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Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 10:00/9:00 pm CT on KET
Sunday, May 25, 1997 at 8:30/7:30 pm CT on KET
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This edition of In Performance at the Governors Mansion celebrates the states most famous eventthe Kentucky Derbywith rousing music and dance by the Derby Citys top performance groups.
The gala event, recorded in the Derby tent at the Governors Mansion on April 30, 1997, features the Louisville Orchestra performing a number of classical selections. The Kentucky Opera joins the orchestra in excerpts from Verdis La Traviata, and the Louisville Ballet takes the stage to perform excerpts from Tchaikovskys Sleeping Beauty, also with the orchestra.
Hosted by former Lexington news anchor Sky Yancey, the program also includes a tour of a ballroom exhibit by Kentucky visual artists.
Seasons 2-5 were made possible
by a generous grant from Ashland Inc.