On February 7, Whitney Hall was filled to capacity for the Gheens Great Expectations Concert, an eagerly anticipated free public event celebrating the power of arts education. Performances during the event included the Louisville Orchestra and Louisville Youth Orchestra performing side-by-side, and Youth Performing Arts School trumpeter Nicholas Recktenwald and his jazz ensemble, Spur of the Moment. This year’s event highlighted the visual arts as well by projecting images of winning entries from a statewide art contest inspired by Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This concert also serves as the opening event in the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s (KMEA) annual conference.
In January, Gheens artists Nicholas Recktenwald and Spur of the Moment also performed for students at Jefferson County arts magnet schools, Lincoln Elementary and Western Middle School.
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