National Symphony Orchestra schedules more than 150 activities and events for Kentucky tour
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky will host the National Symphony Orchestra's 2011 American Residencies tour Feb. 17 – 25. During the visit, the orchestra will perform major concerts in Louisville, Florence, Owensboro, Paducah, Lexington and Somerset. Additionally, members of the orchestra will travel to 35 Kentucky communities to participate in more than 150 educational, outreach and performance activities in 66 venues.
The activities include chamber music performances; pre-concert lectures; school assemblies; community performances in libraries, churches and nursing homes; “Teddy Bear” concerts for preschoolers and their parents; artistic exchanges with Kentucky musicians; “Connections” workshops in schools linking music to the science curriculum; workshops for teachers; arts education roundtable discussions; arts advocacy training sessions; sectionals coaching; clinics; and master classes.
For a detailed schedule of concerts, activities and events, go to http://bit.ly/NSOsched.
The National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies is a unique national initiative encompassing the elements of education, outreach, chamber and orchestral performances. American Residencies are sponsored in part by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Duke Energy is the Supporting Sponsor of the 2011 NSO Kentucky Residency. The NSO American Residency concert in Lexington is supported in part by Windstream Communications. Chamber music concerts and outreach activities are supported in part by generous contributors to The Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund for Chamber Music and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas. All proceeds from ticket sales for these events remain in Kentucky to support local arts organizations.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, is the in-state partner for the National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies program for 2011. Coordination of these activities creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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