WEKU Concert Encore Broadcast Series: BERNSTEIN & GERSHWIN

Online Event Presented by WEKU

Saturday, June 13th
12:00am - 1:30am
Monday, June 15th
12:00am - 1:30am


FRIDAY, JUNE 12 @ 8PM - WEKU Classical (online)

SUNDAY, JUNE 14 @ 8PM - WEKU 88.9 (on your radio!)

Originally Performed: October 20, 2018


BERNSTEIN - Suite form Candide

GERSHWIN - Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Shirar, piano

BERNSTEIN - Trouble in Tahiti

Cecelia Hall, mezzo-soprano

Keith Phares, baritone

Timothy Murray, high-baritone

Reilly Nelson, mezzo-soprano (KY Opera Studio Artists)

Thomas J. Capobianco, tenor (KY Opera Studio Artists)

WEKU and Lexington Philharmonic bring Symphony Performance to Kentuckians During COVID-19 Crisis. 

As the longtime broadcast partner of the Lexington Philharmonic, public radio station WEKU 88.9 and LexPhil have agreed to broadcast five encore LexPhil performances every two weeks through the end of June. 

While the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2019/2020 Season has been cancelled, the WEKU encore broadcasts are one way WEKU and the Lexington Philharmonic are helping Kentuckians connect to the music of their orchestra safely at home. The orchestra has also developed an online platform titled LexPhil Living Room, to share musician performance videos, education videos and resources for families at home, and other national and international music resources to provide the community with ways to keep classical music a part of life at home. The WEKU encore broadcast dates and links to listen will also be hosted at the Lexington Philharmonic website. “In times like these, it is human nature to want to gather and support each other. This is a different way of gathering for a concert, yet one that is comfortingly familiar,” says Allison Kaiser, LexPhil Executive Director. “WEKU FM has been an important partner to LexPhil for decades and now is a perfect time to introduce additional ways of sharing the resources of this dynamic partnership. We are very grateful for the generosity of spirit, time and commitment from WEKU.” 

WEKU encore broadcasts of Lexington Philharmonic concerts will be aired on both WEKU Classical, and WEKU 88.9. Following broadcast on WEKU Classical, listeners will have two weeks to tune in online to listen to the concert stream.