CLASSICS: THE GILDED AGE IN PARIS AND VIENNA

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

Guest conductor Alasdair Neale turns our hearts to the charms of Vienna and the gilded sheen of Paris before WW1. Maurice Ravel looked to the simple sources of the Viennese waltz and children’s stories to inspire his music but then polished these works to perfection.

CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: The Literary Influence

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

Literature has ever laid its influence on composers. The words of essayist, novelist, and civil rights activist James Baldwin are brought to life in the deeply moving demand for justice by the Emmy-award-winning composer Joel Thompson.

CLASSICS: FROM SILENCE TO SPLENDOR

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

For the first time in decades, the monumental Symphony No. 7 by Anton Bruckner will be performed by the Louisville Orchestra. Bruckner seemed to become a composer of symphonies overnight after hearing the music of Richard Wagner for the first time.