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September 2019

CLASSICS: FROM THE NEW WORLD

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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28 SEP 2019 :: Featuring the sweeping melody that inspired the song "Goin' Home," this symphony is a beloved masterpiece. Did you know that the Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak was inspired to write this symphony because of correspondence with a Louisville woman? Read more about that fascinating story here. Our guest soloists were noted by New York City classical radio WQXR as "19 for 19" notable musicians to watch. These young influentials are changing the future of symphonic music with premieres, outreach…

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October 2019

CLASSICS: FROM THE SEA

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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12 OCT 2019 :: Water – the essential element of life – is explored in this vivid program featuring six members of The Percussion Collective. From the mythological sea nymphs of The Oceanides to Seaborne, a work by a Grammy-Award winning composer with percussion solos and a stunning film shot in Hawaii, this program offers an expansive look at music depicting bodies of water. Become River flows through the orchestra with an innovative stage setting and the performance closes with the…

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CLASSICS: VIOLINS OF HOPE

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 OCT 2019 :: A program of history and inspiration, "Violins of Hope" comes to Louisville in October 2019. The touring exhibition provides an opportunity for learning and reflections through restored violins that survived the Holocaust. The Louisville Orchestra is proud to be one of many partners in this city-wide project and participate by giving voice to these amazing instruments in this performance. For more information about the city-wide exhibition, link to ViolinsOfHopeLou.com Paul SCHOENFIELD: Klezmer Rondos, No. 2 William…

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November 2019

CLASSICS: DON QUIXOTE + OTHER JOURNEYS

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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23 NOV 2019 :: Featuring LO principal cellist Nicholas finch as the intrepid Don, Strauss' virtuoso piece for orchestra is one of his most profound works. equally comic and philosophical, the hero of this fairy-tale draws us into our own deepest emotions. Plus, British composer Anna Clyne writes of spiritual and creative "turbulence" as her Night Ferry travels through winds and waves in a vivid journey. Felix MENDELSSOHN:  The Hebrides Overture Anna CLYNE:  Night Ferry Richard STRAUSS:  Don Quixote VINAY PARAMESWARAN, guest conductor…

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January 2020

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS MAHLER

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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18 JAN 2020 :: With the most tender love letter ever written in music at its heart and a finale of unalloyed joy, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is a miracle of symphonic music. Teddy Abrams offers a program reminiscent of the "Omnibus" series of the 1950s, demonstrating and explaining the work with the orchestra's help before intermission with the complete performance to follow. Gustav MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BROWN-FORMAN

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February 2020

CLASSICS: BRAHMS THIRD

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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01 FEB 2020 :: No less a pianist than the virtuoso Franz Liszt told Edvard Grieg "You carry on, my friend; you have the real stuff in you. And don't ever let them frighten you!" upon previewing the younger man's first (and only) piano concerto. This splendid masterpiece, with its sincere melodies and warm sonorities, has offered vigorous poetry to listeners ever since. We welcome UofL faculty member and international touring and recording artist, Anna Petrova as piano soloist. Composer…

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CLASSICS: GOSPEL AT THE SYMPHONY

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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22 FEB 2020 :: Gospel music has shaped American music like no other and in this first concert of our Festival of American Music, Teddy and the LO are joined by one of the finest gospel choirs in the United States for a spectacular concert. Edward "Duke" ELLINGTON:  Three Black Kings VARIOUS:  Gospel selection with Orchestra TBA & Cory Henry Selections TBD TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor CORY HENRY, vocals and organ Choir of St. Stephen's Baptist Church SERIES SPONSORED BY BROWN-FORMAN

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March 2020

CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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14 MAR 2020 :: The second of the Festival of American Music is currently under construction. Details will be announced soon. TBA TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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April 2020

CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN + RACHMANINOFF

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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11 APR 2020 :: Passionate and yearning, Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony builds in waves of emotional intensity from the menacing growl of the opening strings to the powerful chorus of brass at the end. Plus, we celebrate Beethoven's 250th "birthday" with his witty and buoyantly inventive Eighth Symphony. The concert opens with the 2013 composition about Detroit's massive Rouge River Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Fascinated by the industrial and social history of the city of Detroit, Mazzoli transforms the “grit and noise of…

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CLASSICS: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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25 APR 2020 :: Composed by Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider on a text by Carolyn Forché, Blue Hour seeks the precious individual in the rush of the difficulties of life on our Earth. Béla Bartók's massive Concerto For Orchestra is his last completed work and is a wondrous celebration of life that vibrantly showcases various instruments and instrument groups from start to finish. GRIMES, NEGRON, NOVA, SHAW, KIRKLAND-SNIDER:  Blue Hour BELA BARTOK:  Concerto For Orchestra TEDDY ABRAMS,…

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