Individual tickets for Louisville Orchestra Classics, Pops, Coffee, Family, and Neighborhood concerts will go on sale at 10AM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Single tickets can be purchased online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org or by calling The Kentucky Center box office at 502.584.7777.
Subscriptions to each of these series are also still available and offer the best pricing and great benefits. For more information on LO subscriptions, call the LO Patron Services at 502.587.8681 or visit LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
2018-19 Brown-Forman Classics Concerts
Selecting highlights from the 2018-2019 Classics Series proves difficult, as many of the concerts are unique, multi-layered, festival-like experiences for which Teddy Abrams has become known. The Classics Series opens on September 29 with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. Joining in the two-year international birthday party, Teddy Abrams conducts an all Bernstein program featuring the legend’s first symphony, “Jeremiah” along with songs from West Side Story, Candide and On the Town sung by “a chanteuse of the highest order,” Morgan James. Louisville Orchestra’s principal oboist, Alexander Vvedenskiy will take the spotlight on November 17 performing Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto in D Major. Revered conductor and composer Leonard Slatkin graces Whitney Hall stage to conduct Elgar’s Enigma Variations on January 12. The Festival of American Music starts on February 23, and this year Teddy collaborates with the Louisville Ballet in reimagining Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring along with the world premiere of The Way Forth, a folk opera by Rachel Grimes. The season comes to a close with Beethoven’s powerful Ninth Symphony on May 10 + 11.
All Classics concerts are on Saturdays at 8PM at The Kentucky Center and are sponsored by Brown-Forman. LO Concert Talks take place at 7PM before each concert and are hosted by Classical 90.5FM WUOL and one of the Louisville Orchestra’s extraordinary musicians.
Individual tickets will be available on August 1 at 10AM by calling The Kentucky Center box office at 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
Single Classics tickets*: $85 | $60 | $45 | $35 | $27
Full and partial subscription packages are still available by calling LO Patron Services at 502.587.8681or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
Classics package* (All 10): $645 | $465 | $335 | $245 | $220
Classics MINI package* (5 concerts A or B): $340 | $245 | $180 | $135 | $120
29 SEPT, 2018 | Bernstein at 100 (A)| Teddy Abrams, conductor | Morgan James, vocalist
Leonard Bernstein is a legend of American music. Composer, conductor, pianist and educator, Bernstein captivated and energized a generation of music lovers. Sponsored by Mr. + Mrs David Jones Sr.
27 OCT, 2018 | Mozart Requiem (B) | Teddy Abrams, conductor
Paired with selections of Monteverdi’s Vespers, this concert offers two works of brilliance and sublime mastery of the human voice together with orchestra.
17 NOV, 2018 | Oboe Concerto (A)| Ken-David Masur, conductor | Alexander Vvedenskiy, oboe
Ken-David Masur, the next generation of the talented Masur family, is making his mark as a bold and fearless conductor whose performances with the Boston Symphony are thrilling audiences. He makes his LO debut conducting our own principal oboist as soloist.
12 JAN, 2019 | Slatkin Conducts Elgar (B) | Leonard Slatkin, conductor
A life-ling champion of American music and one of the most celebrated conductors of our time, Leonard Slatkin returns to Louisville with a program of American Music paired with Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
26 JAN, 2019 | Art + Music (A)| Teddy Abrams, conductor | Artwork from artists of KyCAD
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was written as a reaction to pieces of visual art. We asked visual artists to create with music as their inspiration. We promise a multi-sensory arts experience as we collaborate with artists at KyCAD (Kentucky Center of Art and Design).
23 FEB, 2019 | Festival of American Music 1: Kentucky Spring (B) | Teddy Abrams, conductor | Rachel Grimes, composer | Andrea Schermoly, choreographer | Dancers of the Louisville Ballet
The Louisville Ballet brings choreographer Andrea Schermoly to reimagine Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring (originally choreographed by Martha Graham). Plus the world premiere of The Way Forth, a folk opera and film which chronicles three centuries of Kentucky women’s voices by Louisville native Rachel Grimes.
9 MAR, 2019 | Festival of American Music 2: The Jazz Influence (A)| Teddy Abrams, conductor | Johannes Dickbauer, violin | Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Fusing modern classical and jazz, Johannes Dickbauer has been creating heat in Vienna and throughout Europe. This LO commission will create a new vehicle for this violinist-composer that’s on the burning edge of composition.
30 MAR, 2019 | Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 (B) | Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor | Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Conductor, Francesco Lecce-Chong makes his LO debut leading the LO in Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony. Elegant, insightful, and brilliant, von Oeyen brings his captivating interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.
