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Louisville, 40202 United States

July 2019

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE ™

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 06 JUL 2019 :: Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert.  Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of your Louisville Orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns with the fourth film in the Harry Potter™ Series. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,™ Harry…

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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  ::  Featuring the sweeping melody that inspired the song "Goin' Home," this symphony is a beloved masterpiece. ANTONIN DVORÁK:  Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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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. Special guests joining Teddy and the LO for this performance were noted by New York City classical radio WQXR as "19 for 19" notable musicians to watch in the season. ADAM SCHOENBERG: Orchard in…

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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 :: Your morning includes music of the Finnish composer Sibelius who wrote of sea nymphs and La Mer, one of the supreme achievements of symphonic literature. JAN SIBELIUS:  The Oceanides GARTH NEUSTADTER: Seaborne CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La Mer TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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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 :: On the theme of "Water," your evening includes music of the Finnish composer Sibelius who wrote of sea nymphs and La Mer, one of the supreme achievements of symphonic literature. JEAN SIBELIUS:  The Oceanides GARTH NEUSTADTER:  Seaborne JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Becoming River CLAUDE DEBUSSY:  La Mer   THE PERCUSSION COLLECTIVE, 2 pianos, 2 marimbas, 2 xylophones TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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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 JOHN WILLIAMS:  Three Piece from Schindler's List MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  From the Diary of Anne Frank TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor GABRIEL LEFKOWITZ, violin…

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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 JOHN WILLIAMS:  Three Piece from Schindler's List…

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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. Plus British composer Anna Clyne writes of spiritual and creative turbulence as her  Night Ferry travels through winds and waves in a vivid journey. ANNA CLYNE: Night Ferry RICHARD STRAUSS:  Don Quixote VINAY PARAMESWARAN, guest conductor

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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. Favorites music plus a special visitor from the North to share some special moments. 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. BOB BERNHARDT, conductor BEN GULLEY, tenor

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January 2020

COFFEE: TEDDY TALKS MAHLER

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 and a finale of unalloyed joy, Mahler's Fifth 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 with the complete work to follow. GUSTAV MAHLER:  Symphony No. 5 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown Forman

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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 :: 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 the Third Symphony of Brahms. JAMES LEE III:  Emotive Transformations JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 3 RODERICK COX, guest conductor

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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. Winner of the 2018 Sir George Solti Conducting Award and now earning international acclaim, Roderick Cox takes the podium…

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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 Choir of St. Stephen's Baptist Church TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor

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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: BEETHOVEN + RACHMANINOFF

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. Plus, we celebrate Beethoven's 250th "birthday" with his witty and buoyantly inventive Eighth Symphony. SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2, mvnts 2 + 4 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.  He plays the music of Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Eagles and more.   MICHAEL CAVANAUGH, piano + vocals BOB BERNHARDT, conductor

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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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