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December 2014

MUSIC: Troubadour Concert Series: Blue Sky Riders, The Lyric Theatre

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday December 2nd The Blue Sky Riders will perform songs from their debut album at the Lyric Theatre. “Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and now he’s part of the country trio “Blue Sky Riders,” (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr) whose debut album, “Finally Home,” came out earlier this year. Performing such favorites as ‘Celebrate Me Home,’ ‘This Is It,’ ‘Whenever I Call You Friend,’ Footloose and ‘Danny’s Song,’ along with Blue Sky Riders performing…

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Music: Gift of Holiday Music, Haggin Auditorium

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, Dec. 5th, Transylvania will host the Gift of Holiday Music Concert over at Transy’s Haggin Auditorium. “Ring in the season with A Gift of Holiday Music Concert, a local favorite featuring the Transylvania Band, the Transylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Transylvania University Choir, Women’s Chorus and Pioneer Voices Men’s Choir. Offering beloved secular and sacred melodies, each group will perform a short set and then appear together for a single song. This concert is free and open to the…

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UK Holiday Collage Concert, Singletary Center

December 6 - 7
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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The University of Kentucky Choirs present the 17th annual Collage concert, featuring The Lexington Singers, The Lexington Singers Children’s Chorus, and vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music and the Lexington community. December 6: 2 pm & 7:30 pm December 7: 3 pm

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Concert: Handel’s Messiah, Cathedral of Christ The King

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Handel’s Messiah at Cathedral of Christ The King on December 6. “Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Presented in the beauty of the Cathedral, this is the essential Christmas music experience. The Lexington Baroque Ensemble, guest soloists and the Cathedral’s boy, girl and men’s choirs join forces under the direction of Canon Musician Erich Balling.”

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Wynonna & The Big Noise, Centre College

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts’ Newlin Hall on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the holidays with five-time Grammy® award-winning country music superstar, Wynonna, who will spread festive cheer across the Bluegrass with her smooth vocals and tremendous live presence in an unforgettable performance that will warm the heart and inspire the spirit.  With “A Simpler Christmas,” audiences can expect a mix of traditional Christmas classics, Wynonna’s own holiday…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rupp Arena

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, including a stop at Rupp Arena. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour,…

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, EKU

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, Singletary Center

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 12 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the season with the Lexington Singers as we present the best in choral music traditions. Those in-the-know know not to miss a rare Lexington appearance by soloist Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the US in recent years.” “

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Concert: Chamber Chorale, Second Presbyterian Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On December 13, the Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Before the Marvel of This Night at Second Presbyterian Church. The annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols from around the world, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.

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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, UK Singletary Center

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert: “Holiday Dance Mix”: Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center. Featuring: Bill Meck – Narrator Bluegrass Youth Ballet Mctaggert Dancers Diana Evans Dance (Tap Features) UK Steel Drums and Percussion – James Campbell

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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 14 at 6 pm at Victorian Square (Main St. & Broadway). “An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols conducted by Everett McCorvey, featuring vocalists of UK Opera Theatre & the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, Victorian Square Orchestra, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble & tenor Gregory Turay. Free. Sponsored by UK Opera Theatre & Alltech. More info 859-257-9331.”

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MUSIC: CKYO Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will present its winter concert on Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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MUSIC: Beaumont Middle School Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Beaumont Middle School presents its’ winter concert on Monday, December 15th at 6 pm.

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Straight No Chaser Christmas, EKU

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Straight No Chaser will be performing a Christmas special at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday December 17 at 7:30 pm.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Good Shepherd Church

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 21, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, performed by Church of the Good Shepherd Choirs and directed by John Linker.

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 22 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry.”

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 24 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry. The performance precedes the 5 pm Christmas Eve Eucharist.”

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January 2015

Concert: Travis Tritt, Lexington Opera House

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Travis Tritt performs at the Lexington Opera House at 8 pm. “No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Travis Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of The Calm After …. Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. The tumult his music has come through to…

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Million Dollar Quartet, EKU

January 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Million Dollar Quartet will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday January 21 at 7:30 pm.

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Keb’ Mo’, Lexington Opera House

January 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm on January 28. “The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Springs Water are proud to return three-time Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo’ in concert at the Lexington Opera House. This multi-award winning blues master has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by folk, rock, jazz…

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Carrie Newcomer, EKU

January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Carrie Newcomer will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday January 31 at 7:30 pm.

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February 2015

Gregory Porter, EKU

February 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Gregory Porter will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 7 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Acoustikats, Student Center Ballroom

February 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Student Center Grand Ballroom,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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After Dark – A Paws and Listen & Acoustikats performance.

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Music For Mission: Everett McCorvey, First Presbyterian Church

February 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
174 Market St, Lexington, KY United States
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Music For Mission: The American Spiritual Ensemble with Everett McCorvey is at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 24. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a concert of spirituals and other repertoire from the African-American tradition.

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The Hot Sardines, EKU

February 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Hot Sardines will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday February 24 at 7:30 pm.

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Kodo, EKU

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 28 at 7:30 pm.

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March 2015

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, EKU

March 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 5 at 7:30 pm.

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Audra McDonald, EKU

March 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Audra McDonald will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Kronos Quartet, EKU

March 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Kronos Quartet will be performing “World War I Chronicles” at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 19 at 7:30 pm.

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The Buddy Holly Experience, EKU

March 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan performing at the EKU Center of the Arts on Thursday March 26 at 7:30 pm.

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April 2015

Joshua Bell, UK Singletary Center

April 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Often referred to as the ‘poet of the violin,’ Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” He will join with Conductor John Nardolillo and the acclaimed…

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Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Lexington Opera House

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

On April 17 and April 18, the Lexington Philharmonic and Saykaly Garbulinksa Artist-in-Residence Porgram present.  Aindadamar: Fountain of Tears “Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears Semi-staged Spanish language opera with Kentucky Opera Studio Artists, UK Opera Theatre, and additional regional artistic partners Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears comes to life in a semi-staged production at the Lexington Opera House in a first-time collaboration with Kentucky Opera. Golijov’s intense and brilliant musical score highlights tango, Flamenco,…

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Australian Chamber Orchestra, EKU

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday April 24th at 7:30 pm.

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Rosanne Cash, EKU

April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rosanne Cash will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday April 25th at 7:30 pm.

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May 2015

Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

May 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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On May 15, the Lexington Philharmonic presents Symphonie Fantastique at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. “GANDOLFI: Excerpt from “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Alexandre da Costa, violin BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique The 2014-2015 season closes with a celebration of great Romantic works in Symphonie Fantastique! LexPhil presents contemporary American composer Michael Gandolfi’s “Jumping Bridge” from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Alexandre da Costa, violin, joins LexPhil for Sibelius’ triumphant Violin Concerto, op. 47 followed by the aural adventure of Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique.”

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