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April 2020

COFFEE: RACHMANINOFF 2nd SYMPHONY

Friday, April 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 10  APR 2020  :: Passionate and yearning, Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony builds in waves of emotional intensity from the menacing growl of the opening strings to the powerful chorus of brass at the end. Don't miss a note as the young, dynamic conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic takes the podium in her Louisville debut. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program direction Daniel Gilliam. SERGEI…

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CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN + RACHMANINOFF

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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11 APR 2020 :: Passionate and yearning, Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony builds in waves of emotional intensity from the menacing growl of the opening strings to the powerful chorus of brass at the end. Plus, we celebrate Beethoven's 250th "birthday" with his witty and buoyantly inventive Eighth Symphony. The concert opens with the 2013 composition about Detroit's massive River Rouge Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Fascinated by the industrial and social history of the city of Detroit, Mazzoli transforms the “grit and noise…

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POPS: MICHAEL CAVANAUGH PLAYS THE SONGS OF ELTON JOHN

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 17 APR 2020  ::  Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the American Rock + Roll Songbook.  Hand-picked by Billy Joel to portray the Piano Man in his Broadway Musical, Movin' Out, Cavanaugh has the mad piano skills and the charisma to bring audiences to their feet.  Cavanaugh and the Louisville Orchestra, alongside his energetic band, will pay tribute to Sir Elton John's greatest hits, including "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," "Crocodile Rock," "Bennie and the Jets," and…

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PARISTOWN: THE BLUE HOUR

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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FRI 24 APR 2020 ::  A slim volume of poetry has inspired five women to compose a lyrical, introspective song cycle that unflinchingly explores memories of a lifetime. Joys and regrets, images and ideas tumble through 38 songs based on the work of poet Carolyn Forché. In a time when we are seeing masses of people dehumanized — by war, displacement, poverty — these composers are looking here at a single life, the beautiful detail of one human existence. There…

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CLASSICS: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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25 APR 2020 :: Composed by Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider on a text by American poet Carolyn Forché, The Blue Hour seeks the precious individual in the rush of the difficulties of life on our Earth. Béla Bartók's massive Concerto For Orchestra is his last completed work and is a wondrous celebration of life that vibrantly showcases various instruments and instrument groups from start to finish. The Hungarian composer wrote this showpiece for…

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September 2020

POPS: FANTASTIC FILM MUSIC

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 12 SEP 2020 :: The memorable tunes and big orchestra sound from some of the great films of the last 50 years. Bob will pick his favorites to share. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor  

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COFFEE: FANTASTIQUE

Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 25 Sep 2020 :: One of the most original pieces ever composed, Symphonie fantastique was created when the composer was under the influence of Goethe's Faust, Beethoven's Eroica, Shakespeare's masterpieces, and the strikingly beautiful actress Harriet Smithson. Berlioz wrote out his obsession with Ms. Smithson in the guise of a love-struck and opium addled musical hero. That the composer never met the actress until years after the symphony became famous (or infamous) did not seem to matter. She is tied to the composer…

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CLASSICS: FLOWER POWER

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 SEP 2020 :: Flower Power draws on my memory of that political and artistic time period, harnessing the energy and power of liberation and activism,” says composer Julia Wolfe about her new work for orchestra and amplified ensemble that looks back at the 60s in America. Paired with the symphonic drug-induced dreaming of Berlioz’s love struck hero. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program…

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October 2020

MUSIC W/out BORDERS AT THE OGLE CENTER: A BEETHOVEN TRIBUTE

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 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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SAT 10 OCT 2020::Music of Beethoven and music inspired by Beethoven. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture John ADAMS: Absolute Jest Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"), selected mvmt. Charles IVES: Concord Symphony: The Alcotts Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: (arr. Weingartner): Piano Sonata No. 29 ("Hammerklavier") Teddy Abrams, conductor and piano SERIES SPONSORED BY REPUBLIC BANK

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CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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17 OCT 2020 :: “From the heart, may it go to the heart!” So Beethoven inscribed the manuscript of his greatest and most sublime masterpiece. In this overwhelming and deeply spiritual work Beethoven calls upon God for mercy, gives glory and honor, and begs for peace for all mankind. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program direction Daniel Gilliam. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis TEDDY…

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