2023 Mini-Season Schedule
"It is my strong belief that the performing arts enrich not only our collective communities, but the lives of all who live here." — Betty Comer, Program Chair, Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky Inc.
Kentucky Just Us
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Corbin High School Auditorium, Corbin, KY
Based out of South Central Kentucky, Kentucky Just Us is a family group featuring tight harmonies, heartwarming lyrics, and a fresh sound that is all their own. While their music is varied, it is strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old-Time Country Music, Gospel Music and family based values. The band started out in October of 2014 with just a guitar and vocals. Since then they have added several other instruments including the banjo, fiddle, upright bass, and mandolin. They’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s finest musicians, including legendary fiddle player Gary “Biscuit” Davis, and has recently been honored by being selected as theFirst Artists in Residence of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Corbin High School Auditorium, Corbin KY
Founded in 1937, the Tamburitzans are the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's members were originally all full-time students at Duquesne University. In 2014, Duquesne announced the Tamburitzans would become an independent, nonprofit organization. The group now accepts students from other Pittsburgh-based universities. The Tamburitzans continue to dazzle audiences year after year with elaborate costumes and incredibly versatile musicians, singers and dancers. The group is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages of Eastern Europe and its neighbors through performance, while awarding scholarships to talented and deserving student performers.
Performed by Peach State Opera
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Corbin Middle School, Corbin, KY
The fiery cigarette factory worker Carmen, one of the most famous characters in opera, seduces the naïve Spanish corporal Don José into a tempestuous relationship that destroys everything he once valued. The four-act opera by French composer Georges Bizet first performed in 1875 and is one of the most popular Western operas of all time. It is based on the 1845 novella of the same name. This production is brought to life by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s premier touring company. Founded in 2009, Peach State Opera is dedicated to sharing the thrill of live opera with small communities in Georgia and its surrounding states by presenting exciting, accessible and portable English-language productions. Twenty-five local vocal students will participate in this performance.