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501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

January 2019

CLASSICS: SLATKIN CONDUCTS ELGAR

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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12 JAN 2019 :: A life-long champion of American music and one of the most celebrated conductors of our time, Leonard Slatkin returns to Louisville. He's selected a program of American music plus the beloved Enigma Variations. CINDY McTEE:   Double Play LEONARD SLATKIN:   Kinah WALTER PISTON:  Suite from The Incredible Flutist EDWARD ELGAR:  Enigma Variations LEONARD SLATKIN, conductor Classics Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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COFFEE: ART + MUSIC

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

25 JAN 2019  :: Do you know the story? Mussorgsky wrote Pictures at an Exhibition after seeing an art exhibit of his friend Viktor Hartmann. The composer was so delighted by the artwork that he composed a piece based on the experience. We turn the tables and ask artists to create new works of art with music as their inspiration. We promise a multi-sensory arts experience as we collaborate with artists from KyCAD. The musical program will depend on the selections used by…

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CLASSICS: ART + MUSIC

Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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26 JAN 2019 ::  Do you know the story? Mussorgsky wrote Pictures at an Exhibition after seeing an art exhibit of his friend Viktor Hartmann. The composer was so delighted by the artwork that he composed a piece based on the experience. We turn the tables and ask artists to create new works of art with music as their inspiration. We promise a multi-sensory arts experience as we collaborate with artists from KyCAD. The program will include: 1.   GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL:  "Alla Hornpipe"…

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February 2019

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 2 FEB 2019 at 7:30PM :: Experience the thrilling music of John Williams performed live with a showing of the full-length epic film on the big screen. Live the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the Rebel Alliance as they battle the Galactic Empire. This is the full 1977 George Lucas film that started it all! Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts @ All rights reserved in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. @2018 & TM…

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STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Sunday, February 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SUN 03 FEB 2019 at 3:00PM :: Experience the thrilling music of John Williams performed live with a showing of the full-length epic film on the big screen. Live the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the Rebel Alliance as they battle the Galactic Empire. This is the full 1977 George Lucas film that started it all! Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts @ All rights reserved in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. @2018 & TM…

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Gheens Great Expectations Side-By-Side Concert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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WED 06 FEB 2019 :: FREE EVENT :: The Louisville Youth Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra perform in the annual "Side-By-Side" concert. Organized as an educational experience for the young players, this concert is simply a remarkable event for music lovers because we get to hear a double complement of players on every part. This massive orchestra is presented by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Education programs.

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POPS: The MIDTOWN MEN

Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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16 FEB 2019 :: The high-octane musical tour de force that took the Jersey Boys phenomenon to Broadway and beyond, brings to life the greatest hits of the Sixties, rocking performing arts centers and symphony halls across the continent. THE MIDTOWN MEN are the four lead cast members from the original Broadway show and they bring the hits of the Sixties with their crisp Rat-Pack style to our stage for a Valentine treat. CHRISTIAN HOFF MICHAEL LONGORIA DANIEL RICHARD J. ROBERT SPENCER BOB…

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CLASSICS: KENTUCKY SPRING — Festival of American Music I

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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23 FEB 2019 :: Performed as the full ballet, Appalachian Spring touches on the primal issues of marriage, survival, and eternal regeneration. The piece was commissioned and choreographed by the legendary Martha Graham and for the first time presented with NEW CHOREOGRAPHY by the talented Andrea Schermoly. Plus The Way Forth, a new folk opera & film by Louisville native Rachel Grimes. Highlighting real and imagined perspectives of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to the present day, and inspired…

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March 2019

COFFEE: THE JAZZ INFLUENCE – Festival of American Music II

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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08 MAR 2019 :: George Gershwin brought jazz to the concert hall with his seminal Rhapsody in Blue. With Teddy Abrams at the piano and on the podium, the Louisville Orchestra explores the influence of jazz in classical music. GEORGE GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody in Blue MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind MARIA SCHNEIDER: Selections from "Winter Morning Walks" VALARIE COLEMAN:  The Painted Lady MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN, soprano TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor and piano

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CLASSICS: THE JAZZ INFLUENCE — Festival of American Music II

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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09 MAR 2019 ::  George Gershwin brought jazz to the concert hall with his seminal Rhapsody in Blue. With Teddy Abrams at the piano and on the podium, the Louisville Orchestra explores the influence of jazz in classical music. GEORGE GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody in Blue MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind MARIA SCHNEIDER: Selections from "Winter Morning Walks" VALARIE COLEMAN:  The Painted Lady TYSHAWN SOREY:  GABRIEL EVENS:  MEASHA BREUGGERGOSMAN, soprano TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor and piano

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POPS: THE MUSIC OF QUEEN

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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23 MAR 2019 :: Who isn't familiar with the classic tunes of Queen? The Windborne Music band plays all the favorites staying as close as possible to the original recordings and the orchestra is "wrapped" around that original sound. Vegas veteran Brody Dolyniuk handles the complex and difficult task of representing Freddie Mercury's vocals. Brody handles the assignment comfortably and sounds amazing leading the band and orchestra through the selected song list. If you're an average fan or someone who…

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COFFEE: TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERTO #1

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

29 MAR 2019 :: Elegant, insightful, balanced and brilliant, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is captivating! Russian composers Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Shostakovich (1906-1975) were a generation apart but their passion for their homeland, its people and music, pulses in every beat of these two magnificent works. PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:  Piano Concerto No. 1 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 10 ANDREW VON OEYEN, piano FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, conductor Series Sponsored by: Hilliard Lyons Concert Sponsored by:  The Schadt Family

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CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERTO #1

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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30 MAR 2019 :: Elegant, insightful, balanced and brilliant, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is captivating! Russian composers Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Shostakovich (1906-1975) were a generation apart but their passion for their homeland, its people and music, pulses in every beat of these two magnificent works. GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ:  Polish Overture PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:  Piano Concerto No. 1 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 10 ANDREW VON OEYEN, piano FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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April 2019

POPS: STORM LARGE: LOVE, LUST + ROCK n ROLL

Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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20 APR 2019 :: From Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra to Led Zeppelin and Queen, this music is a pulse-racing tribute to Love, Lust + Rock ‘n’ Roll, with powerful hits including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Kashmir,” “Somebody to Love,” and much more performed by the  sensational and sultry Storm Large! STORM LARGE, vocalist BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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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 :: 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 ::  Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony expresses the utopia of universal brotherhood and hope. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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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. BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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