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Ray Chen Plays Barber

Saturday, November 16, 2024 7:30pm

Event Description

Experience the Louisville Orchestra like never before for an evening of musical brilliance. Join us on November 16th at Whitney Hall to enjoy the timeless beauty of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto performed by Ray Chen along with debut works from 2024-2025 Creators Corps and the groundbreaking premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Concerto for Orchestra. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the rich diversity of our program, designed to appeal to music lovers of all tastes and backgrounds.

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


Brittany Green, Oswald Huynh, Baldwin Giang – LOCC Introductory Works

Introducing the debut performance of the 2024-2025 Louisville Orchestra Creators Corps featuring Brittany Green, Oswald Huynh, and Baldwin Giang. Be among the first to witness their evocative compositions as they take the stage to captivate your senses with their music, carefully crafted to intrigue and inspire.

Samuel Barber – Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1939)

World-renowned violinist Ray Chen takes center stage, bringing to life Samuel Barber’s exquisite Violin Concerto. Dive into the soul-stirring melodies and passionate virtuosity of this timeless masterpiece.

Valerie Coleman – Concerto for Orchestra

Witness the world premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Concerto for Orchestra. Delve into the significance of this contemporary piece, a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of classical music. Valerie Coleman herself is in residency, adding a unique dimension to this extraordinary event.


Join us for an unforgettable night of music and discovery, where tradition meets innovation, and where the Louisville Orchestra continues to redefine the symphonic experience.


Special thanks to our series sponsor, the Brown-Forman Foundation


With significant support from 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville

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Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Performing Arts Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

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