Stage & Dance

2017-18 Central Kentucky classical music calendar

Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which plays with pianist Andre Watts at the Norton Center for the Arts in October.
Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which plays with pianist Andre Watts at the Norton Center for the Arts in October.

Chamber Music Festival Main Stage Concert III

2 p.m. Sept. 3. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. Chambermusiclex.org. $35 adults, $15 students.

The Louisville Orchestra

7 p.m. Sept. 9. Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road., Louisville. (502) 368-5865. Iroquoisamphitheater.com. Free.

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble

2:05 p.m. Sept. 10. Lexington Public Library, Central Library, 140 E. Main St. 859-231-5500. Lexpublib.org. Free.

Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Knoxville, Tenn.: Festal Choral Evensong

5 p.m. Sept. 10. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Eric Genuis: Concert for Hope

7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, 525 Washington St., Shelbyville. 502-633-4382. $50.

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Pianist Joyce Yang will open the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season. KT Kim

Lexington Philharmonic: Joyce Yang, piano

7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Singletary Center. $25-$75.

Louisville Orchestra Pops: ‘Sgt. Pepper’

8 p.m. Sept. 16. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

The San Francisco Guitar Quartet

7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 622-3266. Eku.edu. Free.

UK Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Fifth, Brahms and Ives

7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Singletary Center.

Louisville Orchestra: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff

8 p.m. Sept. 23. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Attacca String Quartet
The Attacca Quartet, from left: Nathan Schram, Amy Schroeder, Andrew Yee and Keiko Tokunaga. Unison Media

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky: Attacca String Quartet

3 p.m. Sept. 24. First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market St. Cmsck.org. $25.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra: ‘Sunset’ featuring Catherine Clarke Nardolillo, soprano

7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church; 3 p.m. Oct. 1. Lyric Theatre. Lexingtonchamberorchestra.com. Free admission, suggested $10-$20 donations accepted.

Jim Kosnik, organ

3:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Michael Unger, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, organ

4:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Sofi Selowsky
Sofia Selowsky will sing Dominick Argento’s “Casa Guidi” for voice and orchestra in October. Simon Pauly

Lexington Philharmonic: Sofia Selowsky, mezzo soprano

7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Singletary Center. $25-$75.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘Why Beethoven?’

8 p.m. Oct. 13, 14. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: ‘The Power of Music: Political’

7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St. Lexingtonchamberchorale.org. $10-$20.

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Andre Watts performs in October with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the Norton Center for the Arts. Steve Sherman

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with André Watts, piano

8 p.m. Oct. 14. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $39-$75.

The Louisville Orchestra and The B-52s

8 p.m. Oct. 21. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky: Ariel String Quartet

3 p.m. Oct. 22. Unitarian Universalist Church, 3564 Clays Mill Rd. Cmsck.org. $25.

Red Barn Radio Show: EKU Guitar Ensemble

8 p.m. Oct. 25. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. 859-622-3266. Lexarts.org. Free.

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John Nardolillo conducts the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Matt Goins Herald-Leader

UK Symphony Orchestra: Symphonie fantastique and Dwight Parry plays Strauss

7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Singletary Center.

Asbury Chorale and Orchestra: ‘Music of the Reformation’

7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Asbury Theological Seminary McKenna Chapel, Wilmore.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘The Greatest: Muhammad Ali’

8 p.m. Nov. 4. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Na Skylark Trio

3:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

All Saints Concert featuring Zachary Klobnak, organist

5 p.m. Nov. 5. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Simply Three

7 p.m. Nov. 5. Bomhard Theater. $25.

Lexington Philharmonic: Chris Brubeck world premiere

7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Singletary Center. $35-$85.

Lexington Singers Children’s Choir Fall Concert

4 p.m. Nov. 11. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church. 859-338-9888. Tcpca.org. $5-$10.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra: ‘Mozart Celebration’ featuring Gregory Turay, tenor

7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church; 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Lyric Theatre. Lexingtonchamberorchestra.com. Free admission, suggested $10-$20 donations accepted.

