Introducing a new concert series

Share in the joy of classical music brought to life

Learn the stories of artists throughout the ages

Be inspired by the depth and power of chamber music!

Schedule

FREE ADMISSION—suggested donation $20!

American Flag

Made in America 1893

7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021
1891 Parkers Mill Rd, Lexington, KY

What do Boston elites, a black kid from Arkansas, and a Bohemian on vacation in rural Iowa have in common? They were all making American music in 1893! Come hear the variety and energy of the music scene in nineteenth century U.S.A., featuring popular, patriotic, and art music including a string quintet written in the middle of nowhere. And on top of that we have paintings by Lexington artist Bonnie Klein, inspired by the program. Join us for our first-ever Amadeus Lex event!

Mandelbrot Set

Mathematica

7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY

Can math be beautiful, and can art be rational? Explore with us some of the structures and symmetries of musical forms in multiple styles, from the magic of canonic imitation that has fascinated composers since the Middle Ages to the venerable Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach. Then we present a jazzy and spirited string quartet Mathematica composed by Detroit Symphony cellist Dr. Jeremy Crosmer.

Carl Reinecke

Unsung Heroes of Harmony

7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022
2351 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY

Heroes don't always get respect: Even as the violin was becoming a legendary instrument in the hands of Paganini, the viola and clarinet were quietly supporting ensembles with harmony and counterpoint. Professor Carl Reinecke taught harmony to many famous composers and grew a colossal set of mutton chops, but somehow his music isn't as well-known in the 21st century. This trio concert with viola, clarinet, and piano puts the spotlight on a group that Mozart wrote for while bowling, featuring heroic music by Reinecke, Paul Jeanjean, Max Bruch, and more.

Rose

Love & Loss

7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022
180 E Maxwell St, Lexington, KY

Our final concert of the season is a program of romance and lament featuring soprano Catherine Clarke Nardolillo. Hear song cycles by Vaughan Williams and Ricard Strauss and poetry by a Kentucky author. "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams..."

Presented by

Dr. Jonathan Crosmer, Artistic Director & Troublemaker

Jonathan Crosmer

Composer, violist, stealth pianist, mad computer scientist, bridge Life Master, occasional technophobe and general rabble-rouser. Somehow he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln under Clark Potter. Dr. Crosmer writes software for factories at Redzone Production Systems, but one time he helped start a chamber orchestra. Then the U.K. granted him a visa for "Exceptional Talent" and he lived in Oxford for a while with his wife, Kathleen. He might be a loose cannon, but he knows how to bring the fun.

Amadeus Lex brings art music to life by producing exciting, powerful, and accessible chamber music concerts. We believe music is fun, music is meaningful, and music is for everyone. Our concerts are not just traditional performances of classical music: we'll invite you into the music with stories, weave in music of other genres, and even experiment with other art forms. Meet local artists and be inspired by great beauty through our enjoyable and dynamic programs.

Season Sponsors

Dr. Charles Papp, CSGA

Dr. Timothy Gregg

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