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Louisville, 40202 United States

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January 2018

POPS: MAMBO KINGS: Latin Jazz

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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20 JAN at 8PM :: A Hot Latin Night! Take a fascinating journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles. the Mambo Kings will be your guide on a Latin jazz tour of the Pan American experience, featuring original arrangements and compositions of music from the…

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February 2018

COFFEE: WAR + PEACE

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 02 FEB :  Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Dona Nobis Pacem SERGEI PROKOFIEV: "Waltz" from War and Peace SEBASTIAN CHANG: Between Heaven and Earth PAUL SCHOENBERG: A Survivor from Warsaw, Chad Sloan, narrator ARVO PÄRT: Summa for Choir SAMUEL BARBER:  Adagio for Strings MAURICE RAVEL: La Valse  TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor KENT HATTEBERG, chorusmaster Louisville Chamber Choir U of L Collegiate Chorale Chad Sloan,…

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CLASSICS: WAR + PEACE

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 3 FEB :: Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. Composer Sebastian Chang collaborates with Iraqi artist Vian Sora to create a new work based on Ms. Sora's personal experience. CHARLES IVES: They Are There! RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Dona Nobis Pacem, Mvt. 2 "Beat! Beat! Drums!" CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: Madrigals of War and Love (selections) SERGEI PROKOFIEV:  Waltz from War and Peace SEBASTIAN CHANG: Between Heaven and Earth   A collaboration with Vian Sora…

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KMEA Side-by-Side Concert

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Members of the Louisville Youth Orchestra join the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra on stage for a free concert that audiences enjoy for its energy and enthusiasm.  

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COFFEE: THE PLANETS

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 23 FEB ::  A breathtaking HD video presentation of images from NASA rovers and satellites with computer-driven graphics that bring the awe-inspiring music a new, mind-boggling dimension. JAMES BECKEL:  Toccata for Orchestra GUSTAV HOLST:  The Planets THOMAS WILKINS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series Presented by Treyton Oak Towers Coffee provided courtesy of Heine Bros.

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CLASSICS: THE PLANETS

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 24 FEB :: A breathtaking HD video presentation of images of space from NASA rovers, satellites with computer-driven graphics that bring the awe-inspiring music a new, mindboggling dimension. CLAUDE DEBUSSY:  Nocturnes JAMES A. BECKEL:  Toccata for Orchestra GUSTAV HOLST:  The Planets THOMAS WILKINS, conductor Series sponsored by Brown-Forman

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March 2018

POPS: MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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10 MAR 2018 :: One of the most important fiddle players of our time, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper make their debut with orchestra. Their hard-driving traditional bluegrass is combined with the orchestra in a concert that promised to be an amazing evening of music. Michael Cleveland grew up in Henderson, Indiana, and calls Southern Indiana his home. Now only in his mid-30s, Cleveland is the most acclaimed bluegrass fiddle player in the world! MICHAEL CLEVELAND + FLAMEKEEPER (arr. Brad Ritchie):…

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Classics: KENTUCKY CLASSICS: Festival of American Music 1

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 24 MAR :: Celebrating American roots with music featuring both Kentucky-centered music and featuring Kentucky-based composers and performers. AARON COPLAND:  Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo EDGAR MEYER: New Piece for Orchestra MICHAEL CLEVELAND, fiddle TYRONE COTTON, singer-songwriter JOAN SHELLEY, singer-songwriter PAUL KOWERT, bass LIZZIE NO, vocalist TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Brown-Forman Concert sponsored by PharMerica

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April 2018

Coffee: PLAY: Festival of American Music 2

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 06 APR  ::  Andrew Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawemeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. JULIA WOLFE:  riSE and fLY ANDREW NORMAN: Play, Level 1 MICHAEL GORDON:  Natural History   GABRIEL GLOBUS-HOENICH, percussionist Native American Ensemble TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series Presented by Treyton Oak Towers Coffee provided courtesy of Heine Bros.

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CLASSICS: PLAY — Festival of American Music 2

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 07 APR :: Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material -- a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams. Andrew  Norman's Play, the 2017 Grawmeyer competition winner, is being talked about as the most important new work of our time. Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History by Michael Gordon at the…

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POPS: THE MUSIC OF PRINCE

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 20 APR :: A night honoring the prolific works of The Purple One, we perform an array of the late artist’s many smash hits, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “When Doves Cry.” It's a full night of Prince’s greatest hits. One of the most prolific artists of our time, Prince solidified his place in music history with an astounding range of eclectic styles both vocally and instrumentally, including funk, rock, R&B, pop and many others. He…

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COFFEE: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 27 APR :: Pianist and composer Andrew Hsu makes his debut with the Louisville Orchestra performing a masterpiece. Plus we welcome guest conductor Courtney Lewis who is music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Lewis will lead the LO in selected movements from the intensely personal symphony. LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major (selected movements) ANDREW HSU, piano COURTNEY LEWIS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series…

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CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 28 APR ::  Three selections from the bedrock of the classical Romantic Era repertory. Hsu is described as " Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER CARL MARIA von WEBER: Overture to Oberon LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 ANDREW HSU, piano COURTNEY LEWIS, conductor Classics Series Sponsored by Brown-Forman Concert Sponsored by The Arthur J. and Mary Celeste Lerman Foundation

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May 2018

COFFEE: THE RITE OF SPRING

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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FRI 11 MAY ::  Two explosive and dramatic works will showcase the power of the Louisville Orchestra as Teddy Abrams closes the season with these 20th-century masterpieces. RICHARD STRAUSS:  Also sprach Zarathustra IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring ("Le Sacre du printemps") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons Series Presented by Treyton Oak Towers Coffee provided courtesy of Heine Bros.

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CLASSICS: THE RITE OF SPRING

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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SAT 12 MAY :: Ripping out all the stops for a powerful season finale! Teddy and the LO perform two of the most influential compositions of the 20th century. RICHARD STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra  IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring ("Le Sacre du Printemps") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by Brown-Forman

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July 2018

Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban (TM)

Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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07 JUL at 7:30PM / 08 JUL at 3PM  ::  Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ -- in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling's classic saga, this thrilling movie is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts, and…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (TM)

Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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08 JUL at 3PM  ::  Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ -- in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling's classic saga, this thrilling movie is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts, and master the art of…

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