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January 2020

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS MAHLER

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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18 JAN 2020 :: With the most tender love letter ever written in music at its heart and a finale of unalloyed joy, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is a miracle of symphonic music. Teddy Abrams offers a program reminiscent of the "Omnibus" series of the 1950s, demonstrating and explaining the work with the orchestra's help before intermission with the complete performance to follow. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted…

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POPS: DANCING IN THE STREET: The Music of Motown

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 25 JAN 2020 :: You'll know the words to every song on this concert! Three exciting young talented singers perform smash hits of the Motown Era including "Ain't no Mountain High Enough," "I'll be There," "Dancing in the Street," " My Girl," " Superstition," and more. You heard it first on your transistor radio -- now hear it live with full orchestra arrangements in concert. Concert Playlist on Spotify BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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COFFEE: BRAHMS THIRD

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 31 JAN 2020 :: Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova has delighted audiences around the world with her impetuous excitement. In addition to her recording and performing, she is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville. She makes her LO debut by sharing the lyrical storytelling embodied in Edvard Grieg's only piano concerto. Winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and now earning international acclaim, Roderick Cox takes the podium for the rich, mysterious and bold virtuosity of…

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February 2020

CLASSICS: BRAHMS THIRD

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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01 FEB 2020 :: No less a pianist than the virtuoso Franz Liszt told Edvard Grieg "You carry on, my friend; you have the real stuff in you. And don't ever let them frighten you!" upon previewing the younger man's first (and only) piano concerto. This splendid masterpiece, with its sincere melodies and warm sonorities, has offered vigorous poetry to listeners ever since. We welcome UofL faculty member and international touring and recording artist, Anna Petrova as piano soloist. Composer…

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PARISTOWN: HIP HOP 502

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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SAT 15 FEB :: Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra are making connections to talented Louisville musicians. Details to be announced.

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CLASSICS: GOSPEL AT THE SYMPHONY

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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22 FEB 2020 :: Gospel music has shaped American music like no other and in this first concert of our Festival of American Music, Teddy and the LO are joined by one of the finest gospel choirs in the United States for a spectacular concert. 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. Edward "Duke" ELLINGTON:  Three Black Kings VARIOUS:  Gospel selection with Orchestra…

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March 2020

MUSIC W/out BORDERS: A SOLDIER’S TALE

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jeffersonian (formerly Jeffersontown Community Center), 10617 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States
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THU 5 MAR at THE JEFFERSONIAN: Created as a theatrical work "to be read, played, and danced" by three actors and a narrator, A Soldier's Tale is a Russian folk tale that will come to life through David Bridel's cast of life-sized puppets. Plus French composer Ravel's gentle tribute to friends lost in WW I, Le Tombeau de Couperin is performed with the composer's small ensemble orchestration. American composer Sarah Kirkland Snider wrote Hireath to express the deep longing for…

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PARISTOWN: THE DEVIL’S TALE

Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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FRI 6 MAR 2020: What is it with the Devil and violins? Here's a performance that tells it all. We offer you life-sized puppets, together with the LO, to tell a Russian story of the devil, a soldier, his lover, all the money in the world, and the fiddle that wrecks everyone’s plans. This is not for children so get ready for an exceptional, world-premiere, once-in-a-lifetime performance. Igor STRAVINSKY: A Soldier's Tale ("L'histoire du soldat") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor DAVID BRIDEL,…

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MUSIC W/out BORDERS AT THE OGLE CENTER: A SOLDIER’S TALE

Saturday, March 7, 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 7 MAR 2020:: Created by Igor Stravinsky as a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” by three actors, A Soldier’s Tale is a Russian folk story that will come to life through David Bridel’s cast of life-sized puppets. Maurice RAVEL:  Le Tombeau de Couperin Igor STRAVINSKY: A Soldier’s Tale (“L’histoire du Soldat”) Teddy Abrams, conductor David Bridel, puppeteer SERIES SPONSORED BY: REPUBLIC BANK

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COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 13 MAR 2020  :: Program information will be released soon.

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