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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: 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 SERIES SPONSORED BY LEE AND ROSE KIRKWOOD…

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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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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 :: 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. The first half of this performance showcases the incredible talents of Cory Henry. Two-time Grammy Award winner, CORY HENRY is acclaimed as "one of the finest Hammond-B organ players of his generation" by Allmusic.com. As a…

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LO at St. Stephen Church

Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
St. Stephen Church, 1018 S 15th St
Louisville, KY 40210\
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SUN 22 FEB :: The Louisville Orchestra travels to St. Stephen Church (1018 S 15th St, Louisville, KY 40210) for an evening of gospel favorites for orchestra and choir. FREE admission. FREE parking. Everyone is welcome. Gospel Arrangements by ANDRÉ  WILSON TRADITIONAL:  Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow KEVIN JAMES:   Worthy of All of the Praise TRADITIONAL:  God is Worthy JASON CLAYBORN:  You’re All I Need TRADITIONAL:  Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around RICHARD SMALLWOOD: Anthem of Praise CHRISTOPHER…

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 29 FEB :: The full orchestra performs the spectacular John Williams movie score live as the movie plays on a big screen with full sound effects and dialogue. For the entire family! “You must feel the Force around you...” The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where…

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March 2020

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SUN 1 MAR :: The full orchestra performs the spectacular John Williams movie score live as the movie plays on a big screen with full sound effects and dialogue. For the entire family! “You must feel the Force around you...” The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where…

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PARISTOWN: THE DEVIL’S TALE

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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WED 4 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 just for children so get ready for an exceptional, world-premiere, once-in-a-lifetime performance. Igor STRAVINSKY: The Soldier's Tale ("L'histoire du soldat") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor DAVID BRIDEL,…

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MUSIC W/out BORDERS: THE SOLDIER’S TALE

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 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: The Louisville Orchestra presents a world premiere presentation of an age-old story. Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s folklore masterpiece The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du soldat) is reimagined with the composer himself in the role of the narrator. The main characters in the story are cast as puppets and a live dancer. Manipulating two puppets, the arch-creator plays out a drama in which the naive young soldier-musician struggles with the force of the wiser, older, fame-and-fortune obsessed…

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