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Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:00pm

Event Description

Kicking off the season with a free concert at Iroquois Amphitheater, the Louisville Orchestra celebrates with a colorful program of symphonic music. The featured soloist is pianist LARA DOWNES performing Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Ms. Downes was named 2022 Classical Woman of the Year by Performance Today and has topped the Billboard Magazine charts as a recording artist, producer, and curator of American piano. She is the creator of Rising Sun Music, a recording series that sheds light on the music and stories of Black composers over the last 200 years. The series features her collaborations with a wide range of leading instrumentalists and vocalists, including Davóne Tines, Nicole Cabell, and Regina Carter. Lara is also the creator and host of Amplify with Lara Downes, a video series for NPR Music.

Adolphus HAILSTORK:  American Fanfare
Leonard BERNSTEIN:  Overture to Candide
Aaron COPLAND:  Variations on a Shaker Melody
Paola PRESTINI:  Hindsight: Let Me See the Sun
     Lara Downes, piano
Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: “Danse Negre” from African Suite
John WILLIAMS:  Superman March
John WILLIAMS: “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln
Arturo MÁRQUEZ: Conga del Fuego Nuevo (New Fire Conga)
George GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody In Blue

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Lara Downes, piano

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS SPONSORS:   Jim and Irene Karp, and Metro Louisville Government
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Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheatre Rd
Louisville, 40214

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