COFFEE: SWING, SWAGGER & SWAY

Kentucky Center 501 W Main St, Louisville

From smoky blues to exuberant big band, Teddy Abrams opens the LO Classics season with a big and brassy tribute to jazz in the classics. Concert Program Wynton MARSALIS: Violin Concerto in D Igor STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements Teddy Abrams, conductor Tessa Lark, violin

COFFEE: 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

COFFEE: 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 sublime middle movement. “Beethoven’s Fifth” is called the most well-known music in the

COFFEE: THE GILDED AGE

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. However, the sheen of surface loveliness belies the deep emotions

COFFEE: 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. Best known for his largest work to date, Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, Thompson is finding new listeners

COFFEE: 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. Following the epic scale of Wagner's operas and seemingly trying to reach a level