ALL CONCERTS 2017/2018
Saturday JULY 29, 2017
FEELIN’ GROOVY: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Fifty years ago, during the summer of 1967, over 100,000 young people converged on San Francisco to share their interest in hippie fashions, politics, and music. The Rewinders bring back the music of that memorable summer with songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, The Turtles, The Monkees, The Doors, The 5th Dimension, Dionne Warwick and many more!
Saturday AUGUST 26, 2017
Orchestra Kentucky opens its 17th season with music from the City of Eternal Love. Featured are Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Rozsa’s Ben Hur Suite, Khachaturian’s Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, Rota’s Theme from The Godfather and the world premiere of Giovanni Allevi’s piano concerto, featuring Jeffrey Biegel.
Saturday SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
TAKE ME HOME: THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER
Jim Curry presents an evening of the greatest hits of John Denver, including Thank God, I’m a Country Boy, Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Sunshine on My Shoulders, and more!
Monday OCTOBER 23, 2017
TCHAIKOVSKY & FRIENDS
This concert, dedicated to the land of the Tsars, opens with Tchaikovsky’s fateful Symphony No. 4 and continues with his overture to the story of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The evening concludes with the greatest hits of Russian-American songwriting legend Irving Berlin, including There’s No Business Like Show Business, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Blue Skies and God Bless America.
Saturday NOVEMBER 4, 2017
One of the most successful bands of the ‘60s, The Association had six gold and three platinum records. They join Orchestra Kentucky for an evening of hits, including Windy, Never My Love, Cherish, Along Comes Mary, and more!
Saturday FEBRUARY 10, 2018
THE POWER OF LOVE: FIVE DECADES OF ROMANTIC LOVE SONGS
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Orchestra Kentucky, The Rewinders and Retro Singers as they present five decades of love songs from the ‘50s to the ‘90s.
Monday MARCH 26, 2018
This evening of dance music opens with Richard Rodgers’ Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and Carousel Waltz, and continues with Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite for violin and orchestra, featuring Charles Yang. The evening concludes with Ravel’s masterpieces, La Valse and Bolero.
Saturday APRIL 21, 2018
Saturday MAY 19, 2018
BACH & BACHARACH
Orchestra Kentucky concludes the season with the music of Bach and Bacharach. After opening with J. S. Bach’s mighty Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, the concert continues with a Charlie Chaplin film, accompanied by Le Boeuf sur let toit, written by Burt Bacharach’s teacher, Darius Milhaud. The orchestra presents the Kentucky premiere of Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra by P. D. Q. Bach, the only forgotten son of the Bach family, and the world premiere of Dick Tunney’s Bacharach Concerto. The concert closes with some of the greatest hits of Burt Bacharach, including One Less Bell to Answer, Alfie, The Look of Love, Arthur’s Theme and more.