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January 2019

CLASSICS: SLATKIN CONDUCTS ELGAR

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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12 JAN 2019 :: A life-long champion of American music and one of the most celebrated conductors of our time, Leonard Slatkin returns to Louisville. He's selected a program of American music plus the beloved Enigma Variations. CINDY McTEE:   Double Play LEONARD SLATKIN:   Kinah WALTER PISTON:  Suite from The Incredible Flutist EDWARD ELGAR:  Enigma Variations LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor Classics Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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CLASSICS: ART + MUSIC

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 JAN 2019 ::  Do you know the story? Mussorgsky wrote Pictures at an Exhibition after seeing an art exhibit of his friend Viktor Hartmann. The composer was so delighted by the artwork that he composed a piece based on the experience. We turn the tables and ask artists to create new works of art with music as their inspiration. We promise a multi-sensory arts experience as we collaborate with artists from KyCAD. The program will include: 1.   GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL:  "Alla Hornpipe"…

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February 2019

CLASSICS: KENTUCKY SPRING — Festival of American Music I

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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23 FEB 2019 :: Performed as the full ballet, Appalachian Spring touches on the primal issues of marriage, survival, and eternal regeneration. The piece was commissioned and choreographed by the legendary Martha Graham and for the first time presented with NEW CHOREOGRAPHY by the talented Andrea Schermoly. Plus The Way Forth, a new folk opera & film by Louisville native Rachel Grimes. Highlighting real and imagined perspectives of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to the present day, and inspired…

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March 2019

CLASSICS: THE JAZZ INFLUENCE — Festival of American Music II

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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09 MAR 2019 ::  George Gershwin brought jazz to the concert hall with his seminal Rhapsody in Blue. With Teddy Abrams at the piano and on the podium, the Louisville Orchestra explores the influence of jazz in classical music. GEORGE GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody in Blue MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind MARIA SCHNEIDER: Selections from "Winter Morning Walks" VALARIE COLEMAN:  The Painted Lady TYSHAWN SOREY:  GABRIEL EVENS:  MEASHA BREUGGERGOSMAN, soprano TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor and piano

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CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERTO #1

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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30 MAR 2019 :: Elegant, insightful, balanced and brilliant, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is captivating! Russian composers Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Shostakovich (1906-1975) were a generation apart but their passion for their homeland, its people and music, pulses in every beat of these two magnificent works. GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ:  Polish Overture PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:  Piano Concerto No. 1 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 10 ANDREW VON OEYEN, piano FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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April 2019

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS BRAHMS

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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27 APR 2019 :: In the second of his one-piece programs, Teddy Abrams deconstructs and explores the miraculous structure of final symphony of Romantic Era German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 4 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by:  Brown-Forman Concert Sponsored by: Susan Casey Brown

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May 2019

CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN’S 9th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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11 MAY 2019 :: Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an exaltation of the ideal of universal brotherhood. In his only symphony to use a chorus and vocal soloists, Beethoven traced the line from anguish to joy, and from doubt to hope. BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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