Asbury Music Dept. Collage

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Asbury University Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘Harry Potter in Concert’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $35-$95.

Lexington Singers and UK Chorale: Mendelsshon’s ‘Elijah’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Singletary Center. $10-$30.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘Home for the Holidays’

8 p.m. Nov. 25. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Candy Cane’ featuring Englebert Humperdinck’s ‘Hänsel & Gretel’

3 p.m. Nov. 26. Singletary Center. $15.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: ‘Celebration’

5 p.m. Nov. 26. Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St. Lexingtonchamberchorale.org. $10-$20.

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Amit Peled will perform the Elgar Cello Concerto with the University of Kentucky Symphony on Nov. 30. Sabrina-Vivian Hoepcker

UK Symphony Orchestra: Elgar Cello Concerto and Sibelius 5 featuring Amit Peled, cello

7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Singletary Center.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Rupp Arena. $42-$72.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Christ Church Cathedral. Ccclex.org/messiah. Ticket prices TBD.

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The combined choirs of the University of Kentucky are featured in the School of Music’s annual Collage holiday concert. Rich Copley Lexington Herald-Leader

‘Collage: A Holiday Spectacular’

Dec. 2, 3. Singletary Center. Ticket prices TBD.

Kentucky Bach Choir: Cantatas 3 and 4 of J. S. Bach's ‘Christmas Oratorio’ and orchestral works

7 p.m. Dec. 3. First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St. Kybach.org. $10-$25.

EKU Guitar Studio Recital

7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. EKU Theatre, 2396 Crabbe St., Richmond. 859-622-3266. Theatre.eku.edu. Free.

Louisville Orchestra: Christmas with Jennifer Nettles

7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. Tickets on sale Sept. 11.

Lexington Singers: Handel’s ‘Messiah’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Singletary Center. $10-$30.

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky: Tempest Piano Trio

3 p.m. Dec. 10. Singletary Center Recital Hall. Cmsck.org. $25.

Blue Christmas with Pleasant Company

6 p.m. Dec. 10. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Alluring Handbell Ensemble’s Christmas Concert

7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr. 859-338-2545. $10 adults, $5 children.

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘A Cathedral Christmas: Songs of the Manger’

8 p.m. Dec. 16. Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Blvd. 859-233-4226. Lexphil.org. $25-$75.

Musick’s Company, A Handefull of Christmas Delights

7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Donations will be accepted.

‘A Ceremony of Carols’

Noon. Dec. 21. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Byron Stripling
Byron Stripling will headline the Lexington Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert. Sean Turi

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘A Night at the Cotton Club’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Lexington Opera House. 859-233-4226. Lexphil.org. $25-$100.

Opera Workshop Performance

7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13. Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore.

Louisville Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Jan. 12, 13. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

Louisville Orchestra: Mambo Kings

8 p.m. Jan. 20. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Adam Mayon, piano

3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Jon Johnson, organist

7 p.m. Jan. 26. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky: Chamber Players of Central Kentucky

3 p.m. Jan. 27. Singletary Center Recital Hall. Cmsck.org. $25.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra: ‘Four Seasons’ featuring Kyung Sun Lee, violin

7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church; 3 p.m. Feb. 4. Lyric Theatre. Lexingtonchamberorchestra.com. Free admission, suggested $10-$20 donations accepted.

Celebrating the American Spiritual

11 a.m. Feb. 4. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Revolution!’

7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Singletary Center. $25-$75.

American String Quartet with Tom Sleigh and Phil Klay

8 p.m. Feb. 9. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $39-$49.

Michael Boney, organist

4:30 p.m. Feb. 11. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘The Planets: An HD Odyssey’

Feb. 23, 24. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

Lexington Chamber Chorale: ‘Spiritual’

7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St. Lexingtonchamberchorale.org. $10-$20.

Jon Johnson, organ

3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Lexington Singers: ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’

4 p.m. March 4. First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St., Richmond. 859-338-9888. Richmondfumc.org. Free.

