Louisville Orchestra releases schedule for 2016-17 season - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville Orchestra releases schedule for 2016-17 season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Orchestra announced the schedule for its 2016-17 season Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the schedule will include, "commissions, premieres, grandly scaled productions, favorite masterworks, cross-genre collaborations, and more."

"Highlights include a season-opening account of Mahler's mighty "Resurrection" Symphony; concerto collaborations with such eminent artists as Yo-Yo Ma and Augustin Hadelich; a celebration of "Shakespeare in Music" to accompany Louisville's upcoming First Folio exhibition; the Louisville premiere of a new commission from Lev Zhurbin; and the world premiere of [Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy] Abrams' own new composition, Muhammad Ali Portrait, part of a two-program Festival of American Music that will also feature guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas," the news release states. 

The schedule is listed below:

Louisville Orchestra: 2016-17 Season
Calendar Order

Except where noted, all concerts take place at Whitney Hall at Kentucky Center for the Arts under the leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams.

Sep 17 :: Pops Series
"ELLA AND LOUIS: ALL THAT JAZZ"
Marva Hicks, vocalist
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Oct 1 :: LO Family Series
"HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR"
Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Brown Theatre

Oct 8 :: Classics Series
"MAHLER SECOND"
MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”)
Celena Shafer, soprano 
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano (LO debut)
Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster

Oct 21, 22 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"ALL DVORÁK"
DVORÁK: Slavonic Dances (Nos. 1, 7, 8)
DVORÁK: Cello Concerto (with Amit Peled, cello)
DVORÁK: Symphony No. 7
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Oct 30 :: LO WOW! Special event
Concert with Yo-Yo Ma
ELGAR: Cello Concerto

Nov 5 :: Pops Series
"STAR WARS & MORE: MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS"
Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Nov 18, 19 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"SHAKESPEARE IN MUSIC"
DEBUSSY: Le roi Lear, mvmt 1

ABRAHAMSEN: Let Me Tell You
PROKOFIEV: Selected excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

Nov 26 :: LO Family Series
"HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS with CIRQUE MUSICA"
Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Nov 26 :: Pops Series
"CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR"
Bob Bernhardt, conductor
featuring the aerialists and acrobats of Cirque Musica

Dec 1, 2, 3 :: Neighborhood
"HANDEL’S MESSIAH"
Kent Hatteberg, conductor

University of Louisville Chamber Choir
TBA, soloists
TBA, locations

Jan 7, 2017 :: Pops Series
"MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE"
Brent Havens, conductor

Jan 13, 14 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"BRAHMS SECOND"
DEBUSSY: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante (with soloists from the Louisville Orchestra)
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor

Jan 21 :: LO Family Series
"CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS"
Brown Theatre

Jan 27, 28 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"RACHMANINOFF THIRD"
ZHURBIN: New commission (Louisville premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 (with Andrew Tyson, piano)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11 (“The Year 1905”)

Feb 4 :: Pops Series
AMERICA
Bob Bernhardt, conductor
starring Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell

Feb 25 :: Classics Series
"CLASSIC FILM & MUSIC"
DEBUSSY:  Jeux  
Work TBA

March 10, 11 :: Coffee and Classics Series
Works TBA

Mar 18 :: LO Family Series
"HEROES AND VILLAINS"
TBA, conductor
Brown Theatre

March 25 :: Pops Series
"TIME FOR THREE"

March 31, April 1 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"WALTON & BRITTEN"
MUHLY: So To Speak (after Thomas Tallis)
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto (with Augustin Hadelich, violin)
WALTON: Selections from Façade 1 and 2

April 15 :: Classics Series
"Festival of American Music 1: MAVERICKS"
Program TBA
Michael Tilson Thomas, guest conductor

April 28, 29 :: Coffee and Classics Series
"Festival of American Music 2: All Concertos"
NORMAN: Split (with Andrew Hsu, piano)
ABRAMS: Muhammad Ali Portrait (world premiere)
ARR. ABRAMS: Louisville Concerto II (world premiere) (with Harry Pickens, piano; other soloists TBA)

All dates, programs, and artists are subject to change.

Tickets

Subscription packages for a variety of concert series’ are currently available. Subscriptions are surprisingly affordable and offer discounts, exchange privileges and other benefits to ticket-buyers. Information is available through LO customer service representatives during regular business hours at 502.587.8681. Online information at www.LouisvilleOrchestra.org.

Special event tickets to the Yo-Yo Ma concert will be available to subscribers (Classics, Coffee Pops series) only starting on May 9 at 9 AM. Any available tickets will be released for single sales on September 15. These tickets will be available ONLY through the Louisville Orchestra ticket office at 502.587.8681 or by mail order (Louisville Orchestra Ticket Office, 323 W. Broadway, Suite 700, Louisville KY 40202). Gala tickets $400; Box seats $150; $95, $75, $50.

Single tickets to individual events are available starting August 1 at 9 AM.

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