CLASSICS: FIFTHS OF BEETHOVEN

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

When do two "Fifths" make the whole world take notice? When they are Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Fifth Piano Concerto. Beethoven makes his piano solo part soar with freedom and brilliance but also shares the most tender nocturne in the delicate tension of the sublime middle movement.

CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Journeys of Faith

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

Creating music to honor her family, Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth (winner of the 2022 Grawemeyer Award) was inspired by the multi-ethnic origins of her grandfather to create a musical river of sound.

CLASSICS: RACH & BARTOK

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

Lean, moody, and melancholic… here in the Third Symphony you find the ‘other’ Rachmaninoff. The composer presents melodies that do not burst into heart-wrenching flights but toy around the edges of Expressionism, and a curiously inventive structure that both defies and follows traditional norms.