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March 2021

CANCELED : COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Two Americas

Friday, March 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: The fifth annual Festival of American Music at the Louisville Orchestra continues to ignore traditional boundaries between orchestras and their audiences. First on this program is the dreamy sound world and rueful yearnings of America’s great romantic nostalgist, Samuel Barber. Then, a new work for voices and orchestra by Brooklyn-based composer Gabriel Kahane examines the urgent plight of homelessness today and the humanity of those grappling with its effects. Samuel BARBER: School for Scandal Overture Gabriel KAHANE: Emergency…

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LIVE ONLINE :: ABRAMS PLAYS RAVEL

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

27 MAR 2021 at 7:30PM :: A central piece of Teddy Abrams' tribute to the music of Blacks, this program is under construction and will be part of a larger exploration of the powerful and formative impact Black creativity has on American music. Jazz excited musicians around the world and French composer Maurice Ravel was particularly drawn to the colors and rhythms of the sounds that were new in the 1920s. With a sophisticated approach to the use of jazz…

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Two Americas

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Teddy Abrams leads the LO in a fascinating program of dual Americas. On the concert's first half, he evokes the dreamy sound world and rueful yearnings of America’s great romantic nostalgist, Samuel Barber. Then, a new work for voices and orchestra by Brooklyn-based composer Gabriel Kahane examines the urgent plight of homelessness today and the humanity of those grappling with its effects. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free,…

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April 2021

LIVE ONLINE :: WAILING TRUMPETS

Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

10 APR 2021 at 7:30PM :: Bob Bernhardt is on the podium and welcomes trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling. The program is a fun and fabulous celebration of Ragtime and Blues music. Bob and Byron are long-time collaborators and will delight you with Ragtime, Blues, and sizzling Jazz standards. Byron Stripling carries his mantle of being a powerhouse trumpet player, accomplished actor, singer, and music director with exceptional charm. He's joined in this performance by his fellow musicians from the acclaimed…

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CANCELED : POPS: DECADES: Back to the 80s

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Enjoy a power-packed evening of the 80s #1 hit songs. Get on your feet to sing along with “The Power of Love,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Footloose,” and more by the icons of the decade. Love Madonna, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins? We do too! TBD, conductor TBD, singers  

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CANCELED : COFFEE: SCHEHEREZADE

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 23 APR 2021 :: Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensational symphonic showpiece brings to life the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights, with haunting violin solos giving voice to our heroine storyteller. Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherezade TEDDY ABRAMS, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: SCHEHERAZADE

Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Two luminous new works by composers Ellen Reid and Paola Prestini (the latter commissioned by the LO) celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment on this richly varied program. After intermission, Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensational symphonic showpiece brings to life the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights, with haunting violin solos giving voice to our heroine storyteller. Ellen REID: When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist Paola PRESTINI: Hindsight Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor LARA DOWNES, piano…

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May 2021

CANCELED: COFFEE: TURANGALILA

Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: “Mind-blowing”… “epic”… “spiritual ecstasy”… These are words that aptly describe this massive symphonic work by French composer Oliver Messiaen.  This is a piece from Teddy’s wish list and we close the season with this overflowing hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, love, life, and even death. Oliver MESSIAEN: Turangalîla-symphonie TEDDY ABRAMS, guest conductor STEWART GOODYEAR, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED: CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS: A Song of Love and Death

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisville Orchestra performances have been revised to a virtual format. Both free and paid-access concerts will be presented online. Link to select your subscriber option. Please explore this link for current performances. CANCELED :: “Mind-blowing”… “epic”… “spiritual ecstasy”… These are the words used that aptly describe this massive symphonic work by French composer Olivier Messiaen. This is piece from Teddy’s wish list and we close the season with this overflowing hymn to joy, time, movement,…

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