27 APR, 2019 | Teddy Talks Brahms (A)| Teddy Abrams, conductor
In the second of his single work programs, Teddy Abrams deconstructs and explores the Fourth (and final) symphony by Brahms.
11 MAY, 2019 | Beethoven’s Ninth (B) | Teddy Abrams, conductor
Experience one of Beethoven’s greatest works and one of the supreme achievements in the history of Western music.
2018-2019 HILLIARD LYONS COFFEE CONCERTS
Enjoy the LO performing musical favorites paired with complimentary Heine Brothers’ coffee. Sponsored by Hilliard Lyons, these Friday matinee (11AM) concerts offer 90-minutes of the best symphonic music with no intermission. LO Concert Talks start at 10AM in Whitney Hall and are hosted by WUOL and one of the Louisville Orchestra’s extraordinary musicians.
Individual tickets for the Coffee concerts are available by calling The Kentucky Center box office at 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
Single Coffee tickets*: $50 | $37 | $32 | $25 | $20
Subscription packages are available by calling the LO Patron Services at 502.587.8681 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
Coffee package* (ALL 7): $285 | $208 | $180 | $138 | $117
26 OCT, 2018 | Mozart Requiem| Teddy Abrams, conductor
16 NOV, 2018 | Oboe Concerto | Ken-David Masur, conductor | Alexander Vvedenskiy, oboe
25 JAN, 2019 | Art + Music | Teddy Abrams, conductor | Artwork from students of KyCAD
8 MAR, 2019 | Festival of American Music 2: The Jazz Influence | Teddy Abrams, conductor | Johannes Dickbauer, violin | Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
29 MAR, 2019 | Tchaikovsky Concerto #1 | Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor | Andrew von Oeyen, piano
26 APR, 2019 | Teddy Talks Brahms | Teddy Abrams
10 MAY, 2019 | Beethoven’s Ninth | Teddy Abrams, conductor
2018-2019 LO POPS CONCERTS – YOUR NIGHT OUT
The LO POPS Season opens on September 15 when Principal Pops Conductor, Bob Bernhardt leads the LO in his favorite film scores by his favorite composer, John Williams. In February, The Midtown Men return to Louisville for a Valentine weekend flashback. Bernhardt will end the POPS Series with Love, Lust + Rock ‘N’ Roll featuring the sublime and sultry songstress, Storm Large.
Single POPS tickets are available by calling The Kentucky Center box office at 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
Single POPS tickets*: $85 |$65 |$50 | $40 | $27
POPS Subscriptions are still available by calling the LO Patron Services at 502.587.8681 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
POPS package* (ALL 6): $389 |$341 |$263 | $197 | $137
(All concerts start at 8PM and will take place at the Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall and will be conducted by Principal Pops Conductor, Bob Bernhardt unless noted.)
15 SEPT, 2018 | Film Favorites: Music of John Williams | Tickets + Info
From Star Wars, Jaws, and Superman to Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter, the music of John Williams guarantees a great night at the Pops. Sponsored by Joe + Winona Shiprek (Not performed with the films, just a spectacular evening of John Williams’ finest movie scores.)
10 NOV, 2018 | Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago | Tickets + Info
Brass Transit goes far beyond just imitating the songs of Chicago, they embody the music of hits like “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and “25 or 6 to 4.” Sponsored by Lunsford Capital.
24 NOV, 2018 | Home for the Holidays
The tradition continues with Bob Bernhardt leading the Louisville Orchestra in Yuletide favorites!
16 FEB, 2019 | The Midtown Men
The original cast of the Broadway smash hit, Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men bring you the sixties hits with a crisp Rat-Pack inspiration for a perfect Valentine treat.
23 MAR, 2019 | The Music of Queen | Brent Havens, conductor | Brody Dolyniuk, vocals
Brent Havens takes the podium to present a Windborne program scored to share the experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk delivers “a virtual carbon copy of (Freddie) Mercury in the vocal department.” Sponsored by Don + Ann Kohler.
20 APR, 2019 | Storm Large: Love, Lust + Rock ‘n’ Roll | Storm Large
Join the sensational and sultry Storm Large on a pulse-racing tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll hits of romance and passion.
2018-2019 FAMILY CONCERTS – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Orchestrate a musical adventure for the entire family with Bob Bernhardt and YOUR Louisville Orchestra. These concerts are designed to delight young music lovers and the “young at heart.” Pre-concert activities begin at 10AM and the concerts start at 11AM. $15* General admission tickets are available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
Subscriptions are still available by calling 502.587.8681 or online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
Family package* (ALL 3): Adult = $41 Child = $26
24 OCT 2018 | Halloween Spooktacular | Brown Theatre | Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Bring your little ghouls and princesses to share music that will be a sure TREAT!
