This week, our Drees Homes Auditorium has been home for the professional musicians of the @KentuckySymphony as they rehearse for the opener of their 30th season.

The concert is this Saturday, 10/16, at 7:30 pm. Come experience the sounds of the KSO at SHDHS! Limited tickets are still available at (discounted tickets available with SHDHS ID at the box office – for discounted student tickets – please email [email protected]).

Event Description:

Peter Boyer –  “New Beginnings”
Mason Bates – The Art of War (for orchestra & electronica)
Béla Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra literally trumpets, rockets, and dances to open its 30th anniversary season with an all-orchestral program featuring the New Bs —(Boyer, Bates, and Bartok). Peter Boyer’s “New Beginnings” (2000) opens with a driving fanfare that gives way to a haunting lyrical melody and zippy, boisterous finish. Grammy award-winning composer and DJ Mason Bates brings his samplings and computer-driven tempi and percussive sounds to his 2018 work The Art of War, featuring sounds of the U.S. Treasury printing presses, a co-mingling of American blues and Iraqi folk music, and the training of a U.S. Marine Corps mortar platoon. The program concludes with Béla Bartók’s 20th c. warhorse — Concerto for Orchestra (1945).

Ticketing Information:

$35 each, with two ways to enjoy performances — in person or via live stream!  Available now.  Single ticket sales subject to processing and handling: $1.50 per ticket plus credit card merchant fee 3.5%. Mailing an additional $1.15 if requested.  More information can be found on the KSO event page on their website.

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