orchestra http://wfpl.org en Gianandrea Noseda Conducts Israel Philharmonic in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/gianandrea-noseda-conducts-israel-philharmonic-louisville <p>The acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Guest principal conductor Gianandrea Noseda directs the acclaimed ensemble in an evening of French composers April 1 in Whitney Hall.</p><p>The program includes Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique," Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Fauré's "Pelléas&nbsp;et Mélisande" Suite.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:48:30 +0000 Erin Keane & Alan Brandt 8959 at http://wfpl.org Gianandrea Noseda Conducts Israel Philharmonic in Louisville Louisville Orchestra Names New Executive Director http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-orchestra-names-new-executive-director <p>The Louisville Orchestra has a new executive director. Andrew Kipe will step into the leadership position November 11. Kipe comes to Louisville from the Phoenix Symphony, where he was general manager.</p><p>The Phoenix Symphony didn&rsquo;t escape the woes that plagued&nbsp; many American orchestras during the Great Recession, and when he came to Arizona, Kipe faced some of the same industry-wide financial and labor issues that led the Louisville Orchestra to file chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010 and created a prolonged labor dispute that resulted in a canceled 2011-12 season.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:01:28 +0000 Erin Keane 7193 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Orchestra Names New Executive Director Idea Festival | Classical Music for the 97 Percent http://wfpl.org/post/idea-festival-classical-music-97-percent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people learn about classical music as kids, in piano lessons or choir, but drift away from it with time. </span><a href="http://www.salon97.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Salon 97 </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to making classical music accessible, inclusive and&mdash;most of all&mdash;<em>fun</em> to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">folks who might be ready to give it another try.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:06:33 +0000 Erin Keane 7025 at http://wfpl.org Idea Festival | Classical Music for the 97 Percent Lexington Philharmonic, Management Avoid Strike http://wfpl.org/post/lexington-philharmonic-management-avoid-strike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LEXINGTON -&nbsp;</span>A strike by The Lexington Philharmonic musicians has been averted, and the company’s season will open as scheduled tonight at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:23:40 +0000 Stu Johnson 6914 at http://wfpl.org Lexington Philharmonic, Management Avoid Strike Dueling Pianos: Two Orchestras, Home and Away http://wfpl.org/post/dueling-pianos-two-orchestras-home-and-away <p>Classical music fans have a packed weekend ahead -- the Louisville Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra are both playing the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall with acclaimed piano soloists.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:04:35 +0000 Erin Keane 4122 at http://wfpl.org Dueling Pianos: Two Orchestras, Home and Away Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Birman Steps Down http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-orchestra-ceo-robert-birman-steps-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Birman will leave his post at the end of this month. The orchestra announced his resignation Saturday morning.</span></p><p>“I leave on a high note,” says Birman. “I’m very proud of the players and my board and my staff. Everybody is pulling in one direction, and for that reason I thought this was an appropriate time to make this announcement.”</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:24:30 +0000 Erin Keane 3391 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Birman Steps Down The Rules of Conduct http://wfpl.org/post/rules-conduct <p>Today, All Things Considered asks an intriguing question. It's a scene we take for granted: the orchestra cues up and plays at the direction of the baton-wielding, tuxedoed conductor. But if orchestra musicians play with sheet music in front of them, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/11/27/165677915/do-orchestras-really-need-conductors">do they really need conductors</a>? Shankar Vedantam&nbsp;consults not art, but science--a study from the University of Maryland that tracked how orchestra players followed conductors:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:12:45 +0000 Erin Keane 2666 at http://wfpl.org The Rules of Conduct Bourbon Baroque Pays Tribute to the Races at Free Friday Concert http://wfpl.org/post/bourbon-baroque-pays-tribute-races-free-friday-concert <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">If you hear the church bells ringing at St. John&rsquo;s on East Market Street during Friday night&rsquo;s Trolley Hop, consider it your call to post. Thu, 03 May 2012 15:38:42 +0000 Erin Keane 123 at http://wfpl.org Bourbon Baroque Pays Tribute to the Races at Free Friday Concert