Wow! What a season! We’ve sailed the high seas with McBeth’s Of Sailors and Whales, explored the emotions surrounding the storied and historic Soviet invasion of Prague in Husa’s Music for Prague 1968, and witnessed the sublime mastery of the piano with Dr. Gregory Partain as he joined us for a wondrous journey through Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.
Many persons join us on our musical journeys. It takes the commitment of the band members, board members, conductors and assistant conductors, as well as all of their families to travel this road. We travel with our sponsors and the many
individuals from our venues who help us coordinate our concerts–this year’s being Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium, Kentucky State University’s Bradford Hall, and the Lexington Opera House.
We cherish the expedition of music-making. Each concert is an exploration of the music. There is an element of discovery in each concert as we learn about our reactions to and interactions with the music and with our beloved audiences. Even if we’ve played a selection before, so many new variables are introduced with each performance such as the band membership itself, the audience, or even, perhaps, world events informing the context of the playing or hearing of the selection.
This is the beauty of music.
Thank you for making this journey with us.
Our May concert at the Lexington Opera House concluded our regular season. We’re preparing now for our Summer Concert Series which promises dynamic music, scenic and historic venues, and cheerful audiences. Check back here and on our Facebook page for those concerts.