Keith Emerson http://wkyufm.org en Keith Emerson To Make Conducting Debut with Orchestra Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/keith-emerson-make-conducting-debut-orchestra-kentucky <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An iconic musician is coming to Bowling Green for a night of firsts with Orchestra Kentucky.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Keith Emerson was part of the band Emerson Lake and Palmer, a group that often combined classical music and progressive rock , catching the ear of a young Jeff Reed.</span></p><p>“I was a teenager and because I loved classical music and rock music, I thought it was great to hear the combination of the two styles. I think they did a lot for classical music,” said Reed.&nbsp; “They took it out of the concert hall and put it through vinyl and onto young people’s turntables.&nbsp; They made it a little cooler and a little bit more accessible and I’m all for that.”</p><p>Flash forward to 2013 and Reed is now musical director of Orchestra Kentucky. On Monday at <a href="http://www.theskypac.com/" target="_blank">SKyPAC</a> in Bowling Green, Reed's orchestra will take the stage with Emerson. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 36951 at http://wkyufm.org Keith Emerson To Make Conducting Debut with Orchestra Kentucky