OPENING NIGHT: SWING, SWAGGER & SWAY

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

From smoky blues to exuberant big band, Opening Night: Swing, Swagger & Sway is a big and brassy tribute to jazz by Teddy and the LO. Wynton Marsalis’ concerto was described as “shades of Americana” by his collaborator violinist Nicola Benedetti. The music dips and dives through movements titled “Rhapsody,” “Rondo,” “Blues,” and “Hootenanny” to

TEDDY TALKS SCHUMANN

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

Radical Romanticism. Creating passionate music that is brilliantly crafted, Robert Schuman was still a tortured soul who died in an asylum. For this work, his most innovative symphony, Schumann fused 4 movements of a traditional symphony into one flow of music in a move that surprised the music-loving public of his time. Though the music

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. “Beethoven’s Fifth” is called the most

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. Her “Masaot” – Hebrew for “journey” -- traces his life, and explores her own identity, through time and multiple homelands while maintaining a

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. The mystery and drama of celestial beauty you seek can be