Joseph Mechavich, Kentucky Opera's new Music Director

If you follow Classical 90.5, blog, you’ve already read about composer Jennifer Higdon winning the Pulitzer Prize for her violin concerto. I’m sure the $10,000 will come in handy for tax day! If the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts has his way, we all may need to pay more at tax time.  With a $47 million deficit,  the Metropolitan Opera would like some of that action too.  Meanwhile, the Kentucky Center attempts to balance sure-to-be-popular concerts with lesser-known performers as part of its arts season.  Kentucky Opera continues to work on ensuring full houses by adding the post of Music Director to its administration.