Sep 202014
 

The Louisville Orchestra’s season is well underway, with the September 25 edition of the Classics series, titled Gershwin & Copland, and featuring Kevin Cole on piano, Storm Large, soprano, and Teddy Abrams conducting. The program will consist of Richard Rodgers’ “Overture to Oklahoma!,” Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins,” George Gershwin’s “New York Rhapsody” and Aaron Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo.” The Coffee Concert will happen on September 24 in Whitney Hall at 10:30 a.m. The Classics Concert will be on September 25 in Whitney Hall at 8.pm. Tickets start at $15.00

A Courier-Journal video story about Teddy Abrams:


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Sep 172014
 

The Louisville Orchestra is getting ever more inventive in their presentations; the Brown-Forman L.O. WOW! Series show for Saturday, September 20, is Cirque de la Symphonie, which means you’ll get the LO plus aerialists, acrobats and strongmen (and women, presumably), doing their thing while the orchestra plays. Does that mean circus music? You’ll have to go find out. In Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center Tickets start at $20.

Sep 032014
 

“In some ways, Mahler, a conductor whose repertoire as a composer was limited because of his career, is an apt artist for this Fanfara. Abrams’ inaugural season comes nearly four years after the Louisville Orchestra filed for bankruptcy, followed by labor disputes and a dark season.” – Elizabeth Kramer, Lousiville Courier-Journal (article)
The new music director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, makes his first formal appearance on the stage of Whitney Hall on September 6, when the LO kicks off the season with the Fanfara! performance. To be featured in this highly anticipated event will be an original work by Abrams, “Overture in Sonata Form,” plus Gustav Maler’s Symphony No. 1, Titan. The new work was inspired by a Hammond organ Abrams discovered while working in April.

Here’s a video of Teddy Abrams LO interview”:

The Louisville Orchestra interview with Teddy Abrams, Music Director Designate from John Wheeler on Vimeo.


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Aug 102014
 

The recent news that the Louisville Orchestra had ended the season with a surplus was a pleasant surprise, given the manner years of deficits in the budget. Now the LO is taking it’s show on the road or at least to other parts of town, with a program called Music Without Borders. Michael J. Lambert has the story here.

Apr 072014
 

The Louisville Orchestra wraps up the 2013/2014 season  with a classic Classics show – Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1” and “Symphony No. 9.” Jorge Mester will conduct, with Kent Hatteberg as Chorusmaster. There will be two performances in Whitney Hall, the first on April 10, 10:30 a.m. and the finale on April 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Watch the LO perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7”:

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Mar 302014
 

Bob Bernhardt will conduct the Louisville Orchestra in a NightLites Insights program titled “Portrait Of Robert Schumann,” at the Brown Theatre on April 3 and again on April 4 at IUS. From the LO: “Robert Schumann was one of the most talented and revered men of his time – a masterful composer, powerful critic, husband to gifted pianist Clara, and mentor to a young Johannes Brahms.  Bob Bernhardt takes you inside Schumann’s complicated life, debilitating depression, and the music that continues to move us.” Tickets start at $20.

Mar 252014
 

Canadian Brass
The brass quintet Canadian Brass joins the Louisville Orchestra for a evening of, well, brass Pops. From The LO, this: “Five tremendous brass musicians — each a virtuoso in his own right — form the legendary Canadian Brass. Friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts first came together in 1970 to form a brass quintet … With a vast repertoire from Baroque masters to marches, holiday favorites to Dixieland, and jazz to Broadway, Canadian Brass has created their own musical world by transcribing, arranging and commissioning more than 200 works.” Together, the promise is “one unforgettable evening, From the Beatles to Bolero to Broadway.” In Whitney Hall on March 29. Tickets start at $26.

Watch Canadian Brass perform:


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Mar 242014
 

Emerson Quartet
Jorge Mester will conduct the Louisville Orchestra and the Emerson Quartet in a Classics program entitled Double Concertos!, featuring works by Britten (“Soirees Musicales”), Mozart (“Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major”), Brahms (“Double Concerto”) and Brahms (Arr. Schoenberg) (“Piano Quartet in G Minor”). This is the next-to-the-last Classics program for the season. There will be a Coffee Concert on March 27 at 10:30 p.m. and again on March 28 in Whitney Hall. Tickets start at $20.
Watch a preview:


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