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March 2021

CANCELED : COFFEE: REINHARDT CONDUCTS SIBELIUS

Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED:: Conductor Ruth Reinhardt debuts with the LO in Sibelius’s majestic Second Symphony – a masterwork reflecting the warmth and ease of a composer sojourning in a sun-drenched town in Northern Italy. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program director Daniel Gilliam. Lotta WENNAKOSKI: Helsinki Variations Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 RUTH REINHARDT, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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VIGIL: Screening and Conversation

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death, singer and creator Davóne Tines presents a virtual screening of VIGIL, a work of art and a call to action dedicated to her memory, followed by a live conversation. Moderators Davóne Tines and Teddy Abrams (Music Director, Louisville Orchestra) will be joined by Jecorey Arthur (activist, musician, and Louisville Metro Councilperson), Rep. Attica Scott (Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives), and Jessie Montgomery (violinist, composer, and music educator). Tines’s creative process for…

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: SIBELIUS & PROKOFIEV

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Conductor Ruth Reinhardt debuts with the LO in Sibelius’s majestic Second Symphony – a masterwork reflecting the warmth and ease of a composer sojourning in a sun-drenched town in Northern Italy. Virtuoso violinist Paul Huang also returns to brandish the dazzling pyrotechnics of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, whose dark outer movements brim with menace. Lotta WENNAKOSKI: Helsinki Variations Sergei PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 RUTH REINHARDT, conductor PAUL HUANG, violin SERIES SPONSORED BY…

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CANCELED : FAMILY: SPACE ADVENTURES

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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CANCELED:: For kids ages 3 to 12, we take to the stars for of program of music about the sky, the stars, and outer space. TBD, conductor  

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CANCELED : MUSIC W/out BORDERS AT THE OGLE CENTER: MENDELSSOHN & BRAHMS

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center at IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150 United States
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CANCELED :: Opening with a dynamic work by French musician Louise Farrenc, we share music that deserves to be cherished. Our own Julia Noone (assistant concertmaster) takes the spotlight in the brilliant Mendelssohn concerto and we close with the burnished colors of Brahms. A grand concert indeed! Louise FARRENC: Overture No. 1 Felix MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto Johannes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 TBD, conductor JULIA NOONE, violin SERIES SPONSORED BY REPUBLIC BANK

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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 :: RAVEL and the POWER of BLACK MUSIC

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

27 MAR 2021 at 7:30PM EDT:: A central piece of Teddy Abrams' tribute to the music of Black songwriters and composers, this program 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 idioms…

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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

OnDemand :: WAILING TRUMPETS

Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
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until 6 JUN :: 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 Columbus Jazz…

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On-demand :: CLASSICAL PAIRING

Sunday, April 11, 2021

On-Demand through Apr. 11::  CLASSICAL PAIRING:  WA Mozart + John Adams Described as "virtuosic goofy music," American composer John Adams (b. 1947) stirs up an earful of layered tunes and textures that bounce and skitter like the soundtrack of a classic cartoon. Dense with beautiful tunes and a brilliant construction, Adams' Chamber Symphony is one of the great works of the late 20th century. Mozart's Symphony No. 39 may be an old friend to many classical music lovers but familiarity…

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