After a long year of bad news from the Louisville Orchestra, there is finally something positive to report: there will be a new season this year. Here’s the complete list, minus most of the PR:
The season launches at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th at Whitney Hall with a very special FANFARA designed to celebrate the endeavors of the entire orchestra family. The Orchestra’s classics and pops will be combined in one musical extravaganza replete with Mester and Bernhardt as well as guest artists, pianist Jeremy Denk (first half) and Las Vegas entertainer Steve Lippia (second half).
Sponsored by David and Betty Jones
Saturday | September 8, 2012 | 8:30 pm
Jorge Mester, conductor
Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
Steve Lippia, vocalist
CLASSICS & COFFEE SERIES
Hilliard Lyons Classics
Treyton Oak Towers Coffee ConcertsFriday | October 5, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Brown TheatreJorge Mester, conductor Peter McCaffrey, cello
Smetana Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Saint-Saëns Concerto for Cello No. 1
Dvorák Symphony No. 7
Friday | October 12, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallSarah Ioannides, conductor Sharon Isbin, guitar
Elgar In the South
Schwantner From Afar: Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra
Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Thursday | November 15, 2012 | 10:30 am
Friday | November 16, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Brown TheatreJorge Mester, conductor Michael Colvin, tenor Jon Gustley, horn
Glass Symphony No. 3
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
Bizet Symphony No. 1
Friday | January 11, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallRyan McAdams, conductor Andrea Levine, clarinet
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Thursday | January 31, 2013 | 10:30 am
Saturday | February 2, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallAndrew Grams, conductor Adele Anthony, violin
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major
R. Strauss Aus Italien
Thursday | February 21, 2013 | 10:30 am
Friday | February 22, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallJorge Mester, conductor Christopher Taylor, piano
Schickele Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Thursday | March 14, 2013 | 10:30 am
Friday | March 15, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallJorge Mester, conductor Chu-Fang Huang, piano
R. Strauss Burleske
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”)
MUSIC UNWOUND: Copland in Mexico
a multi-media presentation presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Thursday | March 28, 2013 | 10:30 am
Friday | March 29, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallJorge Mester, conductor Joseph Horowitz, host featuring narration, portrayals and projections
Copland Billy the Kid
Copland El Salón México
Revueltas Redes (The Wave) – film with orchestra
Thursday | April 25, 2013 | 10:30 am
Friday | April 26, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Whitney HallJorge Mester, conductor Paul Huang, voilin
Hindemith Mathis der Maler
Barber Concerto for Violin
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Louisville Orchestra POPS
Presented by LG&E and KU, and Tafel Motors
October 13, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Brian Stokes Mitchell
November 3, 2012 |8:00 pm
Spectrum: Motown Hits
January 12, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Music City Hit-Makers: Nashville’s Best
A trio of hit-makers for the mega-stars perform with the Louisville Orchestra and a six-piece band! It’s a night of number-ones from the creators themselves, including “Jesus Take the Wheel” (Grammy – Best Country Song) and “Wasted” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “American Honey” recorded by Lady Antebellum, “Out Last Night” (Kenny Chesney), “It’s America” (Rodney Atkins), “Blessed” (Martina McBride), and more.
January 26, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Tribute to the Boston Pops with pianist Michael Chertock
March 16, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Blood, Sweat & Tears
April 27, 2013 | 8:00 pm
The Music of the Who
Presented by BB&T
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 8:00 pm
The Indigo Girls
The Indigo Girls earned hundreds of weeks on the top of the charts with hits such as “Closer to Fine,” “Galileo,” and “Least Complicated.” They’re bringing their unique brand of artistry and tight-knit harmonies to the Louisville Orchestra with a full symphonic backing band in our Strings Attached Series! Buy your tickets early; this will prove to be a sold-out show! Tickets will be available starting in October.
Other Strings Attached series events to be announced.
All programs, artists, dates and times subject to change
High resolution images of Strings Attached artists available here http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/media/images/
The Orchestra’s trademark NightLites programs provide a ninety-minute affair with no intermission, perfect for first time listeners or a short event following a day at the office. NightLites events are presented in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Subscriptions are $74 or $59, and are available by calling (502) 587-8681 or online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 6:30 pm | Brown Theater
Friday, November 9, 2012 | 7:30 pm | Ogle Center (IUS)
Black Tie and Bluegrass
Featuring Fletcher Bright and the Dismembered Tennesseans, this special event will include a live Bluegrass band with orchestral flair! You’ll enjoy “Ashoken Farewell,” “Southern Flavor,” and of course, the “Tennessee Waltz” and more!
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 pm | Brown Theater
Friday, January 25, 2013 | 7:30 pm | Ogle Center (IUS)
Classics Goes to the Movies
NightLites audiences know how much Bob Bernhardt loves the music of Hollywood. You’ll be led on a grand tour of some of the greats in this whirlwind showcase of cinematic favorites!
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 6:30 pm | Brown Theater
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:30 pm | Ogle Center (IUS)
As a special treat, Bob will present “NightLites Insights” to close the series – a live “tour” through Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony (No. 6) as only Bob and the musicians of the LO can present!
Presented by Brown-Forman Corporation
The L.O. WOW! series features three dynamite presentations to captivate your senses! The series opens with Disney in Concert with music from the movies that will transport young and young-at heart. The ever popular, Video Games Live returns the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. The series closes with Blue Planet Live! which explores wonders of our underwater world, displayed on a giant screen while a full orchestra performs the dazzling Emmy Award®-winning score. Single Tickets for the L.O. WOW! Series will be available in September.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Disney In Concert!
Featuring music, film clips and artist renderings, this concert showcases a variety of musical scores from popular Disney movies including Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Pirates of the Caribbean!
Saturday, November 24, 2012 | 8:00 pm
Video Games Live!
Video Games Live returns following two sold-out shows in recent years… This immersive concert features music from the biggest video games of all time brought to you in full symphonic sound!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Live!
A unique show, this theatrical presentation is of the most remarkable film sequences from the celebrated BBC/Discovery television series, The Blue Planet. Prepared to be wowed!
All programs, artists, dates and times subject to change
High resolution images of L.O. WOW programs available here http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/media/images/
Presented by Yum! Brands and Commonwealth Bank & Trust
Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 11:00 am
An orKIDStra favorite! Kids are invited to wear their Halloween Costumes and parade across the stage at the Brown Theatre!
Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 11:00 am
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 11:00 am
Take Me Out To the Ball Game
Come sing-a-long with the Louisville Orchestra as we salute America’s past time with hits including “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Casey at the Bat.”