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Saturday, July 6, 2024 7:00pm

Event Description

ROARchestra is back! Your Louisville Orchestra and your Louisville Zoo have partnered again to present a wildly entertaining musical evening. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy live music under the stars at the Zoo’s renovated Oasis Stage.

Under the baton of conductor Teddy Abrams, we will present a vibrant mix of classical and contemporary pieces. Experience the rhythm and soul of America through performances by vocalists Jason Clayborn, Daria Raymore, Teaira Dunn, CeCe Dunn, and Latiana Clayborn. Enjoy Bernstein’s energetic On the Town, the sweeping beauty of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, and timeless hits by legends like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie.

Zoo opens at 7:00 PM (Enjoy Zoo grounds until 8:00 PM)
Concert begins at 8:30 PM (expected ending 10:00 PM)

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 
No outside alcohol permitted.
No refunds, rainchecks, or exchanges for this Zoo fundraiser.


Jason Clayborn

Jason Clayborn, a Louisville native and the oldest of six, has deep gospel music roots. His grandmother, Wilma Clayborn, was the first female gospel DJ at a local radio station and owned a gospel music record store. Jason started singing and playing drums at church and the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. He has toured with national artists, including Dr. Ron Kenoly, and was part of the hip-hop gospel group, The Righteous Riders, signed to Tyscot Records in 2002. Clayborn has been nominated for three GMA awards and a Stellar Award, and has appeared on BET, TBN, and as a spokesperson for Kellogg’s Choir Competition.

Daria Raymore

Daria Raymore is a singer from Louisville, Ky. She has been singing and performing her whole life. Raymore is well known for her undeniable vocal talent and art. She has sung for lots of different events all across the world. She has toured in different countries, she has recorded many albums. But one she is most proud of is her very own (untitled) album that she is currently working on. She released her first music video on Sep. 18 2022! She has performed with the Louisville Orchestra with her brother, Jason Clayborn. Raymore is a seasoned artist, who was raised by a musically inclined family. Raymore’s passion for music is the epitome of her craft.

ROARchestra Program

Leonard Bernstein

Experience the exhilaration with “Three Dance Episodes from On the Town,” featuring the lively “The Great Lover” and the iconic “Times Square: 1944.”

Antonín Dvorák

Dive deep into the emotional landscape with the powerful first movement, “Adagio-Allegro Molto,” from Symphony No.9 in E minor.

Soul Classics Reimagined

  • Soul-stirring performances and electrifying arrangements by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich of hits like:
  • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (by Carole King and Ashford & Simpson), featuring vocalists Jason Clayborn and Daria Raymore.
  • “Cold Sweat” (originally by James Brown), featuring vocalist Jason Clayborn
  • “Rock Steady” (by Aretha Franklin), performed by Daria Raymore
  • “Sir Duke” (by Stevie Wonder), featuring vocalist Jason Clayborn
  • The romantic duet “Endless Love” (by Lionel Richie), performed by Jason Clayborn and Daria Raymore.

Contemporary Works

  1. Creator Corps Composer, Tyler Taylor’s introspective “…Do you really wanna know?…”, inspired by Tytianna Wells’ poignant “American Dream” and commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra in 2021.
  2. Teddy Abrams’ “Overture to The Greatest,” a dynamic new composition from Music Director Teddy Abrams.


Terms of Use and Refunds

All actvities are seasonal and subject to the cooperation of the weather, animals, & Zoo maintenance. This ticket is one time use for ROARchestra, a special after-hours event. 

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Event Venue

The Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40203

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