LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University music professor and pianist Gregory Partain will appear as concerto soloist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the 200-voiced Lexington Singers in the season finale performance Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.
Partain, an accomplished soloist and composer, has toured Poland, Guatemala and Costa Rica and has performed as recitalist, chamber musician or concerto soloist in most regions of the United States. He has won the national KMS Competition in Seattle, first prize in the Memphis Beethoven Club Competition, second prize in the International Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition and was a finalist in the Concert Artists Guild New York Competition.
In 1999, Partain made his debut as a composer at the Kentucky Music Teachers Association state convention with the performance of his two songs for harp and soprano on poems of William Butler Yeats. In 1997, Partain premiered a new concerto by colleague Larry Barnes with the Transylvania Orchestra under the direction of Ben Hawkins.
Guest conductors for Friday’s concert are Jeff Johnson of the Lexington Singers and John Nardolillo of the UK Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Fauré’s Pavane, Op. 50, Requiem and Op. 48 and Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43, Choral Fantasy and Op. 80.
For tickets and information call (859) 233-4226 or visit www.lexphil.org.