Symphony to Introduce Final Conductor Candidate

The Conductor Search season is coming to a close on Saturday, April 22. The last conductor finalist of the season, Roger Kalia and the Symphony will be joined by one of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artists, soprano Katherine Polit. The audience will be wowed by this performance of Samuel Barber’s Knoxsville: Summer of 1915 – a simple, dreamlike depiction of a summer evening in the American South. The Symphony will conclude…

Symphony Chorus partners with Wesleyan Chorale for Spring Concert

OWENSBORO – The Owensboro Symphony Chorus and the Kentucky Wesleyan Chorale will present Gabriel Faure’s Requiem on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Cathedral. The combined choirs will be accompanied by the Owensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Naylor. Guest vocalists will be Lisa Clark, soprano, and Daniel Craig, baritone. This special performance is free and open to the public and is made possible through a gift from…

Owensboro Earns Creative District Designation

“We’ve discovered in the recent past how much more we can do when we join forces, rather than exist as islands by ourselves in the arts. This gives us the momentum to collaboratively enhance one another.” —Roxi Witt, RiverPark Center executive director FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 27, 2017) — The Kentucky Arts Council today announced that Owensboro has been named a Kentucky Creative District. Owensboro is home to a thriving visual and performing arts scene,…

Dinner Concert to Raise Funds for Youth Carnegie Hall Trip

Owensboro, KY – The Owensboro Symphony Youth and String Orchestras continue their season with the annual Fundraising Dinner concert on Monday evening, March 13, 2017. This year’s event will take place in the Blessed Mother Parrish Hall, 601 E 23rd Street, Owensboro, Kentucky. The dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will follow at 7:00 p.m. The meal prepared by Bill’s Restaurant, will include spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, and…

Program Notes for Saturday, February 18

by Bruce Kiesling Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: (1840-1893) Marche Slave, Op. 31 Like many of the great romantic composers, Tchaikovsky was encouraged by his parents to choose a career other than music. Tchaikovsky completed legal training and began a career at the Ministry of Justice. However, his passion for music soon triumphed, and he turned to composing full time. Tchaikovsky had particular success writing patriotic music. While the 1812 Overture is…

 
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