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501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

October 2021

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS SCHUBERT : SAT 30 OCT

Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 OCT at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Using brilliantly simple, songful melodies, Schubert evokes the grandeur and expansiveness of Beethoven in this work of triumph and exaltation. For these reasons, Teddy chose this work for his next signature TEDDY TALKS concert. Franz SCHUBERT:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, (“The Great”) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION CONCERT SPONSORED BY SUSAN CASEY BROWN

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November 2021

CLASSICS: SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 20 NOV at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Master of the keyboard, Mr. Osorio is admired and loved the world over. Our talented guest conductor leads a romantic program that carries both delights and opportunities for sheer transcendence. Louise FARRENC:  Overture No. 2 Robert SCHUMANN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI:  Little Suite Johannes BRAHMS:  Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn (“St. Anthony Variations”) EDWIN OUTWATER, guest conductor JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN…

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FAMILY: JINGLE BELL CONCERT

Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 27 NOV at 11AM • Kentucky Center •  Kick off your holiday season with the joyful music of Yuletide. Singer-pianist Tony DeSare joins the orchestra for some holiday favorites. The jingle of sleighbells and the fun of an audience sing-along are part of this fun and affordable family tradition. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor TONY DeSARE, piano  

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POPS: HOLIDAY POPS

Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 27 NOV at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Listen for the sleigh bells and gather for favorite Christmas music. How sweet it will be to bring the family together for this traditional musical treat. With infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality, Tony DeSare leads the celebration with a fresh take on holiday classics. Leroy ANDERSON:  Sleigh Ride Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Christmas Overture Edward POLA/ George WYLE: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Kim GANNON/ Walter KENT: I’ll…

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January 2022

COFFEE: YUJA PREMIERES ABRAMS CONCERTO

Friday, January 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 7 JAN at 11AM • Kentucky Center • The “MUST-SEE” concert of the season. Super-star pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Paired with the gorgeous Second Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff, this will be an unforgettable event. Teddy ABRAMS:  Piano Concerto (world premiere) Sergei RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2 (selected movements) TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor YUJA WANG, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CLASSICS: YUJA PREMIERES ABRAMS CONCERTO

Saturday, January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 8 JAN at 8PM • Kentucky Center • The “MUST-SEE” concert of the season. Super-star pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Paired with the gorgeous Second Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff, this will be an unforgettable event. Teddy ABRAMS:  Piano Concerto (world premiere) Sergei RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor YUJA WANG, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION CONCERT SPONSORED BY HARDSCUFFLE, INC MS. WANG'S APPEARANCE SPONSORED BY GLENVIEW TRUST…

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POPS: IRRESISTIBLE JOHN WILLIAMS

Saturday, January 15, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 15 JAN at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Celebrate the 40th Season of the irrepressible Bob Bernhardt with the irresistible music of John Williams. Bob selects his favorite music of his favorite composer to share. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY FRANK AND PAULA HARSHAW IN CELEBRATION OF BOB BERNHARDT'S 40th SEASON CONCERT SPONSORED BY THE SHIPREK FAMILY

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COFFEE: PINES OF ROME

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 28 JAN at 11AM • Kentucky Center • This brilliant program is under the direction of Ms. Hotoda, hailed by the Spokesman-Review as being an “inexhaustible dynamo” on the podium. Lili BOULANGER:  Of a Spring Morning Ludwig van BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 8 Ottorino RESPIGHI:  Pines of Rome REI HOTODA, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CLASSICS: PINES OF ROME

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 29 JAN at 8PM • Kentucky Center • This brilliant program is under the direction of Ms. Hotoda, hailed by the Spokesman-Review as being an “inexhaustible dynamo” on the podium. Lili BOULANGER:  Of a Spring Morning Ludwig van BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 8 Ottorino RESPIGHI:  Fountains of Rome Ottorino RESPIGHI:  Pines of Rome REI HOTODA, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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February 2022

GOSPEL AT THE SYMPHONY

Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Sat 12 FEB at 8PM •  Kentucky Center  •  Be Inspired! Once again Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra offer an unmatched musical event with the world premiere of Symphony No. 4 by Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941). Dr. Hailstork is a giant among American composers and grants a significant honor to the Louisville Orchestra by giving the premiere of this work to us! The first movement of the work was premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as "Still Holding On"…

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March 2022

COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 1

Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 6 MAR at 11AM • Kentucky Center •The color, passion, and rhythmic energy of Latin music explodes with these brilliant works. New works and a First Edition commission celebrate the trailblazing spirit of the LO. We welcome the salsa band, People of the Earth. Dafnis PRIETO:  Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission) Angélica NEGRÓN:  New work TBA (world premiere, LO commission) Leonard BERNSTEIN:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor PEOPLE…

