Lexington Philharmonic - VISIONS & VOICES
Individual: $28 - $78 | Student & Youth (17 & under): $11
VISIONS & VOICES features the epic combined orchestral and choral forces of The Lexington Singers and Children’s Choir, the University of Kentucky Chorale and Men’s Chorus, and featured soloists from the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The program opens with two powerful works by Composer-In-Residence Shawn E. Okpebholo. In the words of Okpebholo, Sing Dumb (2016) for voice and orchestra is a piece responding to “a shared feeling of dumbfoundedness,” in the wake of violence and political turmoil in the United States. Okpebholo’s Stomp the Dust (2016), translated from the Swahili phrase “Kutimbua Kivumbi,” was inspired by the composer's trip to Kenya, “a colorful place, reflected visually and also in the vibrant and welcoming nature of the people.” Closing the program is Carl Orff’s magnum opus, Carmina Burana, a heavily rhythmic and Renaissance-influenced setting of 24 medieval poems featuring orchestra, soloists, and over 200 epic voices.
Last Updated 07/26/2023