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, chamber music concerts, community performances in libraries, churches and nursing homes, “Teddy Bear” performances 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.
Detailed schedule of concerts, activities and events:
The National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies is a unique national initiative encompassing the elements of education, outreach and chamber and orchestral performances. Residencies also provide interaction with many of the state's fine artists, sharing elements of classical symphonic music with the region while at the same time giving the region a musical voice in the nation's center for the performing arts through exchanges, training programs and commissions. In addition, a major project such as the Residency can help focus statewide and national attention on the excellence of the artists found in areas across the country.
With American Residencies, the NSO helps to ensure the future of orchestras and the arts in education, participating in a national interchange of educational artistic programs and ideas that integrate the lessons of the performing arts into daily life and keep an important part of our cultural heritage vibrant and growing.
Activities comprising a Residency evolve from consultations with numerous performing arts organizations and education institutions about potential sites within the state.
|Communities Served during 2011 American Residency in Kentucky|
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Arts Advocacy Forum
February 23 at 10 a.m.
Join National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Conductor Hugh Wolff and NSO Executive Director Rita Shapiro for a forum at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center to discuss arts advocacy and the role the arts can play in communities. The forum will be moderated by Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows.
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