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501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

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 :: Relax and enjoy an evening of film and music as we perform classic movie themes with selected film clips.  The evening features cinematic favorites including Gone with the Wind, the Magnificent Seven, Dr. Zhivago, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 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  :: Louisville’s influence on the world of symphonic music extends far beyond our city boundaries. Enjoy two works created during the LO’s historic era of commissioning new music and learn about the influence of a Louisville musician on the famous Bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák. Witold LUTOSLAWSKI: Fanfare for Orchestra Jacques IBERT:  Louisville Concerto Robert WHITNEY:  Concertino for Orchestra Antonin DVORÁK:  Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor CONCERT SPONSORED BY MCGRIFF INSURANCE SERVICES

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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. Our guest soloists were noted by New York City classical radio WQXR as "19 for 19" notable musicians to watch. These young influentials are changing the future of symphonic music with premieres, outreach…

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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 :: Dive into this beautiful concert about the watery world. Sea nymphs, wind, waves, and water have inspired composers and film-makers to create masterpieces of orchestral music. Loosely translated as "nymphs of the waves," Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote his tone poem in 1913 evoking the icy depths and the low horizon of a northern seascape. Just 8 years earlier, French composer Claude Debussy wrote his masterful work La Mer evoking the many moods of the sea…

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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 :: Water – the essential element of life – is explored in this vivid program featuring six members of The Percussion Collective. From the mythological sea nymphs of The Oceanides to Seaborne, a work by a Grammy-Award winning composer with percussion solos and a stunning film shot in Hawaii, this program offers an expansive look at music depicting bodies of water. Become River flows through the orchestra with an innovative stage setting and the performance closes with the…

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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 internationally impactful 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. For more information about the city-wide exhibition, link to ViolinsOfHopeLou.com Paul SCHOENFIELD: Klezmer Rondos, No. 2 John WILLIAMS:  Three Pieces from Schindler's List Michael TILSON THOMAS:  From the Diary of Anne Frank…

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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. 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. For more information about the city-wide exhibition, link to ViolinsOfHopeLou.com Paul SCHOENFIELD: Klezmer Rondos, No. 2 William…

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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. Guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran, assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, takes us on a voyage with British composer Anna Clyne who writes of spiritual and creative “turbulence.” Her Night Ferry travels through winds and waves in a vivid…

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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. Felix MENDELSSOHN:  The Hebrides Overture Anna CLYNE:  Night Ferry Richard STRAUSS:  Don Quixote VINAY PARAMESWARAN, guest conductor…

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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. Special guest, tenor Ben Gulley shares the spirit of the season performing all your favorite music with the full orchestra. 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 rolling out a brand new holiday production starring tenor Ben Gulley.  With a mix of traditional and popular music of the season, this concert kicks off the Yuletide for you and your family. "...a startlingly gifted, award-winning tenor discovery, Ben Gulley." San Francisco Voice BOB BERNHARDT, conductor BEN GULLEY, tenor

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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. 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'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. Edward "Duke" ELLINGTON:  Three Black Kings VARIOUS:  Gospel selection with Orchestra TBA & Cory Henry Selections TBD TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor CORY HENRY, vocals and organ Choir of St. Stephen's Baptist Church SERIES SPONSORED BY BROWN-FORMAN

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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 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

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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. SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2 REI HOTODA,  guest 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.  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 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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