Bernadette Peters. 8 p.m. April 20, 8 p.m. April 21, 2 p.m. April 22. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $25-$101. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatipops.org.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: American Romantics, with Joseph Johnson, cello, and Michael Chertock, piano. 2 p.m. April 22. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. $10. (513) 723-1182, Ext. 102. www.ccocincinnati.org.

Bluegrass Brass Trio: 1+1+1=141. 3 p.m. April 22. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

EKU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, University Singers. 3 p.m. April 22. EKU Brock Auditorium, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras Preparatory Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 24. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $8. (859) 254-0796. www.ckyo.org.

Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Piano Trio. 8 p.m. April 24. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, Cincinnati. $25. (859) 581-6877. www.cincychamber.org.

Asbury University Open Student Departmental Recital. 11 a.m. April 26. Asbury University Akers Auditorium, Wilmore. (859) 858-3511, Ext. 2250.

Lexington Philharmonic Kicked-Back Classics: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. 7 p.m. April 26. Downtown Arts Center, Lexington. $15. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

EKU Clarinet Choir. 8 p.m. April 26. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Georgetown College Tiger Symphonic Band. 8 p.m. April 26. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Rach of Ages — Juraj Valcuha, conductor, Lise de la Salle, piano, and Robert Sullivan, trumpet. 11 a.m. April 27, 8 p.m. April 28. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$78.50. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Horn Harmonics. 7:30 p.m. April 27. Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

Lexington Philharmonic: Baroque Splendor, with David Halen and Nathan Cole, violins, and Kelly Kuo, guest conductor. 7:30 p.m. April 27. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

EKU Orchestra Concerto Concert. 8 p.m. April 27. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Lexington Bach Choir Vocal Competition. 2 p.m. April 28. First Presbyterian Church, Lexington. lexbach.org.

EKU Guitar Studio. 3 p.m. April 29. EKU Gifford Theater, Campbell Building, Richmond. (859) 622-3266. www.music.eku.edu.

Georgetown College Concert Choir. 3 p.m. April 29. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Vocal Arts Ensemble and concert:nova: Truth: Listening to Liberation. 3 p.m. April 29. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati. TBA. (513) 559-0000. www.vaecinci.org.

Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Piano Trio. 7:30 p.m. April 29. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $22, $7.50 children and students, free for UK students with ID. (859) 257-4929. www.cmsck.org.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Raise the Roof — Long Yu, conductor, and Lang Lang, piano. 8 p.m. May 4, 8 p.m. May 5. Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati. $10-$85. (513) 381-3300. cincinnatisymphony.org.

Georgetown College Chorale. 8 p.m. May 4. Georgetown College John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown. www.georgetowncollege.edu.

Central Kentucky Concert Band: One Ring to Rule Them All with Stacy Baker, tuba, and Gail Robertson, euphonium. 3 p.m. May 6. Lexington Opera House, Lexington. ckcb.org.

Portland Cello Project. 7:30 p.m. May 7. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $30. www.nortoncenter.com.

Lexington Philharmonic: The Planets — An HD Odyssey, with Women of the Lexington Singers. 7:30 p.m. May 11. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $25-$52. (859) 233-4226. www.lexphil.org.

Capital City Community Band. 7 p.m. May 12. Ward Oates Amphitheatre, Frankfort. (502) 227-3515. www.frankfortcccb.com.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras Mother's Day Concert. 3 p.m. May 13. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. $10. (859) 254-0796. www.ckyo.org.

Linton Music: Mendelssohn, Danielpour and Tchaikovsky. 4 p.m. May 13. First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. $30, $10 students. (513) 381-6868. lintonmusic.org.

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