University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1918, the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is a 100-member all-student orchestra presenting more than 50 concerts each year, including classical, chamber, and education concerts. The group is made up of undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe.
The orchestra performs regularly with world-renowned concert artists including Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Lynn Harrell, Marvin Hamlisch, Denyce Graves, Christine Brewer, Pink Martini, Ronan Tynan, Mark O’Connor, Wynonna Judd, Keith Lockhart, and Arlo Guthrie. They have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., regularly tour the state of Kentucky, and have played in major concert halls throughout China including Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Beijing.