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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Mar 102014

Tito Muñoz

It’s time for your Classics Mozart fix – the Louisville Orchestra, featuring Michael Davis, violin and Jon Gustley, horn, with Tito Muñoz conducting, will present an All-Mozart program at the The W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre on March 15. Selections for the performance are: “Overture to The Marriage of Figaro,” “Violin Concerto No. 5 – Turkish”,”Horn Concerto No. 4” and “Symphony No. 35 – Haffner.” Tickets start at $25.

Here’s Tito Muñoz conducting the St. Olaf Orchestra in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”:


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Feb 242014

The 2014 – 2015 “Classics” Season of Louisville Orchestra performances has been announced, with a new conductor, Teddy Abrams, at the helm. That schedule is below. Multiple subscription options are available and range from $103-$605. Call 502.587.8681 for more information Single tickets for the 2014-15 Classics season will be available in August 2014.

Teddy Abrams’ FANFARA

Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:30 PM

Whitney Hall

Teddy Abrams, conductor

Teddy Abrams New Work

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan)

Gershwin & Copland

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Friday, September 26, 2014 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Teddy Abrams, conductor Storm Large, soprano Kevin Cole, piano

Richard Rodgers Overture to Oklahoma!

Kurt Weill The Seven Deadly Sins

Storm Large, soprano

George Gershwin New York Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra

Kevin Cole, piano

Aaron Copland RODEO: Four Dance Episodes

Buckaroo Holiday

Corral Nocturne

Saturday Night Waltz

Hoe Down

Carmina burana

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Friday, October 17, 2014 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Teddy Abrams, conductor Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster

Celena Shafer, soprano Javier Abreu, tenor TBD, baritone

Charles IvesThe Unanswered Question

arr. Teddy Abrams Medieval Dance/Song from Carmina Burana

Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium

Claudio Monteverdi Sinfonia a 6

Claudio Monteverdi Magnificat a 6: Magnificat

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339

V. "Laudate Dominum"

Traditional The Shining Shore

Caroline Shaw Partita

III. Courante

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 147 “Jesu bleibet meine Freude”

Carl Orff Carmina Burana

Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster Celena Shafer, soprano Javier Abreu, tenor Hugh Russell, baritone

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Saturday, November 8, 2014 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Jorge Mester, conductor Elmar Oliveira, violin

Samuel BarberEssay No. 1, op.12

Jean SibeliusViolin Concerto in D minor, op. 47

Elmar Oliveira, violin

Felix MendelssohnSymphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56 (Scottish)

Chu-Hang Huang plays Mozart

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Friday, January 16, 2015 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Jorge Mester, conductor Chu-Fang Huang, piano

Maurice RavelMother Goose Suite

W.A. MozartPiano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456 (Paradis)

Chu-Fang Huang, piano

Dmitri ShostakovichSymphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Friday, January 30, 2015 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Teddy Abrams, conductor

Sebastian ChangNew Commission (Classical Symphony)

Franz Joseph HaydnSymphony No. 43 in E-flat Major “Mercury”

Johannes BrahmsSymphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

Enigma Variations

Hilliard Lyons Classics February 21, 2015 8 PM

Brown Theatre

Jorge Mester, conductor Julian Schwartz, cello

William SchumanNew England Triptych

Dmitri ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, op.107

Julian Schwarz, cello

Edward ElgarEnigma Variations, op. 36

Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”

Hilliard Lyons Classics Saturday, March 7, 2015 8 PM

Brown Theatre

Teddy Abrams, conductor

Jean Baptiste Lully Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

Djuro Zivkovich On the Guarding of the Heart

Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

François Couperin Unmeasured Preludes

Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique”

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Friday, April 10, 2015 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Jorge Mester, conductor Robert Thies, piano

Hector Berlioz Le carnaval romain

Serge Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26

Robert Thies, piano

Piotr Ilyich TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 (Pathétique)

Beethoven’s Fifth

Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:30 AM

Hilliard Lyons Classics Saturday, April 25, 2015 8 PM

Whitney Hall

Teddy Abrams, conductor Time for Three, guest artists

John Williams The Cowboys Overture

TBDTime for Three, guest artists

Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

Feb 112014

Michael Feinstein
If songs from the last century that are featured in what is euphemistically called The Great American Songwriter, i.e., material from Sinatra and Crosby, Sondheim to Gershwin, then grab your ticket for the Louisville Orchestra’s LG&E and Fifth Third Bank Pops! concert on February 15 featuring pianist and vocalist Michael Feinstein. A bit from his biography: “Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.” It’s been three years since Feinstein was in town, so fans will be eager to get the best seats. He’s still promoting The Sinatra Project, Vol. 2, so expect a might more from ole Blue Eyes. In Whitney Hall. Tickets start at $26.

Here’s “Someone To Watch Over Me” :


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Jan 272014

The Louisville Orchestra’s orKIDStra presentation for February 1 will is title “The Music Of Disney,” with music from “The Lion King,” “Beauty And The Beast,” “Mary Poppins” and more. The program will be at the Lyons Brown Theater on February 1 at 11 a.m., with Jason Seber conducting. Tickets are only $15.

Jan 212014

Ellis Hall
Singer Ellis Hall, “The Ambassador Of Soul,” has been in the business for four decades, including a stint with the Eighties group Tower Of Power, in which he was the lead singer and keyboardist. His association with Ray Charles began in 2001, when Charles signed him as the only other artist on Charles’ label, Crossover Records. Blessed with a five-octave range, he was inspired by Charles to create his “A Tribute To Ray Charles” following the star’s death in 2004. The Louisville Orchestra will present his “Tribute To Ray Charles,” featuring Charles’ hits, including “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hit the Road, Jack” and “Unchain My Heart,” as the January Pops program at Whitney Hall on January 25. Tickets start at $26.

Take a look at Hall’s promo reel:


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