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The OFF THE PODIUM parties are six festive, themed gatherings in the homes of friends of Lexington Philharmonic, where guests will meet and mingle with fellow music-lovers and get to know each of our six outstanding Music Director & Conductor finalists!

ALL proceeds directly support the Lexington Philharmonic. 
Space for these events is limited, so make your party plans soon!

Tickets are $75 each, per person, per event.

BUY TICKETS TO ALL SIX PARTIES, AND SAVE $50!


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

SUNDAY FUNDAY:
CALLING ALL CURIOUS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

with THOMAS HEUSER

Step into the curious and curated world of Amy and Matt Wills, owners of the Wills Gallery on Jefferson Street! Amy and Matt’s historic Second Street home is the perfect location to welcome our first conductor finalist, Thomas Heuser to the ways and wonder of historic Lexington. Join them for cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres provided by other Jefferson Street staple, Wine & Market.

The Home of Matt & Amy Wills
West Second Street, Lexington KY
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Attire: Casual
Tickets: $75
50 Guests MAX

Hosted By: Amy and Matt Wills
Sponsored by: The Wills Gallery and Wine + Market


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

MONSTERS & MARTINIS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019

with AKIKO FUJIMOTO

Welcome conductor finalist, Akiko Fujimoto to town with a bite or fright!
Stop by this iconic haunted High Street home for a spell or two. Take a spin on the Ouija and get your Halloween weekend kicked off right.

The Home of Marin Fiske & Jimmy Turek
East High Street, Lexington KY
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Attire: Spooky Chic
Tickets: $75
60 Guests MAX

Hosted By: Marin Fiske & Jimmy Turek
Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres provided by the Lexington Club.


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

BRAHMS & BOURBON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

with KELLY CORCORAN

What's an introduction to Lexington, without a little bourbon?
Join our hosts, Jeremy Bates and Dennis McElroy, in their beautiful home on Short Street for light hors d’oeuvres, a bourbon tasting, and a warm Kentucky welcome for our November conductor finalist, Kelly Corcoran.

The Home of Jeremy Bates & Dennis McElroy
West Short Street, Lexington KY
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Attire: Comfortable & Casual
Tickets: $75
60 Guests MAX

Hosted By: Jeremy Bates & Dennis McElroy
Sponsored by: Bates Security


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

BLUES & BREWS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

with ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ

If you're missing warm days, this cozy meet and greet with February conductor finalist, Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the party for you! Join us at the Beaumont Centre Clubhouse for hors d’oeuvres and a sampling some of Lexington's best craft beers, and warm those winter blues away.

Beaumont Centre Clubhouse
3231 Beaumont Centre Circle
Lexington, Kentucky 40513
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Attire: Comfortable & Casual
Tickets: $75
100 Guests MAX

Hosted By: Brett & Jackie Scott


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

SWING INTO SPRING
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020

with JULIA TAI

When the horses are racing, and the sun is (usually) shining, spring has officially arrived to the Bluegrass! Enjoy a soiree at the home of Michael and Robin Morrill with spring-inspired cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to get to know April conductor finalist, Julia Tai.  

The Home of Michael & Robin Morrill
Andover Forest Neighborhood, Lexington KY
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Attire: What you wore to Keeneland
Tickets: $75
60 Guests MAX 


Hosted By: Michael & Robin Morrill


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The party address will be emailed once ticket is purchased.

SUNDAY FUNDAY:
CLASSIC BRUNCH ON MILL
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020

with KEITARO HARADA

Raise your mimosa to toast the finale to a thrilling season at the Lexington Philharmonic! Enjoy your brunch favorites and meet and mingle with conductor finalist Keitaro Harada at The Major Dallam House. Built in 1813, this historic downtown gem is filled with the gorgeous art collected by host Jackie Hamilton-Saykaly and her late husband, Dr. Ron Saykaly.

The Home of Jackie Hamilton-Saykaly
The Major Dallam House on Mill Street
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Attire: Garden Party
Tickets: $75
60 Guests MAX 


Hosted By: Jackie Hamilton-Saykaly