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501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

January 2021

CANCELED : POPS: PROHIBITION

Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

CANCELED :: Travel through the cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Louisville in the 1920s! You’ll run into Josephine Baker, Kurt Weill, King Oliver and all their sizzling hits of Roaring 20s. TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor  

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CANCELED : COFFEE: TCHAIKOVSKY’S SIXTH

Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony – a searing, white-hot work that spans a supreme range of emotional expression. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program director Daniel Gilliam. Igor STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 CHRISTIAN REIF, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: REIF CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Based on the opera Doctor Atomic, this symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams evokes the frenzied panic, boorish pandering, and moral tension of a world developing the means for self-annihilation. Plus Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony – a searing, white-hot work that spans the full range of emotional expression. Igor STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song John ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique") CHRISTIAN REIF, conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION

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March 2021

CANCELED : POPS: ARETHA FRANKLIN: A Tribute

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: All the great Aretha hits that are the soul of America including “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools” performed by the Broadway diva of our time. She will blow you off the planet! BOB BERNHARDT, conductor CAPATHIA JENKINS, vocals  

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CANCELED : COFFEE: REINHARDT CONDUCTS SIBELIUS

Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED:: Conductor Ruth Reinhardt debuts with the LO in Sibelius’s majestic Second Symphony – a masterwork reflecting the warmth and ease of a composer sojourning in a sun-drenched town in Northern Italy. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 10AM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free, pre-concert discussion hosted by radio program director Daniel Gilliam. Lotta WENNAKOSKI: Helsinki Variations Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 RUTH REINHARDT, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: SIBELIUS & PROKOFIEV

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Conductor Ruth Reinhardt debuts with the LO in Sibelius’s majestic Second Symphony – a masterwork reflecting the warmth and ease of a composer sojourning in a sun-drenched town in Northern Italy. Virtuoso violinist Paul Huang also returns to brandish the dazzling pyrotechnics of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, whose dark outer movements brim with menace. Lotta WENNAKOSKI: Helsinki Variations Sergei PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 RUTH REINHARDT, conductor PAUL HUANG, violin SERIES SPONSORED BY…

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CANCELED : COFFEE: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Two Americas

Friday, March 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: The fifth annual Festival of American Music at the Louisville Orchestra continues to ignore traditional boundaries between orchestras and their audiences. First on this program is the dreamy sound world and rueful yearnings of America’s great romantic nostalgist, Samuel Barber. Then, a new work for voices and orchestra by Brooklyn-based composer Gabriel Kahane examines the urgent plight of homelessness today and the humanity of those grappling with its effects. Samuel BARBER: School for Scandal Overture Gabriel KAHANE: Emergency…

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC: Two Americas

Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Teddy Abrams leads the LO in a fascinating program of dual Americas. On the concert's first half, he evokes the dreamy sound world and rueful yearnings of America’s great romantic nostalgist, Samuel Barber. Then, a new work for voices and orchestra by Brooklyn-based composer Gabriel Kahane examines the urgent plight of homelessness today and the humanity of those grappling with its effects. CONCERT TALK: Starting at 6:45PM in Whitney Hall, the LO, together with WUOL, offers a free,…

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April 2021

CANCELED : POPS: DECADES: Back to the 80s

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Enjoy a power-packed evening of the 80s #1 hit songs. Get on your feet to sing along with “The Power of Love,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Footloose,” and more by the icons of the decade. Love Madonna, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins? We do too! TBD, conductor TBD, singers  

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CANCELED : COFFEE: SCHEHEREZADE

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 23 APR 2021 :: Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensational symphonic showpiece brings to life the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights, with haunting violin solos giving voice to our heroine storyteller. Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherezade TEDDY ABRAMS, guest conductor SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED : CLASSICS: SCHEHERAZADE

Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: Two luminous new works by composers Ellen Reid and Paola Prestini (the latter commissioned by the LO) celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment on this richly varied program. After intermission, Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensational symphonic showpiece brings to life the fairy tales of the Arabian Nights, with haunting violin solos giving voice to our heroine storyteller. Ellen REID: When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist Paola PRESTINI: Hindsight Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor LARA DOWNES, piano…

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May 2021

CANCELED: COFFEE: TURANGALILA

Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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CANCELED :: “Mind-blowing”… “epic”… “spiritual ecstasy”… These are words that aptly describe this massive symphonic work by French composer Oliver Messiaen.  This is a piece from Teddy’s wish list and we close the season with this overflowing hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, love, life, and even death. Oliver MESSIAEN: Turangalîla-symphonie TEDDY ABRAMS, guest conductor STEWART GOODYEAR, piano SERIES SPONSORED BY BAIRD

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CANCELED: CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS: A Song of Love and Death

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisville Orchestra performances have been revised to a virtual format. Both free and paid-access concerts will be presented online. Link to select your subscriber option. Please explore this link for current performances. CANCELED :: “Mind-blowing”… “epic”… “spiritual ecstasy”… These are the words used that aptly describe this massive symphonic work by French composer Olivier Messiaen. This is piece from Teddy’s wish list and we close the season with this overflowing hymn to joy, time, movement,…

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