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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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“UMOJA” means “unity.” We celebrate unity as a family, community, and nation. Teddy welcomes local musicians to reflect on the last year through song before leading Tchaikovsky’s searing Sixth Symphony. Valerie COLEMAN:  UMOJA, Anthem for Unity Local Guest Artist Set Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY:  Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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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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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

CLASSICS: SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Master of the keyboard, Mr. Osorio is admired and loved the world over. Our talented guest conductor leads a romantic program that carries both delights and opportunities for sheer transcendence. Louise FARRENC:  Overture No. 2 Robert SCHUMANN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI:  Little Suite Johannes BRAHMS:  Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn (“St. Anthony Variations”) EDWIN OUTWATER, guest conductor JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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January 2022

CLASSICS: YUJA PREMIERES ABRAMS CONCERTO

Saturday, January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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The “MUST-SEE” concert of the season. Super-star pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Paired with the gorgeous Second Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff, this will be an unforgettable event. Teddy ABRAMS:  Piano Concerto (world premiere) Sergei RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor YUJA WANG, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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CLASSICS: PINES OF ROME

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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This brilliant program is under the direction of Ms. Hotoda, hailed by the Spokesman-Review as being an “inexhaustible dynamo” on the podium. Lili BOULANGER:  Of a Spring Morning Ludwig van BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 8 Ottorino RESPIGHI:  Fountains of Rome Ottorino RESPIGHI:  Pines of Rome REI HOTODA, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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March 2022

CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 1

Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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The color, passion, and rhythmic energy of Latin music explodes with these brilliant works. New works and a First Edition commission celebrate the trailblazing spirit of the LO. We welcome salsa band, People of the Earth. Heitor VILLA-LOBOS:  Alvorada na floresta tropical, (“Dawn in a Tropical Forest”), (First Edition Louisville Orchestra commission) Dafnis PRIETO:  Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission) Angélica NEGRÓN:  New work (world premiere, LO commission) Leonard BERNSTEIN:  Symphonic Dances from West…

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CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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A dazzling concert showcasing the variety and sophistication of music of Latin American composers and those inspired by the vibrant cultures of Central and South America. Aaron COPLAND:  El Salón Mexico Gabriela Lena FRANK:  Concertino Cusqueño José Pablo MONCAYO: Cumbres  (First Edition Louisville Orchestra commission) Arturo MARQUÉZ:  Danzón No. 2 George GERSHWIN:  Cuban Overture TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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April 2022

CLASSICS: SHEHERAZADE

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 02 APR at 8PM • Kentucky Center • One of his generation's fastest rising stars, Benjamin Beilman has won international praise for his passionate performances. The violinist is joined by the award-winning young conductor Jonathon Heyward and both make their first appearance with the LO in this exotic and magical program. Hannah KENDALL:  Kanashibari Sergei PROKOFIEV:  Violin Concerto No. 1 Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:  Sheherazade JONATHON HEYWARD, guest conductor BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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CLASSICS: RECLAIMED TREASURES

Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 APR at 8PM • Kentucky Center •  The first in a multi-season exploration of confluence and influence, we explore works of Jewish and Black composers. Jewish composers Toch and Korngold fled to the US from Europe in the 1930s. R. Nathaniel Dett was one of the first conservatory-educated Black musicians in the US. Descended from escaped slaves, Dett was a touring pianist and renowned choir director whose sacred oratorio (written in 1934) is breathtaking. Ernst TOCH:  Notturno, (LO…

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May 2022

CLASSICS: FANTASTIQUE

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 14 MAY at 8PM • Kentucky Center • A thrilling season finale! Louisville’s own KiMani Bridges, now attending the Burns School of Music at IU, graduated from Dupont Manual and is a rising young composer. Adam Schoenberg brings us a world premiere with his Automation -- a double concerto for cello and pre-recorded cello, plus electronics and orchestra, and we close with the wild and virtuosic Symphonie fantastique. KiMani BRIDGES:  New work   (World Premiere/LO Commission) Adam SCHOENBERG:  Automation   (World…

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