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Oz with Orchestra
7:30PM | Monday | April 21, 2014

Sponsored by Georgeanna B. Hagerman
Co-sponsored by Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai, Jim & Darlene Johnson and US Bank
VIP Series sponsored by the Haskins Foundation
One of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM’s stunningly re-mastered and restored images will be accompanied by Orchestra Kentucky, playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant scores. Hearing Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings, backed by lush, live orchestration, will transport children and adults alike. With this version of The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, concertgoers will be treated to the Oscar-winning film as it has never been seen before!

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Reel Piano Music
7:30PM | Monday | May 19, 2014
featuring Michael Chertock

Co-sponsored by Linda & Don Vitale and Bud & Yezi Layne
VIP Series sponsored by the Haskins Foundation
Pianist Michael Chertock plays some of the cinema’s greatest hits, including The Way We Were, Somewhere in Time, The Summer of ’42, On Golden Pond and the Theme from Exodus. Also on the program are film scores written by classical composers, including Prokofiev’s Lt. Kije Suite, the eighteenth variation from Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto.

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Bourbon and Bacon Bash
7:30PM | Saturday | June 21, 2014
La Gala
601 State St.

Proceeds Benefit Orchestra Kentucky
Join Orchestra Kentucky supporters for the premier Summer in the City event featuring bourbon tastings provided by Buffalo Trace Distillery and Western Spirits. Tempt your taste buds with our diverse heavy appetizers menu, some highlighting bacon and bourbon. Dance to the sounds of your favorite musicians, the Rewinders and Tyrone Dunn. The evening will provide a sensory overload with music, food, beverages (including a full bar), friends, and luxury items available in a silent auction. Reservations $100/each, limited to 300 guests. Call 270.846.2426 for reservations or email mjrotellar@twc.com for information.

Fantasia Live
Monday | September 8, 2014
Ervin G. Houchens Foundation & Houchens Industries
Jim & Darlene Johnson and Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai
Roland Willock
Orchestra Kentucky accompanies scenes from Disney’s 1940 and 2000 films, Fantasia. The orchestra will play the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Stravinsky, Dukas, Elgar, and Respighi as movie scenes are projected on a large screen above the stage.

A Halloween Spooktacular!
Monday | October 27, 2014

Drs. Charles & Janet Smith
Orchestra Kentucky puts you in the mood for Halloween with an evening of ghoulish tricks and treats, including Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Grieg’s Peer Gynt: Suite no. 1, John Williams’ Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, Danny Elfman’s score to Beetlejuice and the March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath from Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Pianist Dror Biran will perform Liszt’s devilishly difficult Totentanz. Come to the concert in costume with your favorite trick or treater.

A Christmas Extravanganza, featuring Sandi Patty
Monday | December 1, 2014

The Baker Arboretum
English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley
Mary & Norris Thomas
Gospel legend Sandi Patty joins Orchestra Kentucky and the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale for a concert of the season’s best.

Hungarian Goulash
Monday | January 26, 2015

Col. Robert & Cora Jane Spiller
Orchestra Kentucky presents an evening of Hungarian masterpieces, including Liszt’s Rákóczy March and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, and Bartók’s tour de force, the Concerto for Orchestra. Also on the program is the world-premiere of a composition for piano and orchestra by Orchestra Kentucky’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts & Humanities honoree Peter Tork of the ‘60s pop group, The Monkees.

The Music of Elmer Bernstein
Monday | February 23, 2015
Dr.& Mrs. David Livingston
Peter Bernstein, son of legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein, joins Orchestra Kentucky for an evening of music from The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more. Peter will tell the stories behind the music, with anecdotes that only a family member would know.

An Evening with Lerner & Loewe
Monday | April 20, 2015

Don & Linda Vitale
Jim & Darlene Johnson and Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai
Mary & Norris Thomas
Orchestra Kentucky, the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, and guest soloists including Tim King present the greatest songs from Lerner & Loewe musicals, including Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, Brigadoon, and My Fair Lady.

Saturday | July 26, 2014
Sponsored by Steve & Claudia Downey
Co-sponsored by First Choice Home Medical & Reliable Restoration
US Bank
The Rewinders and Retro Singers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles coming to America with the greatest hits of the Fab Four.

Three Dog Night
Saturday | August 23, 2014
Sponsored by Franklin Bank & Dr. Patricia Mercer
Co-sponsored by First Choice Home Medical & Reliable Restoration
The legendary rock band Three Dog Night registered 21 Top 40 hits, with three hitting number one, between 1969 and 1975. Three Dog Night joins Orchestra Kentucky for an evening of their hits, including Joy to the World, Mama Told Me Not to Come, One, Shambala, Eli’s Coming, Never Been to Spain, An Old Fashioned Love Song, Out in the Country, Black and White, Celebrate, Family of Man, Easy to Be Hard, and Liar.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
Saturday | September 20, 2014

Co-sponsored by First Choice Home Medical & Reliable Restoration
Heart Strings & Chatters, Fine Children’s Clothing
The Gatlin Brothers were one of the most successful country groups in the ‘70s and ‘80s, charting 33 top 40 hits, including Broken Lady, All the Gold in California, Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You), She Used to Be Somebody's Baby, and Talkin' to the Moon. Larry Gatlin and his brothers, Steve and Rudy, join Orchestra Kentucky for an evening of their greatest hits.

That ‘50s Show
Saturday | November 22, 2014
Sponsored by Steve & Claudia Downey
Co-sponsored by Jim & Darlene Johnson and Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai
Graves-Gilbert Clinic
First Choice Home Medical
The Rewinders and Retro Singers play the music of the ‘50s, including hits from Elvis, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, the Platters, Bill Hailey and the Comets, and more.

B. J. Thomas
Saturday | February 14, 2015
Sponsored by Gerald Printing & Dr. Robert & Pat Goodwin
Co-sponsored by First Choice Home Medical
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Orchestra Kentucky and five-time Grammy-award winner, B.J. Thomas, playing some of country/pops greatest hits: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Hooked on a Feeling, I Just Can’t Help Believing, Rock and Roll Lullaby and Don’t Worry Baby.

Kentucky Fried Concert
Saturday | March 14, 2015
Co-sponsored by Jim & Darlene Johnson and Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai
Mary Jane & Carlos Rotellar
First Choice Home Medical
Heart Strings & Chatters, Fine Children’s Clothing
The Rewinders and Retro Singers reprise their salute to the best of Southern and classic rock. Included are classic anthems from Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Who, Pure Prairie League, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and more.

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Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Program
Saturday | December 13, 2014
Sponsored by J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels & Crematory
Co-sponsored Jim & Darlene Johnson and Jim Johnson Nissan/Hyundai
Cirque de la Symphonie returns for a holiday performance with Orchestra Kentucky. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, and jugglers choreograph their performances to some of the holiday’s best music, including Sleigh Ride, Polar Express, Deck the Halls, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
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Bourbon & Bacon Bash
Saturday, June 21st at 7:30 p.m.
La Gala | 601 State Street, Bowling Green, KY
Music by The Rewinders & Tyrone Dunn


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