A huge part of CKYO’s success is our community of alumni. Throughout the years there have been thousands of students who have played with CKYO and we want to celebrate with you by making music together. We are inviting any active musicians to join alumni from all decades of CKYO in a special all-alumni orchestra performance conducted by CKYO’s 7th Music Director Dr. Joseph Ceo (1966-1973).

Schedule of Events and Information:

  • Saturday, May 19

    • 10:00am – 12pm: Alumni Reunion Orchestra Rehearsal @ Bryan Station High School 201 Eastin Rd

    • 5:00pm: Alumni reception, Location: King Alumni House (UK Campus - 400 Rose Street (optional)

    • 7:30pm: Lexington Philharmonic Season Finale Concert (optional)

  • Sunday, May 20

    • 3:30-4:30pm: Rehearsal on stage at Singletary Center for the Arts

    • 5:00pm: Concert begins

      • Symphony Orchestra with Friends in Music side-by- side

      • Alumni Reunion Orchestra

      • Senior Awards Presentation

      • Intermission

      • Symphony Orchestra performance

      • Senior Orchestra Farewell

Repertoire (links to download practice parts will be provided once you have RSVP’d):

  • Verdi –Triumphal March from Aida

  • Stravinsky – Berceuse and Finale from Firebird Suite

Performance Attire: Concert Black

Everyone has a part to play—in music, and in life. It’s one of the most enduring lessons CKYO musicians learn. It may have been five, ten, or forty years since you performed with fellow CKYO musicians, but we want you to know there will always be a part for you to play at CKYO, whether you prefer to be in the spotlight or cheering us on behind the scenes.

There are three ways you can help us celebrate this historic anniversary!

  1. Perform - Play in the Alumni Reunion Orchestra (and attend the rehearsal & reception on May 19).

  2. Applaud - Attend the Alumni Reception on Saturday, May 19 and the concert on Sunday, May 20.

  3. Support - Make a financial contribution to support CKYO’s efforts in music education and make a difference in the lives of young musicians for another 70 years!

We hope you will join us!