2017-2018 Season

Opening Night: Bright

September 16, 2017 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

MICHAEL TORKE Bright Blue Music
GRIEG Piano Concerto
     Joyce Yang, piano
GINASTERA Four Dances from Estancia
RAVEL Daphnis and Chloé: Suite No.2 

LexPhil launches the 2017/18 Season with Michael Torke’s dazzling Bright Blue Music and an array of lively works from the orchestral canon! Featuring Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner and pianist, Joyce Yang, making her return to LexPhil in Grieg’s tour-de-force Piano Concerto with regional choirs filling the Singletary Center in Ravel’s lush Daphnis and Chloé: Suite No. 2. Purchase your tickets today!

Simplicity

October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.4 in B-flat Major
DOMINICK ARGENTO Casa Guidi
     Sofia Selowsky, mezzo soprano
PROKOFIEV
Symphony No.1, ‘Classical ‘

LexPhil welcomes award-winning mezzo-soprano, Sofia Selowsky to Lexington for Simplicity! Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No.4 in B-flat sets the stage for Dominick Argento’s exquisite Casa Guidi for voice and orchestra. Traveling full circle, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony closes an evening dedicated to the tradition and beauty of orchestral music. Purchase your tickets today!

CB Squared!

November 11, 2017 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

ROSSINI Overture to the Barber of Seville
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Wasps Overture    
CHRIS BRUBECK Concerto for Brass and Orchestra, World Premiere
     Canadian Brass and LexPhil

LexPhil does a double take in CB Squared!, featuring the talent of composer, Chris Brubeck and Canadian Brass! Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture opens, followed by Stravinsky’s playfully sublime Pulcinella Suite and the beauty of Vaughan Williams’ The Wasps Overture. Closing the night, we pull out all the stops in Chris Brubeck’s world premiere concerto for Canadian Brass and LexPhil. Purchase your tickets today!

Revolution!

February 9, 2018 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’ 

LexPhil opens the second half of the 2017/18 Season with Shostakovich’s ground-breaking Symphony No. 7 in Revolution! Dedicated to the city of Leningrad, this work has remained a symbol of resistance against totalitarianism and militarism in both the Soviet Union and the West. Purchase your tickets today!

American Snapshots

April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

JOHN HARBISON Foxtrot for Orchestra
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto 
     William Hagen, violin
COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite
DAVE & CHRIS BRUBECK Ansel Adams: America

Adventure through folklore and fantasy in American Snapshots! LexPhil kicks off the evening with John Harbison’s glitzy Foxtrot for Orchestra and an exuberant performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring soloist William Hagen. Closing the concert, the magic of Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite will delight audiences before a visually spectacular finish in Dave & Chris Brubeck’s Ansel Adams: America. Purchase your tickets today!

Celebrating Bernstein

May 19, 2018 - 7:30pm Singletary Center for the Arts

JOHN CORIGLIANO To Music 
BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from ‘Mass‘
     Joseph Johnson, cello
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 

The 2017/18 Season closes with three modern masterworks in Celebrating Bernstein! Presented as a testament to his prolific career, join us as we celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s legacy through the music of his teacher, Gustav Mahler, his student, John Corigliano and his own work. Celebrating Bernstein is an extraordinary concert finale that you won’t want to miss! Purchase your tickets today!