All Concerts 2021/2022

Dates, Times and Programming subject to change.

HEALTH & WELLNESS SAFEGUARDS

At present, we anticipate 100% seating capacity for all performances, and social distancing will not be employed. Patrons who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so, but masks will not be required. We have taken significant measures to keep audiences and performers safe. These include state-of-the-art air handling systems, touchless fixtures, staff training, and frequent cleaning. Although we expect a normal concert season, we will adhere to state and local health guidelines and policies. We promise to promptly communicate any changes that impact the audience experience or performance schedule.

PROGRAM BOOK

In an effort to further protect patrons, all program books will be available in a digital format and may be accessed using most phones and tablets. Text “Digital Program” to 270-458-0965 on the day of a concert, or visit https://audienceaccess.co/OKY to view the digital program on your desktop.

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7:30PM, Saturday, July 17, 2021
THE MUSIC OF QUEEN
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Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, Orchestra Kentucky performs The Music Of Queen at SKyPAC on July 17, 2021 at 7:30pm. The conductor takes the podium to present Windborne's The Music Of Queen, a program scored to extend the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, this show captures Queen's distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors.

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7:30PM, Saturday, August 28, 2021
THE TEXAS TENORS
VARIETY CONCERT № 1

They are the most successful music act ever to appear on the hit television show America's Got Talent -- with four studio albums, two PBS specials, and countless awards. Don't miss the Orchestra Kentucky debut of the Texas Tenors!

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7:30PM, Saturday, September 11, 2021
THE AWESOME '80s
RETRO CONCERT № 1

Slip on your Members Only jacket and reminisce to chart-toppers from Tears for Fears, Prince, George Michael, the B-52s and more!

 

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7:30PM, Saturday, October 23, 2021
STAR WARS AND MORE: Music of John Williams
VARIETY CONCERT № 2

Multiple Academy Award winner John Williams is responsible for some of the most memorable movie scores of all time. Enjoy musical highlights from Superman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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7:30PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021
A Rockin' Christmas with The Rewinders

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

A Rockin' Christmas with The Rewinders concert Update:

We believe the power of music is important during times like these. Consequently, tonight’s Rockin’ Christmas concert with The Rewinders will take place as scheduled.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered loss. If anyone is unable to attend, we will happily refund ticket money on Monday. No questions asked. Please contact 270-904-1880.

Join South Central Kentucky’s favorite retro band for an evening of rockin’ Christmas standards by Brenda Lee, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, and more.

Tickets are $45, $35, $25, or FREE (if selected as your free event) through our “Buy 3 Shows Get One Free” offer. To purchase or for more info, please contact the SKyPAC Ticket Office at 270-904-1880.

ORCHESTRA KENTUCKY does not perform on this concert.

 

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7:30PM, Saturday, December 18, 2021
J.C. KIRBY & SON CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!
VARIETY CONCERT № 3

South Central Kentucky's favorite holiday tradition continues, featuring all of your favorite songs and carols of the season, plus Dancing Elves and an appearance by Santa himself. Joining the orchestra on stage will be a four-time Grammy Award nominee, a seven-time Dove Award winner, and Gospel Hall of Fame member, Steve Green.

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7:30PM, Saturday, February 12, 2022
MOTOWN LEGENDS
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The Rewinders and Retro Singers, including Tyrone Dunn, Billy DuVall, Jr., and Sandra Dye, unite for the greatest hits of Motown. Reminisce to unforgettable songs from The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and more.

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7:30PM, Saturday, March 19, 2022
A CELTIC CELEBRATION
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Rediscover the magic and music of the Emerald Isle as Jeff Reed and Orchestra Kentucky welcome Tennessee’s premier traditional Irish band, Four Leaf Peat.

 

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7:30PM, Saturday, April 30, 2022
HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A Salute to The Eagles
RETRO CONCERT № 4

Check into Hotel California for the ultimate Eagles tribute. The legendary album performed in its entirety, plus hits including Heartache Tonight, Take It Easy, and Tequila Sunrise.

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7:30PM, Saturday, May 14, 2022
MICHAEL CAVANAUGH: The Music of Billy Joel
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Michael Cavanaugh - star of Broadway smash Movin' Out - joins Orchestra Kentucky for evening of Billy Joel's greatest hits. My Life, Just the Way You Are, Piano Man, You May Be Right and more will leave you in a New York State of Mind.

UPDATED INFORMATION:
Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel, scheduled for Saturday, November 13th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 14th.

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7:30PM, Saturday, May 21, 2022
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
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It's an "enchanted evening" of the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring guest vocalists Steve Amerson and Laurie Gayle Stephenson. Unforgettable hits from Broadway blockbusters, including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, and The King and I.

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7:30PM, Saturday, June 11, 2022
THE BEST OF RETRO
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The Rewinders and Retro Singers join Jeff Reed and Orchestra Kentucky for the best of 20 years of Retro concerts.

 

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7:30PM, Saturday, July 16, 2022
Ann Hampton Callaway's Linda Ronstadt Songbook

A tribute can’t do much better than a ringing endorsement from the original—and Linda Ronstadt loves Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway. “It makes me feel good to know someone of Ann Hampton Callaway’s caliber is singing these wonderful songs,” said Ronstadt.

The multi-platinum-selling pop and jazz singer-songwriter presents a romantic and rousing night of songs and stories honoring the queen of country rock, including classics like “You’re No Good,” “Desperado,” and more.

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7:30PM, Saturday, August 27, 2022
Round Up

Orchestra Kentucky goes West. Included is music from The Grand Canyon Suite, The William Tell Overture and movie scores from Big Country, The Cowboys, High Noon, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

 

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7:30PM, Saturday, September 17, 2022
The Music of Elton John starring Michael Cavanaugh

The Music of Elton John features the greatest hits of the legendary singer/songwriter including “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Tiny Dancer,” and many more.

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7:30PM, Saturday, October 22, 2022
A Night at the Oscars

Orchestra Kentucky rolls out the red carpet for an evening of Academy Award-winning scores. Included is music from The Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Chariots of Fire, The Godfather, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Exodus, and more.

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7:30PM, Friday, November 11, 2022
Queens of Soul

An evening featuring hits made famous by the reigning divas of Soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys and Adele. Features three female singers performing popular hits made famous by these powerful and soulful songstresses.

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7:30PM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
J.C Kirby & Son Christmas Spectacular!

Celebrate the season with this south-central Kentucky tradition.

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7:30PM, Saturday, February 11, 2023
Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra and Friends

From Vegas to Atlantic City to headlining with major symphony orchestras, Steve Lippia presents timeless American pop hit songs made famous by Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more.

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7:30PM, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Bowie

Ziggy Stardust, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters…David Bowie blazed the trail and because one of the greatest pop/glam/rock enigmas in music history. Jeans ‘n Classics joins Orchestra Kentucky in an evening of Bowie

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7:30PM, Saturday, April 29, 2023
Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes

Orchestra Kentucky, the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale and guest vocalists present the many hits of the great American songwriter, Irving Berlin. Included are songs, like Count Your Blessings, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, There’s No Business, Like Show Business, Blue Skies, Puttin’ on the Ritz, White Christmas, and God Bless America.

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7:30PM, Saturday, May 20, 2023
Beatlemadness

The Rewinders present hits by The Fab Four. This is the show that started it all!

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7:30PM, Saturday, June 10, 2023
Landslide: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac

A celebration of one of the most important bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac. Orchestra Kentucky joins singers and a rock band for smash hits like Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon, Dreams, The Chain and – of course – Landslide.

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