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December 2014

Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 19 - 21
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow…

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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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Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, UK Singletary Center

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Now in its 17th season, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to…

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Gig: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 21 at 9 pm.

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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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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 28 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 28 at 10 pm.

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New Year’s Eve Jazz: Ute Lemper, Lexington Opera House

December 31 @ 7:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Philharmonic ends 2014 in style in a performance with cabaret and jazz singer, Ute Lemper. At the Lexington Opera House, Ute will conjure the sultry atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge, performing the music of Edith Piaff, Gershwin, Weill, and more.”

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January 2015

Jazz Live at the Library, Farish Theatre

January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The next installment of Jazz! Live at the Library at comes back to the Farish Theatre at the Central Library on January 8.

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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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Lex Theatre Company: Concert With The Stars, Lexington Opera House

January 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Broadway, Television and Film Stars, Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Anger Management, Hart of Dixie), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee, Disney’s Frozen) and Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, Smash) headline this exciting evening of musical theatre favorites to help launch The Lexington Theatre Company – Lexington’s newest professional theatre company.  The Lexington Theatre Company will pair Today’s Broadway Stars with Tomorrow’s Broadway Hopefuls to create fantastic productions right here in Lexington, Kentucky. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance and the announcement of the…

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Concert: Miranda Lambert, Rupp Arena

January 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will perform at Rupp Arena on Friday, January 16, at 7 pm. Lambert will also perform with the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year winner, Justin Moore.

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Concert: Laa Ann Womack, Norton Center

January 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Grammy and Country Music Association Album of the Year winner, Lee Ann Womack will preform at the Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm.

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Concert: Nicholas Goluses, Singletary Center

January 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Guitarist Nicholas Goluses will preform on Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. “One of America’s most sought-after guitarists, Nicholas Goluses is Professor of Guitar and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music, widely recognized as one of the world’s premier conservatories and a leading center for guitar study. At Eastman, he received the Eisenhart Award for Excellence, and is currently CoChair of the string department. Mr. Goluses has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at the…

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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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Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Lexington Opera House

January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Guys and Dolls January 23-25 “Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – GUYS…

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Dance: KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret”, The Grand Reserve

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Blackbird Dance Theatre will perform Cabaret Monday, January 26, through Friday January 30. Each performance will take place at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm. “Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat…

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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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Black Jacket Symphony, Lexington Opera House

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Lexington Opera House to perform Eagles’ Hotel California on January 30th. ​The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following…

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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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Concert: A Space Odyssey Live, Singletary Center

January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 pm, the Singletary Center For the Arts will host a screening of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey with a live performance from the UK Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. “Highly regarded as the most groundbreaking sci-fi movie of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece achievement of artistic innovation in cinema.  Known for its astute integration of music in film, 2001 features a score like none other.  From the iconic…

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February 2015

Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Peter and the Starcatcher at the Lexington Opera House February 6 – 8. “Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by the New York Times as “The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let…

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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

Opera: The Tales of Hoffman, Lexington Opera House

March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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UK Opera Theatre and OperaLex present The Tales of Hoffman at the Lexington Opera House March 5-8. “A first in UK Opera Theatre history, Jacques Offenbach’s French fantasy The Tales of Hoffmann will be presented to the Central Kentucky community in March 2015. Stage Director David Lefkowich, director of Kentucky Opera’s November 2013 production of “Simon Boccanegra,” comes to Lexington to bring to life the opera featuring tenors, Gregory Turay and Jonathan Parham. Lefkowich and Turay last worked together in the 2004 premiere of Julie Taymor’s “The Magic…

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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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