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CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 1

Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 5 MAR at 8PM • Kentucky Center • The color, passion, and rhythmic energy of Latin music explode with these brilliant works. New works and a First Edition commission celebrate the trailblazing spirit of the LO. We welcome the timba band, People of the Earth. Heitor VILLA-LOBOS:  Alvorada na floresta tropical, (“Dawn in a Tropical Forest”), (First Edition Louisville Orchestra commission) Dafnis PRIETO:  Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission) Angélica NEGRÓN:  New work…

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COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 12 MAR at 11AM • Kentucky Center • A dazzling concert showcasing the variety and sophistication of music of Latin American composers and those inspired by the vibrant cultures of Central and South America. Aaron COPLAND:  El Salón Mexico Gabriela Lena FRANK:  Concertino Cusqueño José Pablo MONCAYO: Cumbres  (First Edition Louisville Orchestra commission) Clarice ASSAD:  Nhanderú Arturo MARQUÉZ:  Danzón No. 2 George GERSHWIN:  Cuban Overture TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC 2

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 13 MAR at 8PM • Kentucky Center •  A dazzling concert showcasing the variety and sophistication of music of Latin American composers and those inspired by the vibrant cultures of Central and South America. Aaron COPLAND:  El Salón Mexico Gabriela Lena FRANK:  Concertino Cusqueño José Pablo MONCAYO: Cumbres  (First Edition Louisville Orchestra commission) Arturo MARQUÉZ:  Danzón No. 2 George GERSHWIN:  Cuban Overture TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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POPS: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 19 MAR at 8PM • Kentucky Center • They are known as "Arrival from Sweden" – a band beloved around the world as the greatest ABBA tribute group on tour. Their sound is exactly what you want to hear as they perform ABBA’s greatest hits. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD CONCERT SPONSORED BY DON AND ANN KOHLER

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April 2022

COFFEE: SHEHERAZADE

Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 01 APR at 11AM • Kentucky Center • A 28-year-old rising conducting star, Jonathon Heyward is acclaimed for his ability to connect with audiences. This program offers a balance of delicate beauty and exotic orchestrations. Hannah KENDALL:  Kanashibari Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV:  Sheherazade JONATHON HEYWARD, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD CONCERT SPONSORED BY THE SCHADT FAMILY

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CLASSICS: SHEHERAZADE

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 02 APR at 8PM • Kentucky Center • Hot off a series of triumphant concerts in Europe, rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward makes his LO debut with a radiant program. He brings us Hannah Kendall's Kanashibari, which he premiered with the Seattle Symphony. Do you know that moment between sleep and waking when the world of dreams controls the body? Medieval Japanese priests dubbed that "kanashibari," literally "bound up in metal."  Hannah Kendall explores the terror and surrender of…

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POPS: MICHAEL CAVANAUGH PLAYS MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 22 APR at 8PM • Kentucky Center • An amazing talent who puts 100% into every show, Cavanaugh has the mad piano skills and charisma to bring audiences to their feet every time! Come for the music, stay for the fun. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor MICHAEL CAVANAUGH, singer-pianist SERIES SPONSORED BY FRANK AND PAULA HARSHAW IN CELEBRATION OF BOB BERNHARDT'S 40th SEASON CONCERT SPONSORED BY LUNSFORD CAPITAL

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CLASSICS: RECLAIMED TREASURES

Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 30 APR at 8PM • Kentucky Center •  The first in a multi-season exploration of confluence and influence, we explore works of Jewish and Black composers. Jewish composers Toch and Korngold fled to the US from Europe in the 1930s. R. Nathaniel Dett was one of the first conservatory-educated Black musicians in the US. Descended from escaped slaves, Dett was a touring pianist and renowned choir director whose sacred oratorio (written in 1934) is breathtaking. Ernst TOCH:  Notturno, (LO…

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May 2022

COFFEE: FANTASTIQUE

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 13 MAY at 11AM • Kentucky Center • A thrilling season finale! Schoenberg’s Automation is a double concerto for cello and pre-recorded cello, plus electronics and orchestra, and we close with the wild and virtuosic Symphonie fantastique. Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), YVES DHARAMRAJ has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic cellist who…

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CLASSICS: FANTASTIQUE

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 14 MAY at 8PM • Kentucky Center • A thrilling season finale! Louisville’s own KiMani Bridges, now attending the Burns School of Music at IU, graduated from Dupont Manual and is a rising young composer. Adam Schoenberg brings us a world premiere with his Automation -- a double concerto for cello and pre-recorded cello, plus electronics and orchestra, and we close with the wild and virtuosic Symphonie fantastique. Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York…

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