Worthing's Keith Emerson receives Lifetime Achievement award

Worthing's Keith Emerson receives Lifetime Achievement award


Worthing’s famous son Keith Emerson has received  Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in bringing classical music to the masses.

Orchestra Kentucky also honoured Keith with the debut of his orchestral arrangement “Glorietta’s Past” with pianist Jeffrey Biegel and conducted by the composer.

Jeffrey Biegel said: “For his contributions to progressive rock and for awakening the minds of his fans to classical music through his vision with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, I personally believe Keith should be inducted in the Kennedy Center Honors in 2014 in honor of his tremendous impact on music of all styles, his keyboard wizardry and unique musical language.”

Keith will be 70 in November 2014 and Jeff believes this induction into the Kennedy Center Honors would be a fitting tribute.

Pictured: Keith Emerson (right) receiving the award from Orchestra Kentucky maestro Jeff Reed.