Louisville Orchestra http://wfpl.org en Louisville Orchestra Closes Season With a Rousing Ode to Joy http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-orchestra-closes-season-rousing-ode-joy <p>The Louisville Orchestra opened its final 2013-14 classics production in the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall this morning with a double-header of Beethoven, Symphonies No. 1 and the dramatic No. 9. His first symphony, which premiered in Vienna in 1800, heralded an emerging and influential talent in the generation following and building upon the work of his mentor Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Nearly a quarter of a century later, Beethoven premiered his Ninth Symphony in Berlin (1824), a work now widely recognized as one of the greatest works in the classical canon. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:11:15 +0000 Erin Keane 9114 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Orchestra Closes Season With a Rousing Ode to Joy Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole http://wfpl.org/post/byline-fbi-looks-metro-govt-legislature-mulls-felon-voting-rights-corvette-museum-sinkhole <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:10 +0000 Laura Ellis 8670 at http://wfpl.org Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole New Louisville Orchestra Music Director To Open Next Season With Own Work http://wfpl.org/post/new-louisville-orchestra-music-director-open-next-season-own-work-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Orchestra has announced its next season of classics programming, which opens Sept. 6 with m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">usic director designate Teddy Abrams conducting Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major and a new composition, yet to be written, by Abrams himself.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8655 at http://wfpl.org New Louisville Orchestra Music Director To Open Next Season With Own Work Jason Alexander, Matthew Morrison Headline Upcoming Louisville Orchestra Pops Shows http://wfpl.org/post/jason-alexander-matthew-morrison-headline-upcoming-louisville-orchestra-pops-shows <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people know Jason Alexander best as Jerry Seinfeld’s sidekick George </span>Costanza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the award-winning NBC sitcom "Seinfeld."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Alexander got his start on stage, and even won a Tony Award for his role in "Jerome Robbins’ Broadway."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After "Seinfeld," he went back to musicals and Broadway tunes. He opens the Boston Pops’ upcoming summer season with the program of song, dance and (of course) comedy that he’ll bring to the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall on September 27. That concert will open the Louisville Orchestra's 2014-15 Pops season, a slate of six shows that feature several heavy-hitting alumni of the Great White Way.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:06:54 +0000 Erin Keane 8402 at http://wfpl.org Jason Alexander, Matthew Morrison Headline Upcoming Louisville Orchestra Pops Shows WUOL's Daniel Gilliam Discusses 'Music Makes a City' Documentary on the Louisville Orchestra http://wfpl.org/post/wuols-daniel-gilliam-discusses-music-makes-city-documentary-louisville-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a class="c0" href="http://www.musicmakesacity.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Music Makes a City</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a documentary produced by Owsley Brown III and Jerome Hiler.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Daniel Gilliam 8337 at http://wfpl.org WUOL's Daniel Gilliam Discusses 'Music Makes a City' Documentary on the Louisville Orchestra Louisville Orchestra Names Teddy Abrams Music Director http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-orchestra-names-teddy-abrams-music-director <p>The Louisville Orchestra has named a new music director. <a href="http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/teddy-abrams/">Teddy Abrams</a>, currently the assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony, becomes the orchestra's "music director designate" today and will step into the music director role next September, when Jorge Mester transitions to an emeritus role.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:12:03 +0000 Erin Keane & Daniel Gilliam 7348 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Orchestra Names Teddy Abrams Music Director Former Louisville Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Leighton Smith Dies in Colorado http://wfpl.org/post/former-louisville-orchestra-music-director-lawrence-leighton-smith-dies-colorado <p>Lawrence Leighton Smith, who served as music director of the Louisville Orchestra 1983-1994, died Friday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 77 years old. Smith died of complications of Binswanger's disease, a severe form of vascular dementia.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:24:54 +0000 Erin Keane 7345 at http://wfpl.org Former Louisville Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Leighton Smith Dies in Colorado Gershwin Expert Kevin Cole Plays with Louisville Orchestra on 'Rhapsody in Blue' http://wfpl.org/post/gershwin-expert-kevin-cole-plays-louisville-orchestra-rhapsody-blue <p><em>"Chapter One. He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion. No, make that, he-he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yeah. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white, and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin."&nbsp;</em>– Woody Allen, "Manhattan" (1979)</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:36:11 +0000 Erin Keane 7318 at http://wfpl.org Gershwin Expert Kevin Cole Plays with Louisville Orchestra on 'Rhapsody in Blue' 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 Violin Star Midori Plays Brahms with Louisville Orchestra http://wfpl.org/post/violin-star-midori-plays-brahms-louisville-orchestra <p>When violinist&nbsp;Midori&nbsp;made her debut with the New York Philharmonic, she was only 11 years old, and in the 30-odd years since, she&#39;s developed an amazing career in international performance, musical outreach (her 21-year-old nonprofit&nbsp;Midori&nbsp;&amp; Friends brings music education to underserved kids in New York) and higher education as chair of University of&nbsp;Southern&nbsp;California&#39;s Thornton School of Music strings department.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7091 at http://wfpl.org Violin Star Midori Plays Brahms with Louisville Orchestra