Coffee Series

The Coffee Series distills the splendor of our evening performances into daytime concerts that are both accessible and refreshing. Paired with complimentary Heine Brothers coffee, these concerts feature abridged versions of our Classics performances, condensed into shorter, intermission free concerts. Experience the virtuosity of Ray Chen and Midori in masterful violin concertos, the romantic flair of Ravel’s Piano Concerto with Louis Lortie, and the dramatic storytelling of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Each performance is a specially crafted musical delight to start your day on a high note.

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Ray Chen Plays Barber

November 15, 2024 | 11:00 AM

Conductor: Teddy Abrams
Violin: Ray Chen
Additional appearances by: Valerie Coleman and Louisville Creator Corps Baldwin Giang, Brittany Green, Oswald Huynh

Experience violin virtuoso Ray Chen, playing Samuel Barber’s nostalgic Violin Concerto, debut works of the 2024–2025 Creators Corps, and the world premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Midori and An Alpine Symphony

January 17, 2025 | 11:00 AM

Conductor: Teddy Abrams
Violin: Midori Gotō

Immerse yourself in an evening of enchantment as violin virtuoso Midori performs Sibelius’ emotive Violin Concerto, paired with the grandeur of Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony, all under the dynamic baton of Teddy Abrams.

Ravel’s Romantic Reverie – A Valentine’s Day Concert

February 14, 2025 | 11:00 AM

Conductor: Ken-David Masur
Piano: Louis Lortie

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of romance and music featuring Louis Lortie playing Ravel’s enchanting Piano Concerto in G, Toru Takemitsu’s Star-Isle, and Ravel’s sumptuous Daphnis and Chloe, all under Ken-David Masur’s baton.

Stravinsky’s Firebird

March 7, 2025 | 11:00 AM

Conductor: Joseph Young

In Stravinsky’s beloved complete Firebird Suite, this iconic composition filled with lush melodies and evocative storytelling, will captivate your senses and take you on an unforgettable musical adventure.

Creators Fest

May 9, 2025 | 11:00 AM

Conductor: Teddy Abrams
24–25 Creator Corps: Baldwin Giang, Brittany Green, Oswald Huynh

Be part of the second annual Creators Fest, showcasing the unique world premieres of the Louisville Orchestra Creator Corps residency featuring compositions crafted specifically for Louisville, celebrating the fusion of music, creativity, and community.

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With significant support from 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville