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January 2022

COFFEE: YUJA PREMIERES ABRAMS CONCERTO

Friday, January 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 7 JAN at 11AM • Kentucky Center • 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 (selected movements) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor YUJA WANG, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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COFFEE: PINES OF ROME

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 28 JAN at 11AM • Kentucky Center • 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:  Pines of Rome REI HOTODA, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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March 2022

COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 1

Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 6 MAR at 11AM • Kentucky Center •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 the salsa band, People of the Earth. Dafnis PRIETO:  Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission) Angélica NEGRÓN:  New work TBA (world premiere, LO commission) Leonard BERNSTEIN:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor PEOPLE…

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COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 12 MAR at 11AM • Kentucky Center • 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) Clarice ASSAD:  Nhanderú Arturo MARQUÉZ:  Danzón No. 2 George GERSHWIN:  Cuban Overture TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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April 2022

COFFEE: SHEHERAZADE

Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 01 APR at 11AM • Kentucky Center • A 28-year-old rising conducting star, Jonathon Heyward is acclaimed for his ability to connect with audiences. This program offers a balance of delicate beauty and exotic orchestrations. Hannah KENDALL:  Kanashibari Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:  Sheherazade JONATHON HEYWARD, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD CONCERT SPONSORED BY THE SCHADT FAMILY

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May 2022

COFFEE: FANTASTIQUE

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 13 MAY at 11AM • Kentucky Center • A thrilling season finale! Schoenberg’s Automation is a double concerto for cello and pre-recorded cello, plus electronics and orchestra, and we close with the wild and virtuosic Symphonie fantastique. Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), YVES DHARAMRAJ has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic cellist who…

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