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Louisville, 40202 United States

April 2019

COFFEE: TEDDY TALKS BRAHMS

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 APR 2019 at 11AM :: In the second of his one-piece programs, Teddy Abrams deconstructs and explores the miraculous construction of the final symphony of Romantic Era German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 4 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by: Hilliard Lyons

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CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS BRAHMS

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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27 APR 2019 :: In the second of his one-piece programs, Teddy Abrams deconstructs and explores the miraculous structure of final symphony of Romantic Era German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 4 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by:  Brown-Forman Concert Sponsored by: Susan Casey Brown

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May 2019

COFFEE: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

10 MAY 2019 at 11AM ::  Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony expresses the utopia of universal brotherhood and hope. This performance features the opening and closing movements.  The world premiere of a new song cycle with words and music written by Teddy Abrams opens the concert. Soprano Morgan James is featured soloist for the premiere. TEDDY ABRAMS:  The Song Of The River -- World Premiere LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral") I.  Allegro ma non troppo, un…

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CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN’S 9th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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11 MAY 2019 :: Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an exaltation of the ideal of universal brotherhood. In his only symphony to use a chorus and vocal soloists, Beethoven traced the line from anguish to joy, and from doubt to hope. In addition, Teddy Abrams has created a song cycle for soprano and full orchestra that will premiere at this performance. ABRAMS:  The Song of the River ‡ BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral")  ♪  TEDDY ABRAMS,…

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July 2019

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE ™

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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06 JUL 2019 :: Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert.  Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of your Louisville Orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns with the fourth film in the Harry Potter Series. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,™ Harry Potter is…

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September 2019

POPS: HOLLYWOOD HITS

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 21 SEPT 2019 :: Featuring the majestic and beautiful music from some of the world's greatest films. Thrill to blockbuster movies themes from Gone with the Wind, the Magnificent 7, Dr. Zhivago, Moon River, Ben Hur and many more BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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COFFEE: FROM THE NEW WORLD

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 27 SEPT 2019  ::  Featuring the sweeping melody that inspired the song "Goin' Home," This symphony is a beloved masterpiece. ANTONIN DVORÁK:  Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") ANNE AKIKO MEYERS, violin TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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CLASSICS: FROM THE NEW WORLD

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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28 SEP 2019 :: Featuring the sweeping melody that inspired the song "Goin' Home," this symphony is a beloved masterpiece. Did you know that the Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak was inspired to write this symphony because of correspondence with a Louisville woman? Read more about that fascinating story here. Special guests joining Teddy and the LO for this performance were noted by New York City classical radio WQXR as "19 for 19" notable musicians to watch in the season. ANTONIN DVORAK: Symphony No.…

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October 2019

COFFEE: FROM THE SEA

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 11 OCT 2019 :: Your morning includes music of the Finnish composer Sibelius who wrote of sea nymphs and La Mer, one of the supreme achievements of symphonic literature. JAN SIBELIUS:  The Oceanides CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La Mer TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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CLASSICS: FROM THE SEA

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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12 OCT 2019 :: On the theme of "Water," your evening includes music of the Finnish composer Sibelius who wrote of sea nymphs and La Mer, one of the supreme achievements of symphonic literature. JEAN SIBELIUS:  The Oceanides JOHN LUTHER ADAMS:  Become River CLAUDE DEBUSSY:  La Mer THE PERCUSSION COLLECTIVE, 2 pianos, 2 marimbas, 2 xylophones TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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COFFEE: VIOLINS OF HOPE

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 25 OCT 2019 :: "Violins of Hope" comes to Louisville. The touring exhibit provides an opportunity for learning and reflection through restored violins that survived the Holocaust. The Louisville Orchestra is proud to be a partner giving voice to these amazing instruments in this performance. LJOVA:  Klezmer Music JOHN WILLIAMS:  selections from Schindler's List MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  From the Diary of Anne Frank TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor GABRIEL LEFKOWITZ, violin   Series Sponsored by: Hilliard Lyons

