Philharmonic’s Family Concert: ‘Rhythms of the World’

The Lexington Philharmonic, celebrating its 50th season, kicks off its Family Concert series with “Rhythms of the World,” featuring the award-winning University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble.

The concert begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Lexington Opera House with pre-concert activities starting at 2 p.m.

The highlight of the program will be audience members becoming part of a surround sound percussion ensemble piece.

In addition to the “Rhythms of the World” Family Concert, LexPhil is also offering “Rhythms of the World” Discovery Concerts, developed for elementary school students and teachers.

The Discovery Concerts will be performed Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Lexington Opera House.

This season’s Discovery Concert will give students the opportunity to be immersed in high-energy orchestral music, and will cover musical ideas while delving into geography, world cultures, social studies and more.

This cross-curricular view ties into the Kentucky Department of Education program review demonstrators.

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