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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…


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Next installment of Harry Potter Film Concert Series to perform in LouisvilleKY in November

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Louisville Orchestra performing music from the film Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at KentuckyCenter.org (June 26, 2017 – Louisville, KY)… The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Kentucky Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, the Louisville Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor announces contest for free tickets to historic performance

Citizens urged to share life-changing experiences with music ahead of Michael Tilson Thomas concert on Saturday Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a contest to celebrate the Louisville Orchestra’s historic performance this week with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Tilson Thomas, also known as MTT, is the celebrated music director of the San Francisco Symphony. He will be among the most prominent guest conductors for the Louisville Orchestra since a mid-century visit by Shostakovich and Stravinsky, according to Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams. More about the concert, including ticket information, can be found at https://louisvilleorchestra.org. As part…


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LouisvilleKY’s big fireworks show goes local

Louisville, KY.  – 80 days and counting to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The Festival announced the theme of this year’s show and named the event’s sponsors at their headquarters this morning. This year’s theme – “Thunder: Local & Original” – is a nod to the show’s Louisville heritage. The theme will also help direct the fireworks soundtrack which will feature the music of Louisville and Kentuckiana natives.   “Going on the 28th year for the event, Thunder is a true Louisville original,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We couldn’t think…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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LouisvilleKY to honor David Bowie with Louisville Orchestra Concert

The Music of David Bowie A tribute to a musical legend Louisville KY (December 1, 2016)… The life and music of iconic rock star, the late David Bowie, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8pm at the Kentucky Center. The Louisville Orchestra will perform hits from his 40 plus years of diverse music making for what would have been his 70th birthday and the first year anniversary of the rock stars death. The Music of David Bowie, with lead singer Tony Vincent and conductor, Brent Havens takes you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic…


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Teddy Abrams is staying in LouisvilleKY

Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams – Youngest Music Director of a Major American Orchestra – Renews Three-Year Contract Louisville, KY (December 5, 2016) …The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Teddy Abrams – the “energetic young maestro” (New York Times) who at just 29 is the youngest Music Director of a major American orchestra – has renewed his contract for a further three years. Each season through 2019-20 he will not only conduct the orchestra for a full twelve weeks, but also undertake an additional six weeks of community engagement and administration – more than is offered by any other…


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LouisvilleKy’s celebrates local films and filmmakers next month

Flyover Film Festival Lands in Louisville July 24 – 29, 2016 The Louisville Film Society launches its 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival July 24 – 29 celebrating Kentucky and our rich heritage in filmmaking, past and present. Two documentaries that honor favorite native sons Wendell Berry (The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry) and Harry Caudill (Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage) open the five day event followed by Bear With Us starring Louisvillian and Walden Theatre alum Collin Smith, a Throw-Back-Thursday 35th Anniversary outdoor screening of Stripes, filmed here in Kentucky, and a mixed media finale on the Belvedere, Sound…


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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Some Justice, Some Horseflesh and Something’s a Thunder

The Derby horse are here early this year, and so is the media throng. For my interview with Jennie Rees for the Rusty Satellite Show this week, I went with photographer Bill Brymer to Churchill Downs’ backside, and recommend it highly. This is before all the tents, all the media, all the hangers-on, so it was just me and Bill hanging with the horses, their connections and people who know the game. Bill got the shot above of Derby contender Mohaymen, who was the story of the day. We watched Jennie interview a Japanese trainer, who has Lani in the…