Orchestra Kentucky announced that, due to expected cold weather, SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS will be moved from Friday at 7:30pm to Saturday at 4pm. The concert will still be held outdoors at the National Corvette Museum Amphitheater, and protocols for the concert can be found HERE.
SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS will include blockbuster scores from Jaws, Grease, Back to the Future, and more, plus a patriotic finale featuring “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert will also feature the first live performance of “Indivisible.” “Indivisible” was originally released by Orchestra Kentucky on July 1, 2020 as a new original patriotic song written by Dick and Mel Tunney featuring award-winning artists as well as Orchestra Kentucky members. After receiving national media coverage, the song has now had over 38,000 views.
A limited number of tickets are available starting at just $20 and may be purchased online at OrchestraKentucky.com or by calling the Orchestra Kentucky administrative offices at (270) 846-2426 between 9am to 5pm weekdays. Orchestra Kentucky would like to ask for consideration to be taken if planning to attend the concert if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, loss of smell, etc.).
Orchestra Kentucky concerts are all made possible as a result of a generous sponsorship by season sponsor The Haskins Foundation and series sponsors Jim & Darlene Johnson, Jim Johnson Nissan/ Hyundai. SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS is also co-sponsored by Gerald Printing and Dr. Janet Bass Smith. Additional concert sponsorships are available by contacting the Orchestra Kentucky office at (270) 846-2426.
Founded in 2000, Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green is south central Kentucky’s professional orchestra. Its members have performed with ensembles such as the Cincinnati, St. Louis, Dallas, Nashville, Charleston and Louisville orchestras. With over 1,600 subscribers in a community of approximately 60,000, the orchestra attributes its success to innovative programming, designed to appeal to a variety of audiences.
Orchestra Kentucky has backed legendary entertainers, including Neil Sedaka, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Paul Williams and The 5th Dimension. It is involved in commissioning new works by popular performers, premiering compositions by Neil Sedaka, Keith Emerson, Peter Tork, Jimmy Webb, and PDQ Bach.
Jeffrey Reed, music director, founded Orchestra Kentucky in 2000. Since then, he has conducted orchestras in Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, South Korea, Milan, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. He has twice conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Albert Hall. Bestselling author and marketer Seth Godin singled Reed out in his best-selling study of new creativity, “Small is the New Big.” Godin praised his “clever” concerts and praised the “totally different way” Reed approaches programming. In 2015, the University of Louisville named Reed its Alumni Fellow for the School of Music in recognition of his distinguished work in his chosen field. In 2008, he received the Jefferson Award for public service in South Central Kentucky.