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84 > Image 84 of KYIAN 1974

Part of University of Kentucky Yearbook Collection

by KEITH MUTH T HE Central Kentucky Concert and Lecture Series presented an outstanding lineup of concerts and lectures for the Lexington community and UK students. The 1973 schedule got underway September 6 when the New York Philharmonic opened the concert season. The concert of classical music drew an inspiring crowd of 10,000 to Memorial Coliseum. A group of Siberian dancers, the Krasnayarsk Dance Company, performed exhuberantly before a large UK audience in October. Substituting for lecturer Teresa Zyles-Gara, William Walker, the leading baritone of the Metropolitan Opera performed. Judith Crist, perhaps America's best-known and most scathing theatre critic, opened the spring schedule on January 15. Also in January after returning from a tour of Europe, Jorge Bolet made his first appearance before the Lexington audience. In February the Coliseum crowd saw internationally famous classical guitarist Christopher Parkening in what was one of the year's top performances. The Norwegian National Ballet performed in March. Its first tour of the United States, the ballet combined classic and modern dance styles into a polished performance. To close the season the Welsh Choir of Cardiff gave a quality show on April 2. ^Jf (Top) One of the more interesting programs was the Norwegian National Ballet performing Mythical Hunters. (Above) The Krasnyarsk Siberian Dance Company's lively dancing and vivid red costumes kept the audience keeping time with the music. (Left) /Author of The Private Eye, Judith Crist, spoke to a large crowd despite winter weather. 83