Orchestra Kentucky

Orchestra Kentucky


Orchestra Kentucky
1046 Elm Street
Bowling Green, KY
United States

Orchestra Kentucky was founded in the summer of 2000 with no funds and just a vision of two friends, Jeff eed and Mike Thurman. Both are musicians and saw the need in the Bowling Green community for an orchestra of professionals. They contacted several friends, some who were musicians, some not, and met several times to discuss the possibility of starting an orchestra. Those friends were Duncan McKenzie, Evan Walters, Chuck and Janet Smith, and Greg and Helen Motter. The decision was made to organize and start an orchestra with Jeff Reed as music director. Mike was elected president, Chuck was elected treasurer, and Helen secretary. The group chose the name Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra to reflect its small size. On January 22, 2009, the group was renamed Orchestra Kentucky to reflect its larger size and increasing reach into the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra is the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s only fully professional chamber orchestra, enriching regional audiences for many years. Concerts are scheduled from August through April and include a variety of styles from classical to pop.

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