Music is primal and deeply complex at the same time and is one of the most enduring and expressive marks we leave for future human-kind. It is the most universal and visceral of all communication tools and brings us together, opening our minds and lifting our spirits. LexPhil believes in the transformative power of live orchestral music and envisions a culture of curiosity for the creation and performance of great music and the essential role it plays in a vibrant community and education system.
As central Kentucky’s leading music-maker, LexPhil presents over 170 concerts and educational programs each year and leads by example. LexPhil brings the highest level of artistry to its audiences by performing a diverse and sophisticated repertoire and has built a reputation for world premieres, innovative and contemporary music experiences and collaborative multi-media concerts.
Music education is central to LexPhil’s mission. LexPhil offers extensive education programs for children and students, directly impacting over 11,000 young people last year. Through its flexible “Music Builds” education platform, LexPhil works with approximately 30 schools each year in central, southern and eastern Kentucky. Many students get their first experience of the magic of music through LexPhil’s traveling Instrument Petting Zoo.