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September 2021

Free Concert Season Kickoff

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheatre Rd
Louisville, 40214
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Fri 24 SEP at 8PM • Iroquois Amphitheater •  Teddy Abrams conducts a season kickoff concert that is free with no ticket required. The Louisville Orchestra performs music by composers featured throughout the upcoming concerts with an emphasis on the interesting and unique. Soloists in Schubertiade, composed by Teddy Abrams, are LO concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz and LO assistant concertmaster Julia Noone. Their performances lead off a season of performances highlighting LO musicians as soloists. We welcome cellist Ethan Murphy in his LO…

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October 2021

CLASSICS: A CONCERT FOR UNITY

Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 2 OCT at 8PM • Kentucky Center • “UMOJA” means “unity.” Louisville native Valerie Coleman wrote her piece and titled it “UMOJA” as a gesture of love between good friends. As we strive to create unity within our families, our city, our nation, and our world, we present this concert as an embrace and lifting up of the joys and sorrows of our community. We search for healing connections and offer welcome to all. Local musicians join the orchestra…

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ESSENTIAL MINIMALISM

Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Sat 9 OCT at 8PM •  Old Forester's Paristown Hall Exploring new sounds and new sensations in music that stripped down the elements of melodies, rhythm, and harmony ignited a genre known as “Minimalism.”  Starting in the 1960s and still influencing composers today, the style is inspired by Steve Reich’s monumental Music for 18 Musicians, a masterpiece of early minimalism and a work rarely performed today. This style has been called "trance-inducing" or "hypnotic." There's no doubt that this is…

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: BACKWARD GLANCES

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Comstock Hall at U of L, 150 West Brandeis Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208
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THU 14 OCT at 7:30PM • Comstock Hall, UofL • Teddy has created a fascinating program of 20th-century works that are patterned after styles from the past. Scored for three solo instruments (flute, oboe, and trumpet) and strings, the Capricorn Concerto is an early work by American composer Samuel Barber that was strongly influenced by J. S. Bach. A largely forgotten yet innovative composer who, as a Jewish Czech, died in a concentration camp, Edwin Schulhoff flips the numbers and…

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: BACKWARD GLANCES

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The Jeffersonian (formerly Jeffersontown Community Center), 10617 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States
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FRI 15 OCT at 7:30PM • The Jeffersonian • Teddy has created a fascinating program of 20th-century works that are patterned after styles from the past. Scored for three solo instruments (flute, oboe, and trumpet) and strings, the Capricorn Concerto is an early work by American composer Samuel Barber that was strongly influenced by J. S. Bach. A largely forgotten yet innovative composer who, as a Jewish Czech, died in a concentration camp, Edwin Schulhoff flips the numbers and the…

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: BACKWARD GLANCES

Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center at IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150 United States
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SAT 16 OCT at 7:30PM • Ogle Center • Teddy has created a fascinating program of 20th century works that are patterned after styles from the past. Scored for three solo instruments (flute, oboe, and trumpet) and strings, the Capricorn Concerto is an early work by American composer Samuel Barber that was strongly influenced by J. S. Bach. A largely forgotten yet innovative composer who, as a Jewish Czech, died in a concentration camp, Edwin Schulhoff flips the numbers and…

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POPS: MUSIC OF PROHIBITION

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 23 OCT at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Travel through the cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Louisville in the 1920s! Raise a toast to Josephine Baker, Kurt Weill, King Oliver and all the daring music of the Roaring 20s. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor MYRA MAUD, singer BRONSON NORRIS MURPHY, singer MADISON CLAIRE PARKS, singer  

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CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS SCHUBERT

Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 OCT at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Using brilliantly simple, songful melodies, Schubert evokes the grandeur and expansiveness of Beethoven in this work of triumph and exaltation. For these reasons, Teddy chose this work for his next signature TEDDY TALKS concert. Franz SCHUBERT:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, (“The Great”) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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November 2021

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL JEWELS

Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The Jeffersonian (formerly Jeffersontown Community Center), 10617 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States
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THU 11 NOV at 7:30PM • The Jeffersonian • Like a string of jewels, this concert links one glittering masterpiece with the next. Baroque gems from France, Italy, and Germany share the setting before turning to a true diamond of the Classical era. Jean-Philippe RAMEAU:  Overture to Zaïs Antonio VIVALDI:  Concerto for Two Violoncellos J.S. BACH:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 W.A. MOZART:  Symphony No. 35, (“Haffner”) GABRIEL LEFKOWITZ, conductor and violin NICHOLAS FINCH and LILLIAN PETTITT, cellos

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MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS: BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL JEWELS

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
St. Francis in the Fields, 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Rd
Harrods Creek, KY 40027
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FRI 12 NOV at 7:30PM • St. Francis in the Fields • Like a string of jewels, this concert links one glittering masterpiece with the next. Baroque gems from France, Italy, and Germany share the setting before turning to a true diamond of the Classical era. Jean-Philippe RAMEAU:  Overture to Zaïs Antonio VIVALDI:  Concerto for Two Violoncellos J.S. BACH:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 W.A. MOZART:  Symphony No. 35, (“Haffner”) GABRIEL LEFKOWITZ, conductor and violin NICHOLAS FINCH and LILLIAN PETTITT, cellos

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