Performance Preview: Louisville Ballet: Swan Lake – November 11-14

Louisville Ballet returns to the historic Brown Theatre for an exhilarating update to the timeless classic, Swan Lake. The inaugural production of the 70th Anniversary season, Swan Lake has been reimagined again from Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran’s original premiere in 2016.

Curran collaborates with Louisville-based media artists, Ryan Daly and Garrett Crabtree, laser scenic designers, and Tiffany Woodard, costume designer, to create a unique interpretation of this classic tale of love and betrayal.

(more…)

October Performance Preview: Louisville Orchestra Presents Music of Prohibition and Teddy Talks Schubert

The time if finally here for what is surely the most anticipated season in recent memory for the Louisville Orchestra. Like many Orchestras and entertainment groups around the world, the Louisville Orchestra also had to endure the grueling hiatus from performing for almost twenty months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are ready to get back on stage for their patrons, and the community. Once again, Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the majestic symphonic sounds by YOUR Louisville Orchestra musicians and conducted by Bob Bernhardt and Teddy Abrams, and everyone is ready for the season debut.

Audience is excited to offer previews of each performance this season to give you some background for each performance as well as insight into what ot expect and what to look for when you attend. Find more articles in Audience Magazine, our digital monthly magazine dedicated to the arts and entertainment in Louisville. CLICK HERE to subscribe for FREE.

We hope you enjoy the previews written by local arts aficionado, Julie Engelhardt.

(more…)

Master Magician Lance Burton Headlines Magic & The Wonder at Kentucky Center October 16

In this month’s Show Spotlight, we are excited to present an event that will entertain and mesmerize the audience with ‘can’t believe your eye’ antics.

 

The Magic & The Wonder is a Vegas-style magic show that will take place Saturday, October 16th at the Kentucky Center for the Performing arts. The show is headlined by world-famous (and Louisville-native) LANCE BURTON, and renowned performers Stewart MacDonald, Dinky Gowan, The Great Kaplan, and local magicians Patrick and Janice Miller and will be emceed by Bob Brizendine.

(more…)

Foxhollow Farm: This is the WHY

Life on the farm is one that is full of hard work and hopefully many fruitful rewards. That is certainly the case at Foxhollow Farm where you’ll find a hard work and innovation are daily occurrences. We hope you enjoy this look into a day at Foxhollow Farm and consider checking out their top quality beef and other products.

It’s barely 6am as the first tendrils of pink-tinged light break across dewey fields, illuminating spiderwebs suspended in the grass. The cattle wake, shaking out their legs to start their simple day of grazing the pastures. Birds have just responded to warmth as the sun begins to peek into the stagnant garden, patiently waiting for the warmth of spring. The calico barn cat stretches. The trees are heavy with overnight precipitation and slow, joyful anticipation of the dawn.

(more…)

The Paul Thorn Band Kicks Off the Return of Live Music at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall August 27

When the pandemic shut down stages around the world, entertainers and audiences alike were left searching for ways to fill their entertainment needs. Livestreams and other creative collaborations were plentiful and fantastic, but they didn’t quite replace the feeling you get at a live performance: The bass in your belly. The camaraderie of fellow fans.

The energy from the lights going down and hearing that first note, to the moments after the final encore when the lights come back on.

After a long and quiet year and a half, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall is ready to rock again with a lineup of bands and musicians that will bring audiences to their feet. The first performance will feature The Paul Thorn Band on Aug. 27. It is sure to be a show you won’t want to miss.

Audience Interview: Paul Thorn:

(more…)

Audience Interview: Teddy Abrams – Louisville Orchestra’s Music Director – Season Outlook

The Louisville Orchestra has been a staple in the arts community since Robert Whitney founded the company in 1937, when Charles Farnsley served as mayor of Louisville. Farnsley led the orchestra as its music director for 30 years, until 1967, and then turned the reins over to Jorge Mester from 1967 to 1979. Farnsley returned in 2006 until 2014, after several other talented music directors came and went.

In 2014, the company introduced the current music director, Teddy Abrams who brought new and exciting energy to LO and the city of Louisville. He is an inspiration to many, a thought leader for the arts community as a whole, and the city is lucky to have him. We are excited to celebrate his work as he embarks on his fifth season with the Louisville Orchestra, and one that is likely to be the most anticipated ever. 

Audience Magazine publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with Abrams to learn more about his background, his interest in music and the community, and what he is excited about for the upcoming season.

Teddy Abrams Interview – Part 1

 

Teddy Abrams Interview – Part 2

 

(more…)