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CLASSICS: VIOLINS OF HOPE

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 OCT 2019 :: A program of history and inspiration, "Violins of Hope" comes to Louisville in October 2019. The touring exhibition provides an opportunity for learning and reflections through restored violins that survived the Holocaust (details will be announced). The Louisville Orchestra is proud to be one of many partners in this city-wide project and participate by giving voice to these amazing instruments in this performance. LJOVA:  Klezmer Music tba JOHN WILLIAMS:  Three pieces from Schindler's List MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  From the…

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November 2019

COFFEE: DON QUIXOTE + OTHER JOURNEYS

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 22 NOV 2019  ::  Featuring LO principal cellist Nicholas Finch as the intrepid Don, Strauss' virtuoso piece for orchestra is one of his most profound works.  Equally comic and philosophical, the hero of this fairy-tale draws us into our own deepest emotions. Plus British composer Anna Clyne writes of spiritual and creative turbulence as her  Night Ferry travels through winds and waves in a vivid journey.   ANNA CLYNE: Night Ferry RICHARD STRAUSS:  Don Quixote VINAY PARAMESWARAN, conductor

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CLASSICS: DON QUIXOTE + OTHER JOURNEYS

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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23 NOV 2019 :: Featuring LO principal cellist Nicholas finch as the intrepid Don, Strauss' virtuoso piece for orchestra is one of his most profound works. equally comic and philosophical, the hero of this fairy-tale draws us into our own deepest emotions. Plus, British composer Anna Clyne writes of spiritual and creative "turbulence" as her Night Ferry travels through winds and waves in a vivid journey. ANNA CLYNE:  Night Ferry RICHARD STRAUSS:  Don Quixote VINAY PARAMESWARAN, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown Forman

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FAMILY: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 NOV :: Kick off your Yuletide season with a Christmas concert for the entire family. Favorites music plus a special visitor from the North to share some special moments. SERIES SPONSORED BY: HARSHAW-TRANE

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POPS: HOLIDAY POPS

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 NOV 2019 :: We're dreaming up some holiday treats for you this season with a brand-new variety show for the entire family! You'll get a special delivery of Yuletide favorite music with singers, dancers, and an important visitor from the North! BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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January 2020

COFFEE: TEDDY TALKS MAHLER

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 17 JAN 2020 :: With the most tender love letter ever written in music at its heart and a finale of unalloyed joy, Mahler's Fifth 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 with the complete work to follow. GUSTAV MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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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. GUSTAV MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown Forman

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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 know the words to this music! Three hot 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 a full orchestra in concert. 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 :: 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 the Third Symphony of Brahms. JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 3 RODERICK COX, conductor

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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. Winner of the 2018 Sir George Solti Conducting Award and now earning international acclaim, Roderick Cox takes the podium…

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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. EDWARD "DUKE" ELLINGTON:  Three Black Kings VARIOUS:  Gospel selection with Orchestra TBA Choir of St. Stephen's Baptist Church TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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March 2020

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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CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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14 MAR 2020 :: The second of the Festival of American Music is currently under construction. Details will be announced soon. TBA TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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POPS: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 28 MAR 2020 :: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN is the world's greatest ABBA tribute show performing ABBA hits with the passion and happiness of the original 70s band. MAMMA MIA! It's time for you to bring out your inner dancing queen and have fun at the LO POPS! BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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April 2020

COFFEE: BEETHOVEN + RACHMANINOFF

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. Plus, we celebrate Beethoven's 250th "birthday" with his witty and buoyantly inventive Eighth Symphony. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 8 SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2, mvnts 2 + 4 REI HOTODA, conductor

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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 Rouge River Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Fascinated by the industrial and social history of the city of Detroit, Mazzoli transforms the “grit and noise of…

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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.  He plays the music of Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Eagles and more.   MICHAEL CAVANAUGH, piano + vocals BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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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 Carolyn Forché, 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. GRIMES, NEGRON, NOVA, SHAW, KIRKLAND-SNIDER:  Blue Hour BELA BARTOK:  Concerto For Orchestra TEDDY ABRAMS,…

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