Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Nov 11 - Mayor's Music and Art Series - Sasha Renee

About Sasha Renee:
Sasha Renee formerly known as “YP” and “Young Pebbles” is a female rapper/singer and songwriter out of Louisville, KY. Under the management of Double A Entertainment, Sasha released two underground mixtapes. The first “A Proper Introduction” hosted by DJ Genius in 2011 and the most recent “Yearned Presence” mixtape also hosted by DJ Genius in Late 2012. Both mixtapes were released on livemixtapes.com, resulting in support from many hip-hop blogs nationally and internationally. In 2013 Sasha Renee was nominated for a KYMP KAMP award for #1 Female Hip-Hop Artist. In June 2014, Sasha signed to independent record label Soul to Soul Records, where she released her "Lost Love" single and was again nominated for a KYMP KAMP award. In 2015 Sasha launched her free weekly soul based open mic "The Vibe" at The Cure Lounge in Louisville. Shortly after she started her black culture based music blog The Melanin. Sasha Renee is now an independent artist who has a strong fan base in her hometown of Louisville, KY with a rapidly growing fan base online.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct 26 & 27 - Louisville Orchestra Mozart's Requiem

Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra Present


The Brilliant Final Work of W.A. Mozart Is Paired With Vespers of 1610 Concerts of Choral Masterworks on 26 & 27 OCT at The Kentucky Center

Louisville, KY (02 OCT 2018)… In “Mozart Requiem” (26 & 27 Oct 2018), Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra look forward to pairing two very different masterpieces of the sacred choral repertoire. Juxtaposing traditional Gregorian chant with the richest, most up-to-date sonorities in a revolutionary synthesis of old and new, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (“Vespers of the Blessed Virgin”) was unprecedented in the grandeur of its scale and exhilarating opulence of its sound. Written more than 175 years later, W.A. Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor was left incomplete at his death, inspiring some of the speculation that fueled the movie Amadeus. Yet behind all the rumor and mythology lie some of the composer’s most dramatic, gripping, and poignant music. Together, these two monumental works provide a compellingly intensive introduction to the genre.
Performed on Friday 26 OCT 2018 at 11AM as part of the “Hilliard Lyons Coffee Series” and Saturday 27 OCT 2018 at 8PM as part of the “Brown Forman Classics Series,” the concerts will be held at the Kentucky Center. Coffee Series concerts offer lower prices and a shorter concert with no intermission (sections from the Vespers of 1610 will be abbreviated) in addition, audience members enjoy coffee service before the concert provided by Heine Brothers. Additional support for these concerts has been provided by an anonymous donor, and by Jean M. and Kenneth S. Johnson in memory of Mary, Ed, and Patricia Macior.
Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling 502.584.7777 or visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org   
James Recktenwald
LO Concert Talks preview each performance and are led by Classical 90.5 WUOL-FM program host Daniel Gilliam. At 10AM on Friday and at 6:45PM on Saturday, LO Assistant Principal Trumpet, James Recktenwald, will be the featured guest. The LO Concert Talks are free to ticket-holders and held in Whitney Hall at the KCA.
Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster, leads the Louisville Chamber Choir and the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale in these performances. The elite Chamber Choir is comprised of 28 musicians drawn from the Louisville Metropolitan Area and is dedicated to the highest levels of ensemble performances. They will be featured in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. 
The combined choirs are joined by soloists for Mozart’s Requiem: soprano Jessica Rivera, alto Kendall Gladen, tenor Jesse Donner, and bass Evan Boyer. Each, acclaimed for opera and orchestral work, are extraordinary singers in their own right.  
From L-R: Jessica Ricera, Kendall Gladen, Jesse Donner ,+ Evan Boyer


Mozart Requiem

FRI 26 OCT 2018 | 11AM (no intermission)
SAT 27 OCT 2018 | 8PM
The Kentucky Center
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) | Vespers of 1610
(“Vespers of the Blessed Virgin”)
W.A. MOZART (1756-1791) | Requiem in D Minor


Oboe Concerto – Suggested by An American Soldier || 16-17 NOV 018 || Ken-David Masur, conductor
Slatkin Conducts Elgar || 12 JAN 2019 || Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Art + Music || 25-26 JAN 2019 || Teddy Abrams, conductor || Visual artists from KyCAD
Kentucky Spring || 23 FEB 2019 || Teddy Abrams, conductor || Dancers of the Louisville Ballet
The Jazz Influence || 08-09 MAR 2019 || Teddy Abrams, conductor
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 || 29-30 MAR 2019 || Frances Lecce-Chong, conductor || Andrew Von Oeyen, piano
Teddy Talks Brahms || 26-27 APR 2019 || Teddy Abrams, conductor
Beethoven’s Ninth || 10-11 MAY 2019 || Teddy Abrams, conductor

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Oct 21 - The Louisville Chorus Season Opening Concert

Daniel Spurlock, Music Director
80th SEASON Opening Concert

Mozart Missa Brevis in G, K49
Tribute to Bernstein
Additional sacred settings

Joined by
Floyd Central High School A Cappella Choir
   Angela Hampton, Director
Organist Timothy Baker

Sunday, October 21, 2018—3 PM
St Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave • Louisville, KY  40204

$23 Gen, $20 Sr, $5 Stu

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Oct 20 - Louisville Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

SAT 20 OCT at 11AM :: BROWN THEATRE :: Orchestrate a family adventure with fun and familiar music selected to delight young music lovers from ages 4 to 12 years. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume and be part of our costume parade across the Brown Theatre stage.
BOB BERNHARDT, conductor
JOHN WILLIAMS: “Imperial March” from Star Wars
BADELT/RICKETTS:  Music from Pirates of the Caribbean
JOHN WILLIAMS:  Main Title music from Jaws
EDVARD GRIEG:  “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
JOHN WILLIAMS: “Nimbus 2000” and “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
POWELL (arr. Laughlin):  How to Train Your Dragon
CHARLES GOUNOD: Funeral March of a Marionette — Costume Parade
JOHN WILLIAMS: “Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nov 11 - Pianist Nada and The New Albany Community Orchestra at The KY Center

Pianist Nada and The New Albany Community Orchestra

Sunday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Center

501 W. Main St., Louisville 40202

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Proceeds benefit the New Albany Community Orchestra

Pianist Nada believes in the importance of making music available to everyone in the community, regardless of social or financial status. As such, she will be performing in what promises to be a heartwarming concert along with the New Albany Community Orchestra.

Founded on the premise that everyone should be able to participate, the New Albany Community Orchestra attracts players of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professional musicians.

Instruments and lessons are provided for those that cannot afford them, and music is simplified to make sure it lies within the ability of each player.

In this program of popular classics, the orchestra shows what is possible when all are given equal opportunity and encouragement.

The orchestra is joined in the second act by Nada in a performance of Mozart's well-loved Piano Concerto no. 21 (Elvira Madigan).

Special Offer! The Kentucky Center is the official ticket service for this event. Use promotion code EARLYBIRD55 online, by phone at (502) 584-7777, and at our Drive-Thru (M-F, 11am - 6 pm).

Promotion expires 10.28.2018. Promotional discount cannot be applied to tickets already purchased for this event nor combined with any other offer.

Pianist Nada Loufti
Originally from Beirut and now a U.S. citizen, Pianist Nada entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of seventeen and was the first woman from the Middle East to win First Prize in Piano. Nada’s core repertoire ranges from Mozart to Prokofiev, and in the past few years she has focused her attention on the solo and concert works of Johannes Brahms.