Lexington Public Library Concert Series

Classical Music Sundays is a series of free classical music concerts held at 2:30 p.m. the third Sunday of the month, September through April. Each concert features world-class performers, great music, and discussions about the repertoire, composers and much more.

The goal of this series to to show that classical music ia very accessible, fun, and can be understood and loved by everyone. Dr. Bernado Scarambone, a music professor at Eastern Kentucky University, coordinates and emcees each performance.

For more information, contact: 231-5515 and theater@lexpublib.org. Or visit the library’s website, www.lexpublib.org/calendar

Thanks to the Lexington Public Library for sponsoring these concerts!

Most Recent Concert


String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy 

Excersio Aestiva by Thomas Couvillon 


Caleb Murphy is a violinist based in Louisville, Kentucky. Caleb started playing in the 4th grade for school orchestra and has continued until today. During middle school he participated in Louisville youth orchestra as well as Jefferson County Public Schools all county orchestra. In high school Murphy attended the KMEA all state orchestra for 3 out of the 4 years and in the summer went to Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. Murphy performs across Kentucky in many different areas. Most notably he appeared with a string quartet in the traveling Beatles vs Stones performance   in Louisville. As of now Murphy studies violin performance at Eastern Kentucky University under Dr. Sila Darville. Murphy has previously been taught by Stacy Yates and Helen Haverstick. 

Eva Cook is a violinist and vocalist from Bowling Green, Kentucky. She began private instruction for violin in June of 2020 at the age of 15, under Julianna Waller-Martinez, and was also mentored by her husband, Carlos Martinez. Eva was accepted into the KY Governor’s School for the Arts in 2022 for violin, and was selected as an alternate for voice. She participated in the KMEA All State Orchestras and Choirs throughout high school. She has served as the concertmaster for the EKU Honors Orchestras, and at the Stephen Foster Music Camp in 2022 and 2023. Eva made her Carnegie Hall Debut at 17, serving as Assistant Concertmaster for the HPS High School String Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist for violinist/composer and Grammy award winner Chris Carmichael’s world premiere of “Lauren’s Theme,” and has continued to teach privately and play professionally since the age of 16. Eva is currently a freshman studying violin performance at Eastern Kentucky University under Dr. Sila Darville, and voice under Dr. Curtis Streetman. 

Alexandria McClinton is a cellist based in both Kentucky and Colorado. Alexandria’s formal training began at the non-profit music school, Scrollworks under the cellist Craig Hultgren. She continued her study of the cello at the Alabama School of Fine Arts at the age of thirteen. During her time at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, McClinton also participated in multiple summer intensives across the United States as well as participating in the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Alabama All State Orchestra. McClinton started playing professionally at the age of fifteen and has continued performing across the United States for both entertainment and educational performance related recitals. As well as performing, McClinton also hosts a private studio for beginner to intermediate students. McClinton currently studies cello performance at Eastern Kentucky University with Dr. Nathan Jasinski. McClinton has been previously taught by Craig Hultgren and Samuel Nordlund. 

Qahtan Ahmed is a violist currently based in Kentucky. His musical endeavors started with private tutor Stacy Yates, who guided him from his sophomore year of high school until his senior year. He graduated from Eastern High School, and is now a junior viola performance major at the collegiate institution Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), Qahtan studies viola with Dr. Sila Darville, and is principal violist in the EKU Symphony Orchestra under Dr. David Galant. Since his time at EKU he has played in quartets at various events such as weddings and tea parties, and has received recent notable awards such as “Outstanding String Player” from the Institution of Creative and Collaborative Arts at EKU, “Most Valued Person” award attending the Renova Music Festival, and recently has won The EKU Concerto Competition for 2024. 

Previous Concerts

You can find a collection of past concerts on the KMTA YouTube Channel.

Thanks again to the Lexington Public Library for their generous help with this concert series!