Orchesta Kentucky plays Valentine’s concert this weekend

Kevin Allen

Orchestra Kentucky, a professional orchestra in Bowling Green, is coming to Van Meter Hall this weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their concert “Endless Love.”

The orchestra combines a 24-piece orchestra with a rock band and singers, said Jeff Reed, music director for the orchestra.

This weekend, they will be performing classic love songs from the 1960s through the 1990s, including songs from artists such as Eric Clapton, Huey Lewis and the News and Aretha Franklin, he said.

“The songs will be record copies,” Reed said. “They’ll sound as close to the recorded song as possible without the original band being there.”

He said the concert will be a “high-energy event” that is open to everyone, including students.

“If students like the music of their parents, they’ll love it,” Reed said.

The concert will be tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., he said. Tickets are  $26 to $36, depending on seat location.

The concert is the last one in  Orchestra Kentucky’s annual Retro Series that celebrates great songs from the past, he said.

“There are different kinds of love songs,” said Reed. “Breaking up songs… love at first sight, songs about having been in love with somebody after the relationship is over. There are a lot of different topics for love songs to be about.”