Concert Connections

Want to be a CHOIR ROCKSTAR for a day?

Enter for a chance to sing on stage with Foreigner when they perform at the Norton Center on October 21! WRNZ-FM in partnership with the Norton Center, Foreigner, Ford, and Drive 4 UR School are hosting the Rock Then Roll 4UR School Contest. Local high school choirs are eligible to enter by submitting a performance [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:40:37+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Concert Connections|

Japan Took Center Stage at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair

Visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 were treated to all the wonders of the Industrial Age. One of every six Americans made their way to Chicago to experience the 65,000 exhibits spread across 633 acres of fairgrounds. They were amazed by the clean and safe elevated railway and the electric launches plying the [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:44:23+00:00 January 7th, 2015|A Closer Look, Concert Connections|

Cyber Monday Sale – December 1!

Are you looking for the perfect holiday present? Want to catch the best entertainment in Kentucky at the best price? Then mark your calendars for the Norton Center's Cyber Monday sale! On Monday, December 1 all 2015 Norton Center performances will go on sale with ticket discounts ranging from 10% to 75% off! The sale [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:47:40+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Concert Connections|

Backstage at the Norton Center with Brian from the Dublin Guitar Quartet

1. VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE… also perform as an electric guitar quartet. 2. WHEN WE’RE NOT ON TOUR WE… Watch Game of Thrones, True Detective, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire… 3. WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT OUR ART IS… Hearing a transcription realized for the first time. 4. A LIFE [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:50:22+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Backstage at the Norton Center, Concert Connections|

An Empire Built on Tea

Britain was an empire built on tea. The East India Company, with its monopoly on Chinese tea trade, helped finance British expansion into Asia and North American beginning with the reign of Elizabeth I. But that monopoly ended in 1833 and both Britain and America eventually turned away from Chinese teas. By the end of [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:51:41+00:00 March 4th, 2014|A Closer Look, Concert Connections|

Concert Connections: A Closer Look at the Collaboration Between Simone Dinnerstein + Tift Merritt

On Saturday, February 22 classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer/songwriter Tift Merritt will share the Club Weisiger stage for a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes. Though Simone (a Juilliard-trained classical pianist from Brooklyn) and Tift (a singer-songwriter from North Carolina whose father taught her to play [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:52:54+00:00 January 15th, 2014|A Closer Look, Concert Connections, Program Notes|

Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet Program Notes

A note from Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, Executive and Artistic Director: This year's theme represents a figurative dialogue, showcasing a selection of great gems from two eras (baroque and contemporary), while accenting the program with works by composers of color. The architecture of the program pays homage to great 20th century composers who were either deeply interested [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:11:51+00:00 September 20th, 2013|A Closer Look, Concert Connections, Program Notes|

Transformation Through Art

Sphinx Virtuosi and the Catalyst Quartet at the Norton Center give depth to Latin American Studies and African and African-American minors. It is no secret how important role models are in the choices and development of children and young adults.  When asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” we look to [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:12:25+00:00 September 10th, 2013|A Closer Look, Concert Connections, Notes from the Faculty|

Backstage at the Norton Center with Jeremy Kittel

1. VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT I… Often take late-night walks alone listening to music; I’m sometimes amazed that almost no one is out doing their thing except me. 2. WHEN I’M NOT ON TOUR I… love chilling at home; hanging with people or animals I like; listening to or writing music, jamming with friends; [...]