Lexington Singers: ‘Home is Where the Heart Is Spirituals and Folk Music’

7:30 p.m. March 4. First United Methodist Church, 200 W. High St. Tickets TBD.

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Michael Cleveland and his band, Flamekeeper, will perform with the Louisville Orchestra early in 2018. Rich Copley rcopley@herald-leader.com

Louisville Orchestra: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

8 p.m. March 10. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Simon Thomas Jacobs, organist

4:30 p.m. March 11. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘Peter and the Wolf’

11 a.m. March 17. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $15.

Zefiro: Renaissance Concert

3:30 p.m. March 18. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Louisville Orchestra: Festival of American Music I

8 p.m. March 24. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with the Choir of Men and Boys

4 p.m. March 25. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Louisville Orchestra: Festival of American Music II

April 6, 7. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘American Snapshots’

7:30 p.m. April 6. ‘Singletary Center. $25-$75.

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George Winston performs at the Grand Theatre Frankfort in April 2018. Reed Saxon AP

George Winston

7:30 p.m. April 13. Grand Theatre, Frankfort. $20-$35.

Lexington Chamber Orchestra: ‘From Eastern Europe’ featuring Gregory Partain, piano

7:30 p.m. April 14. Tates Creek Presbyterian Church; 3 p.m. April 15. Lyric Theatre. Lexingtonchamberorchestra.com. Free admission, suggested $10-$20 donations accepted.

Lexington Singers and Lexington Brass Band: Rutter’s ‘Gloria’

4 p.m.. April 15. Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd. $10-$15.

Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky: Quatuor Danel

3 p.m. April 15. Unitarian Universalist Church, 3564 Clays Mill Rd. Cmsck.org. $25.

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Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus are Black Violin and will perform in April at the EKU Center. Colin Brennan

Black Violin

7:30 p.m. April 19. EKU Center, Richmond. $25-$55.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘The Music of Prince’

8 p.m. April 20. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $27-$85.

UK Guitar Quartet

3:30 p.m. April 22. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Christopher Reynolds, organist

4:30 p.m. April 22. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Louisville Orchestra: Beethoven Piano Concerto featuring Andrew Hsu

April 27, 28. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

Lisa Hall, organ

7:30 p.m. May 11. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Louisville Orchestra: ‘The Rite of Spring’

11 a.m. May 11, 8 p.m. May 12. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $20-$85.

SCAPA Madrigal Singers

7:30 p.m. May 18. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Lexington Singers: Bluegrass Pops

7:30 p.m. May 19. The Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pk. Tickets TBD.

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Celebrating Bernstein’

7:30 p.m. May 19. Singletary Center. $35-$85.

Scott Wright, clarinet

3:30 p.m. May 20. Christ Church Cathedral. Free.

Venues

The following is an alphabetical list of venues mentioned numerous times in this calendar, with their addresses and contact information.

Cathedral of Christ the King. 299 Colony Blvd., Lexington. 859-268-2861. Cathedralctk.org.

Christ Church Cathedral. 166 Market St., Lexington. 859-254-4497. CCClex.org.

Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. 141 E. Main St., Lexington. 859-425-2562. Facebook.com/LexKyDAC.

EKU Center for the Arts. 1 Hall Sr., Richmond. 859-622-7469. Ekucenter.com.

First Presbyterian Church. 174 N. Mill St., Lexington. 859-252-1919. Fpclex.org.

Grand Theatre. 312 W. Main St., Frankfort. 502-352-7469. Grandtheatrefrankfort.org.

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 501 W. Main St., Louisville. 502-584-7777. Kentuckycenter.org.

Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St., Lexington. 859-280-2201, Lexingtonlyric.com.

Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College. 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. 1-877-448-7469. Nortoncentre.com.

Second Presbyterian Church. 460 E Main St, Lexington. 859-254-7768. 2preslex.org.

Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky. 405 Rose St., Lexington. 859-257-4929. Singletarycenter.com.

Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Drive, Lexington. 859-272-4399. Tcpca.org.

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