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September 2020

CLASSICS: FLOWER POWER

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 SEP 2020 :: Flower Power draws on my memory of that political and artistic time period, harnessing the energy and power of liberation and activism,” says composer Julia Wolfe about her new work for orchestra and amplified ensemble that looks back at the 60s in America. Paired with the symphonic drug-induced dreaming of Berlioz’s love struck hero. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program…

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October 2020

CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS

Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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18 OCT 2020 :: “From the heart, may it go to the heart!” So Beethoven inscribed the manuscript of his greatest and most sublime masterpiece. In this overwhelming and deeply spiritual work Beethoven calls upon God for mercy, gives glory and honor, and begs for peace for all mankind. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN FORMAN FOUNDATION

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January 2021

CLASSICS: REIF CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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30 JAN 2021 :: Based on the opera Doctor Atomic, this symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams evokes the frenzied panic, boorish pandering, and moral tension of a world developing the means for self-annihilation. Plus Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony – a searing, white-hot work that spans the full range of emotional expression. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program director Daniel Gilliam. Igor STRAVINSKY: Funeral…

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March 2021

CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Two Americas

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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27 MAR 2021 :: Teddy Abrams leads the LO in a fascinating program of dual Americas. On the concert's first half, he evokes the dreamy sound world and rueful yearnings of America’s great romantic nostalgist, Samuel Barber. Then, a new work for voices and orchestra by Brooklyn-based composer Gabriel Kahane examines the urgent plight of homelessness today and the humanity of those grappling with its effects. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers…

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May 2021

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS: A Song of Love and Death

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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8 MAY 2021 :: “Mind-blowing”… “epic”… “spiritual ecstasy”… These are the words used that aptly describe this massive symphonic work by French composer Olivier Messiaen. This is piece from Teddy’s wish list and we close the season with this overflowing hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, love, life, and even death. Point of History:  This work, Turangalila-symphonie, was set to premiere on 2 DEC 1949 on a Boston Symphony program. When conductor Serge Koussevitzky fell ill, the conducting duties fell to…

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