Experiencing Lexington: The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

The lights dimmed and silence ensued. The director and conductor, Scott Terrell, took the stage and the audience shared a moment of awe as the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra began their performance.

An unforgettable performance that is an absolute must see— the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. And don’t forget the amazing student rush sale the tickets were only $11… $11! These seats usually sale for about $40. An outstanding show, an incomparable price and as if you could even ask for more- it was only right down the road at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

This concerts program consisted of pieces by Robert Sierra, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky and featured guest pianist Alessio Bax. Every piece was poignant and entirely engulfed the auditorium. Every audience member was on the edge of their seats and standing ovations were immediate. The music touched the hearts of all who could hear it— especially the sweat elderly couple who sat in the row in front of me. The little old woman in her bright red coat had her little old husband help her rise for every standing ovation. It was overwhelming to see how the power behind the music could connect all of these strangers— performers and audience members were brought together despite age, race, gender, or musical know how. Music knows no boundaries.

And so as the show progressed and neared the end, the dramatic energy was like electricity in the air and as the last note sounded through the auditorium the crowd shot up and applauded the group’s magnificent work. Attending at least one of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestras performances should be at the top of everyone’s to do list. If you are interested in attending a performance the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra office hours are 9 a.m.— 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can be reached by phone, 859—233—4226 or 859—494—4226, and information can also be found on their website at http://www.lexphil.org.