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Gheens Concert a huge success

On February 7 the Symphony Orchestra performed in a Side-By-Side Concert with the spectacular Louisville Orchestra! The concert was part of the ongoing Gheens "Great Expectations" series.  The program included solo features by our own Nicholas Recktenwald on trumpet, in addition to the dance-inspired "Conga del Fuego Nuevo" by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, and concluded with Mussorgsky's spectacular "Pictures at an Exhibition"!

This year’s concert highlighted the visual arts as well by projecting images of winning entries from a statewide art contest inspired by Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  The Gheens Musical Inspirations Art Catalog 2018 is available for viewing online.


This concert was sponsored by the Gheens Foundation, the Kentucky Center and Kentucky Music Educators Association.  What an evening!

A wonderful KMEA audience

Opening the Gheens Concert before a wonderful KMEA audience.

Louisville Orchestra & LYO side-by-s

Stage filled - the Louisville Orchestra playing side-by-side with the LYO

Nicholas Recktenwald, soloist

Nicholas Recktenwald is the concert's first guest artist from Louisville..

Just in Time jazz quintet

Nick and the Just in Time jazz quintet play Night in Tunesia

Fearless Leaders

Jefffrey Jamner, KY Center, Senior Director of Education & Community Arts Melody Welsh-Buchholz, LYO Executive Director Doug Elmore, LYO Music Director THANKS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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