The Louisville Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Teddy Abrams, presents a free concert on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. at the Iroquois Amphitheater (near the intersection of New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive).
The program, sponsored by Brown-Forman and LG&E, is for the entire family, Teddy leads the LO in a wide variety of music including classical (Symphony No. 9 by Antonín Dvořák), bluegrass (Pando by Jeremy Kittel), traditional (Amazing Grace), and film (Star Wars by John Williams). The concert closes with the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and no tickets are required. Parking is free. Come early! There is potential that this performance will reach capacity.
For the first time, the LO plays Strum by Jesse Montgomery, a New York-based violinist and composer. Affiliated with the Sphinx Organization, a group that supports the accomplishments of young African-American, Latino, and minority string players, Ms. Montgomery has been Composer-in-Residence with Sphinx Virtuosi since 2012. Strum is written for a strings-only ensemble. The work shows off the textures and drama available to the largest section of an orchestra – the string family of instruments.
Music by Antonin Dvořák, John Williams and Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Stepping into the spotlight for solo performances will be LO musician Julia Noone and local favorite Ben Sollee. An accomplished classical violinist, Ms. Noone is also a fierce and fiery fiddle player. She is featured on Jeremy Kittel’s Pando. Mr. Sollee, cello and vocals, performs his own original works with LO.
Discounted season packages are still available for the Louisville Orchestra’s many concert series. The Signature Classics, Pops, and Coffee Concerts are all presented at the Kentucky Center with the LO performing unique and adventurous programs to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences. The affordable Family Series is designed to delight young music lovers from age 4 to 12 years but all ages are warmly welcomed. The Music Without Borders at IUS concerts offer four performances in Southern Indiana for just $65. These packages may be ordered online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org or by phone at 502.587.8681.
Tickets to individual concerts are now available for these and many other performances by the LO through the Kentucky Center. Prices start at $20. Purchase online at KentuckyCenter.org/Louisville-Orchestra, by phone at 502.584.7777, or in person at the drive-thru window or main lobby ticket offices. Handling charges may apply.