WEKU Concert Encore Broadcast Series: CARMEN

Online Event Presented by WEKU

Saturday, May 30th
12:00am - 1:30am
Monday, June 1st
12:00am - 1:30am


FRIDAY, MAY 29 @ 8PM - WEKU Classical (online)

SUNDAY, MAY 31 @ 8PM - WEKU 88.9 (on your radio!)

Originally Performed: February 10, 2017


GRANADOS - Tres danzas españolas

PIAZZOLLA - Aconcagua: Concerto for Bandoneón 

Héctor Del Curto, bandoneón

PIAZZOLLA - Oblivion

BiIZET arr. José Serebrier - Carmen Symphony in 12 Scenes

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.