All Concerts 2018/2019

Dates, Times and Programming subject to change.

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7:30PM, Saturday, July 28, 2018
GUITAR HEROES
RETRO CONCERT № 1

From Eric Clapton to Santana, Orchestra Kentucky and The Rewinders celebrate the guitar heroes of rock ‘n roll!  Featuring iconic riffs made famous by Duane Allman, Chuck Berry, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Prince, and Eddie Van Halen.

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7:30PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018
BERNSTEIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
VARIETY CONCERT № 1

Jeff Reed and Orchestra Kentucky celebrate 100 years of legendary American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.

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7:30PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018
SONGS AND STORIES OF NEIL DIAMOND
RETRO CONCERT № 2

Turn on your heartlight and head to SKyPAC as Orchestra Kentucky welcomes acclaimed interpreter Jack Wright for songs and stories of the legendary Neil Diamond.  Song Sung Blue, Cracklin’ Rosie, September Morn, Sweet Caroline and more.

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7:30PM, Monday, October 22, 2018
BOSTON POPS - THE FIEDLER TRADITION
VARIETY CONCERT № 2

In the spirit of legendary Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler—one of music’s greatest ambassadors—Orchestra Kentucky presents a program of light classics and rousing marches.  Flight of the Bumblebee, Carmen Fantasie with dazzling violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and more!

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7:30PM, Friday, October 26, 2018
GHOSTBUSTERS
SPECIAL EVENT

GHOSTBUSTERS FILM with LIVE ORCHESTRA

Experience Ivan Reitman’s two-time Oscar and two-time Golden Globe-nominated film projected on the big screen as Orchestra Kentucky performs Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score live.

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7:30PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018
LET'S HANG ON: A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI
RETRO CONCERT № 3

Oh, what a night! The nation’s #1 Frankie Valli tribute show joins Orchestra Kentucky for chart toppers, including Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.

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7:30PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018
JC KIRBY & SON CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!
VARIETY CONCERT № 3

Quickly becoming a south central Kentucky tradition, this yuletide concert features Dancing Elves, the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, and special guest, Grammy-winner Larnelle Harris.

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7:30PM, Saturday, February 2, 2019
WINTER DANCE PARTY: BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS, AND THE BIG BOPPER
RETRO CONCERT № 4

They say the music died on February 3, 1959, but you know better.  Join Orchestra Kentucky and specials guests for a faithful recreation of the Winter Dance Party featuring hits of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

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7:30PM, Saturday, March 16, 2019
THE GAITHER VOCAL BAND
SPECIAL EVENT

The Gaither Vocal Band, with founder Bill Gaither, joins Orchestra Kentucky and special guest Larnelle Harris, in an evening of Gospel favorites.

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7:30PM, Saturday, March 23, 2019
SATCHMO
VARIETY CONCERT № 4

A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and charismatic swagger, Byron Stripling brings the great Louis Armstrong and the energetic music of New Orleans to life.  You’ll want to be in that number when the saints go marchin’ in!.

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7:30PM, Saturday, April 20, 2019
SOUL SISTERS
RETRO CONCERT № 5

Darla Day, Sandra Dye, and Lisa Oliver-Gray join The Rewinders.
(Hits from the ladies of Motown, Disco and more)

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7:30PM, Saturday, May 18, 2019
CRAIG SCHULMAN'S BROADWAY
VARIETY CONCERT № 5

Craig Schulman, the only performer in the world to have appeared in the title roles of The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Misérables on Broadway, presents a concert of hits from the Great White Way. Joining him is Tamra Hayden-Rice, who appeared on Broadway as Cosette in Les Misérables and as Texas in Cabaret, and Gary Mauer, who recently played the Phantom on Broadway.

RETRO SERIES SPONSORS

JIM & DARLENE JOHNSON
JIM JOHNSON NISSAN/HYUNDAI

VARIETY SERIES SPONSORS

HASKINS FOUNDATION