|Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Principal conductor||Scott Terrell|
The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra begun in 1965, located in Lexington, KY, USA. It is also known as LPO, LexPhil, Lexington Philharmonic, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Society. Most of the concerts for the 2016-2017 season were scheduled at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Funding in 2016 came from individual donors; corporate support; individual ticket sales; and grant awards, especially from LexArts and the Kentucky Arts Council. In 2016, there was a collective bargaining agreement with the musician's union.
The Lexington Philharmonic Society was incorporated as a non-profit in 1961. Also described as the Central Kentucky Philharmonic Society, it was then a volunteer organization led by Robert King. By 1965, the organization was described as the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Society, and was a professional orchestra led by Leo Scheer. 1971 began the 38-year directorship of George Zack. Beginning in 2009, and as of 2018, the director is Scott Terrell.
As of 2016, "LexPhil provides over 100 concerts, education and community programs every year, engaging communities across the region and reaching thousands of students in schools." Educational programs include "Instrument Petting Zoos".
The Central Kentucky Philharmonic Society was created in 1961 to provide background music for a film produced by the Department of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.
In 1990 there were four professional orchestras and three youth orchestras in the state.
The...2016-17 season will have a...local feel....It will open with Richmond's Tessa Lark to play Samuel Barber's iconic Violin Concerto....'I've been after her a couple of seasons to get her here,' Philharmonic music director Scott Terrell says.
...this year...we completed the new Strategic Plan, Amended Bylaws and Restated Articles of Incorporation.
The Lexington Bach Ensemble, made up of about 15 to 20 musicians, most of whom are members of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra...