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March 2018

POPS: MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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10 MAR 2018 :: One of the most important fiddle players of our time, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper make their debut with orchestra. Their hard-driving traditional bluegrass is combined with the orchestra in a concert that promised to be an amazing evening of music. Michael Cleveland grew up in Henderson, Indiana, and calls Southern Indiana his home. Now only in his mid-30s, Cleveland is the most acclaimed bluegrass fiddle player in the world! MICHAEL CLEVELAND + FLAMEKEEPER (arr. Brad Ritchie):…

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FAMILY: Peter + The Wolf

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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$15

The famous and familiar characters of Sergei Prokofiev’s PETER + THE WOLF come to life with a cast of larger-than-life puppets created by and manipulated by the talented Louisville-based Squallis Puppeteers. SERGEI PROKOFIEV:  Peter + The Wolf

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Classics: KENTUCKY CLASSICS: Festival of American Music 1

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 24 MAR :: Celebrating American roots with music featuring both Kentucky-centered music and featuring Kentucky-based composers and performers. AARON COPLAND:  Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo EDGAR MEYER: New Piece for Orchestra MICHAEL CLEVELAND, fiddle TYRONE COTTON, singer-songwriter JOAN SHELLEY, singer-songwriter PAUL KOWERT, bass LIZZIE NO, vocalist TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Brown-Forman Concert sponsored by PharMerica

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April 2018

Coffee: PLAY: Festival of American Music 2

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 06 APR  ::  Andrew Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawemeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. JULIA WOLFE:  riSE and fLY ANDREW NORMAN: Play, Level 1 MICHAEL GORDON:  Natural History   GABRIEL GLOBUS-HOENICH, percussionist Native American Ensemble TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series Presented by Treyton Oak Towers Coffee provided courtesy of Heine Bros.

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CLASSICS: PLAY — Festival of American Music 2

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 07 APR :: Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material -- a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams. Andrew  Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawmeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History by Michael Gordon at the…

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Music Without Borders: STRINGS, PERCUSSION & CELESTE

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Temple, 5101 US HWY 42
Louisville, KY 40241 United States
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$20

This concert showcases the talents of the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra. Strauss’ Suite for Winds and Stravinsky’s Octet spotlight our exceptional woodwinds in two delightful works. Strings and percussion will venture fearlessly into the most intense and expressive work by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók for a powerful finale to the series. RICHARD STRAUSS:  Suite for Woodwinds in B-flat Major (selected movements) IGOR STRAVINSKY:  Octet BELA BARTOK:  Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste Teddy Abrams,  conductor Series Sponsored by LG&E

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Music Without Borders: STRINGS, PERCUSSION + CELESTE

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States
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$20

This concert showcases the talents of the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra. Strauss’ Suite for Winds and Stravinsky’s Octet spotlight our exceptional woodwinds in two delightful works. Strings and percussion will venture fearlessly into the most intense and expressive work by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók for a powerful finale to the series. RICHARD STRAUSS:  Suite for Woodwinds in B-flat Major (selected movements) IGOR STRAVINSKY:  Octet BELA BARTOK:  Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste Teddy Abrams,  conductor Series Sponsored by LG&E…

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Neighborhood at Ogle: STRINGS, PERCUSSION & CELESTE

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center at IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150 United States
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$20

This concert showcases the talents of the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra. Strauss’ Suite for Winds and Stravinsky’s Octet spotlight our exceptional woodwinds in two delightful works. Strings and percussion will venture fearlessly into the most intense and expressive work by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók for a powerful finale to the series. RICHARD STRAUSS:  Suite for Woodwinds in B-flat Major (selected movements) IGOR STRAVINSKY:  Octet BELA BARTOK:  Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste Teddy Abrams,  conductor

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POPS: THE MUSIC OF PRINCE

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 20 APR :: A night honoring the prolific works of The Purple One, we perform an array of the late artist’s many smash hits, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “When Doves Cry.” It's a full night of Prince’s greatest hits. One of the most prolific artists of our time, Prince solidified his place in music history with an astounding range of eclectic styles both vocally and instrumentally, including funk, rock, R&B, pop and many others. He…

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COFFEE: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 27 APR :: Pianist and composer Andrew Hsu makes his debut with the Louisville Orchestra performing a masterpiece. Plus we welcome guest conductor Courtney Lewis who is music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Lewis will lead the LO in selected movements from the intensely personal symphony. LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major (selected movements) ANDREW HSU, piano COURTNEY LEWIS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series…

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