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501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

January 2020

COFFEE: MAHLER’S FIFTH

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 in the fourth movement "Adagietto" and a finale of unalloyed joy, Mahler's Fifth is a miracle of symphonic music. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program direction Daniel Gilliam. Gustav MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD CONCERT SPONSORED BY SUSAN CASEY BROWN…

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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. 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

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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 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. 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 musician-singer-songwriter, he offers up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel,…

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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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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 they are captured by…

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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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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 they are captured by…

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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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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 SERIES SPONSORED BY BROWN-FORMAN CONCERT SPONSORED BY LOUISVILLE TOURISM

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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 band.  They perform ABBA hits with the passion and happiness of the original 70s supergroup. This is the only tribute group that tours with members of the original backup band and sells out arena shows all over the world (including Sweeden)! MAMMA MIA! It's time for you to bring out your inner dancing queen and have fun at the LO POPS! BOB BERNHARDT, conductor SERIES SPONSORED…

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April 2020

COFFEE: RACHMANINOFF 2nd SYMPHONY

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. Don't miss a note as the young, dynamic conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic takes the podium in her Louisville debut. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program direction Daniel Gilliam. SERGEI…

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

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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.  Cavanaugh and the Louisville Orchestra, alongside his energetic band, will pay tribute to Sir Elton John's greatest hits, including "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," "Crocodile Rock," "Bennie and the Jets," and…

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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 American poet Carolyn Forché, The 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. The Hungarian composer wrote this showpiece for…

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