24 NOV 2018 | Home for the Holidays | The Kentucky Center | Bob Bernhardt, conductor
A one-hour version of the Pops concert filled with holiday favorites!
16 MAR 2019 | Carnival of the Animals | Brown Theatre | Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Louisville Orchestra performs a favorite of children around the world. Carnival of the Animals is a witty and fun exploration of musical animals and characters written by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). Performed with a narrator, the work features the witty verse of humorist/poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS
The Music Without Borders concerts are an ideal way to meet your community. The LO brings short, thematic concerts to venues throughout the city – bringing the music to YOUR neighborhood. Music Without Borders tickets are $20* in advance and $25 at the door(s) and are available by calling 502.584.7777 or visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org. Concerts at the Ogle Center are available by calling 812.941.2526 or visiting LouisviIleOrchestra.org.
This concert features Kentucky-based string players who are top talents. Teddy Abrams, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin | Rob Simonds, violin | Anne Richardson, cello
11 OCT, 2018 | 7:30PM | Adath Jeshurun | 2401 Woodbourne Ave.
12 OCT, 2018 | 7:30PM | Location TBA
13 OCT, 2018 | 7:30PM | Ogle Center at IUS | 4201 Grant Line Rd.
1812 Overture – Enjoy the music of Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) as we perform three beloved works by this popular composer. Teddy Abrams, conductor
17 JAN, 2019 | 7:30PM | Adath Jeshurun | 2401 Woodbourne Ave.
18 JAN, 2019 | 7:30PM | St. Francis in the Fields | 6701 Wolf Pen Branch Rd.
19 JAN, 2019 | 7:30PM | Ogle Center at IUS | 4201 Grant Line Rd.
An Evening in Italy
Spend an evening with some of the most recognizable and delightful music of favorite Italian composers as LO Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz is both soloist and conductor for this delicious program. Gabriel Lefkowitz, conductor + violin
28 FEB, 2019 | 7:30PM | The Temple | 5101 US Hwy 42 (Sponsored by Dr. + Mrs. Richard Wolf)
1 MAR, 2019 | 7:30PM | St. Francis in the Fields | 6701 Wolf Pen Branch Rd.
2 MAR, 2019 | 7:30PM | Ogle Center at IUS | 4201 Grant Line Rd.
Teddy and the LO perform a concert of great overtures! Teddy Abrams, conductor
11 APR, 2019 | 7:30PM | The Temple | 5101 US Hwy 42 (Sponsored by Dr. + Mrs. Richard Wolf)
12 APR, 2019 | 7:30PM | The Jeffersonian | 10617 Taylorsville Rd.
14 APR, 2019 | 7:30PM | Ogle Center at IUS | 4201 Grant Line Rd.
OTHER EXCITING ORCHESTRA EVENTS
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ – In Concert on sale now – Rescheduled, and still on sale!
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. This performance is made possible by the generosity of Harshaw Trane. Tickets are now available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
$95 | $75 | $55 | $35 (plus tax*)
SAT 3 NOV, 2018 | 7:30PM
SUN 4 NOV, 2018 | 3PM
Dr. Kent Hatteberg leads the LO, the Louisville Chamber Choir and four talented soloists in the Christmas tradition of Handel’s Messiah in several churches in the community. General admission tickets are $35* in advance ($40 at the door) and available by calling 502.584.7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
THU 29 NOV, 2018 | 7:30PM | Cathedral of the Assumption | 433 South Fifth St.
FRI 30 NOV, 2018 | 7:30PM | Harvey Brown Presbyterian | 311 Browns Ln.
SAT 1 DEC, 2018 | 7:30PM | St. Francis in the Fields | 6701 Wolf Pen Branch Rd.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 15!)
Experience the thrilling music of John Williams performed live with a showing of the full-length epic film on the big screen. This performance is made possible by the generosity of Harshaw Trane. INFO
SAT 2 FEB, 2019 | 7:30PM
SUN 3 FEB, 2019 | 3PM
*In April, the Kentucky legislature approved House Bill 487, which extends the state’s 6% sales tax to a variety of services. As a result, many nonprofits statewide will have to add an extra 6% for admission prices to cultural and athletic events. The change comes from a recent state Supreme Court ruling that says the Kentucky Constitution does not exempt nonprofits from state sales and use taxes.
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