UK Symphony Orchestra - The Rite of Spring & Kerr plays Prokofiev

March 23, 2018 7:30 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

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ADULT: $9.00
STUDENT: $4.00

ADULT / STUDENT Public Onsale: September 15, 2017 3:08 PM to March 23, 2018 6:00 PM
Join the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as they welcome violinist, Alexander Kerr, to the stage! The concert will feature Stravinsky’s legendary ballet score, “The Rite of Spring.” The concert will also include the Kentucky premiere of a recently rediscovered Stravinsky masterpiece, Alexander Kerr playing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and a colorful work by French composer Oliver Messiaen.

Alexander Kerr is Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In 1996, at the age of 26, he was appointed to the prestigious position of concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2008, he began his tenure as principal guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and in September 2011, he assumed his role as concertmaster of theDallas Symphony Orchestra. Kerr has appeared as soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, working with such renowned conductors as Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Chailly, Peter Oundjian, Robert Spano, Alan Gilbert, Jaap van Zweden, and David Zinman. Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Kerr began his studies at age seven with members of the National Symphony Orchestra. He went on to study with Sally Thomas at The Juilliard School and with Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 1992.

Messiaen: Les offerandes oubliees
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Funeral Song (Kentucky premier)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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FREE advance tickets available for UK Students through the SCFA Box Office; valid student ID required. Free advance tickets not available on day of show.

Children age 6 and older are welcome to attend UKSO concerts. UK Symphony Orchestra evening concerts are not appropriate for children under age 6 in an interest in maintaining a quiet and contemplative listening environment. Children who are not able to sit quietly through the performance may be asked to leave the concert hall. Children of all ages are welcome to attend UKSO school concerts.