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Louisville, 40202 United States

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November 2017

POPS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 25 NOV :: Celebrate Christmas with the Louisville Orchestra with beautiful holiday music and two thrilling talents from Broadway who light up our stage and kick-off the season! Share this Louisville Yuletide tradition with your entire family. "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Let It Snow!" and more. LISA VROMAN, vocalist DOUG LaBRECQUE, vocalist LOUISVILLE YOUTH CHOIR BOB BERNHARDT, conductor SERIES PRESENTED BY LG&E

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December 2017

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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THU 07 DEC :: Superstar entertainer Jennifer Nettles is one of the most admired and animated performers in Country music today. ASCAP has honored her songwriting prowess with five awards, including the emotionally charged, No. 1 platinum hit “Stay” that also earned Jennifer GRAMMY®, Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. As the first female artist to be the sole songwriter on an ACM Song of the Year winner since 1972, Jennifer was acknowledged with the Crystal Milestone…

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January 2018

COFFEE: TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 12 JAN :: This concert features two masterpieces of radiant beauty. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius thought of his Symphony No. 7 as a "symphonic fantasy" and uses a theme he called "Where the Stars Dwell" that he repurposed from a tone poem that he never completed.  Tchaikovsky's extraordinary violin concerto, a work remarkable beauty with both tenderness and fire, resulted from his disastrous one-year marriage. A true "silver lining." JEAN SIBELIUS:  Symphony No. 7 (in one movement) PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:…

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CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 13 JAN :: This concert features two masterpieces of radiant beauty and a contemporary work that is bright and bustling with "bittersweet humanity" according to the composer. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius thought of his Symphony No. 7 as a "symphonic fantasy" and uses a theme he called "Where the Stars Dwell" that he repurposed from a tone poem that he never completed.  Tchaikovsky's disastrous one-year marriage produced an extraordinary result, a violin concerto of remarkable beauty with both tenderness…

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POPS: MAMBO KINGS

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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We add some sizzle to the LO Pops with the electrifying Latin jazz combo, the Mambo Kings -- known for their explosive blend of Afro Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. RICHARD DELANEY, piano FREDDY COLON, drums, timbales, bongos JOHN VIAVATTINE, saxophone HECTOR DIAZ, bass TONY PADILLA, congas BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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February 2018

COFFEE: WAR + PEACE

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. SAMUEL BARBER:  Adagio for Strings MAURICE RAVEL: La Valse  VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Dona Nobis Pacem TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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CLASSICS: WAR + PEACE

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. Composer Sebastian Chang collaborates with Iraqui artist Vian Sora to create a new work based on Ms. Sora's personal experience. CHARLES IVES: They Are There RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Dona Nobis Pacem, Mvt. 2 "Beat! Beat! Drums!" CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Madrigals of War and Love (selections) SERGEI PROKOFIEV:  Waltz from War and Peace SEBASTIAN CHANG:  War/Iraq collaboration with Vian Sora   ARNOLD SCHOENBERG:  A Survivor from…

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KMEA Side-by-Side Concert

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Members of the Louisville Youth Orchestra join the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra on stage for a free concert that audiences enjoy for its energy and enthusiasm.  

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COFFEE: THE PLANETS

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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A breathtaking HD video presentation of images from NASA rovers and satellites with computer-driven graphics that bring the awe-inspiring music a new, mind-boggling dimension. GUSTAV HOLST:  The Planets THOMAS WILKINS, conductor

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CLASSICS: THE PLANETS

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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A breathtaking HD video presentation of images of space from NASA rovers, satellites with computer-driven graphics that bring the awe-inspiring music a new, mindboggling dimension. CLAUDE DEBUSSY:  Nocturnes JAMES A. BECKEL:  Toccata for Orchestra GUSTAV HOLST:  The Planets THOMAS WILKINS, conductor  

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March 2018

POPS: MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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One of the most important fiddle players of our time, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper make their debut with orchestra. Their hard-driving traditional bluegrass is combined with the orchestra in a concert that promised to be an amazing evening of music. MICHAEL CLEVELAND, vocals + fiddle NATHAN LIVERS, vocals + mandolin TYLER GRIFFITH, vocals + bass JOSHUA RICHARDS, vocals + guitar JOSIAH SHRODE,  banjo TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series sponsored by LG&E Concert sponsored by The Eye Institute

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Classics: KENTUCKY CLASSICS: Festival of American Music 1

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Celebrating American roots with music featuring both Kentucky-centered music and featuring Kentucky-based composers and performers. AARON COPLAND:  Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo MICHAEL CLEVELAND, fiddle TYRONE COTTON, singer-songwriter PAUL KOWERT, bass LIZZIE NO, vocalist TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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April 2018

Coffee: PLAY: Festival of American Music 2

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Andrew Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawemeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. MASON BATES:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology ANDREW NORMAN: Play (selected movements) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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CLASSICS: PLAY — Festival of American Music 2

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Andrew  Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawmeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History by Michael Gordon at the 2016 Britt Festival. Requiring a massive array of musicians and dancers, the piece is an homage to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest region of our country. MASON BATES:  Anthology of Fantastic Zoology ANDREW NORMAN: Play MICHAEL GORDON:  Natural History TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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POPS: THE MUSIC OF PRINCE

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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A night honoring the prolific works of The Purple One, we perform an array of the late artist’s many smash hits, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “When Doves Cry.” It's a full night of Prince’s greatest hits. One of the most prolific artists of our time, Prince solidified his place in music history with an astounding range of eclectic styles both vocally and instrumentally, including funk, rock, R&B, pop and many others. He has sold over…

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COFFEE: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish") selected movements ANDREW HSU, piano COURTNEY LEWIS, conductor

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CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Three selections from the bedrock of the classical Romantic Era repertory. Hsu is described as " Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER CARL MARIA von WEBER: Overture to Oberon LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish") ANDREW HSU, piano COURTNEY LEWIS, conductor Classics Series Sponsored by Brown-Forman Concert Sponsored by The Arthur J. and Mary Celeste Lerman Foundation

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May 2018

COFFEE: THE RITE OF SPRING

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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RICHARD STRAUSS:  Also sprach Zarathustra IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring ("Le Sacre du printemps") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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CLASSICS: THE RITE OF SPRING

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Ripping out all the stops for a powerful season finale! RICHARD STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra  IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring ("Le Sacre du Printemps") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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