2022-2023 Louisville Orchestra Calendar: American Music Festival

The Louisville Orchestra has announced its 2022-23 season, which includes new works by composers from the recently launched Creator Cops, the eighth annual American Music Festival, and commissioned works by modern composers, including Grawemeyer Prize-winning composer Olga Neuwirth. 2021, and more. .

The 2023-2023 “Season of Creativity” also includes Music Director Teddy Abrams as pianist and conductor for Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fifth Piano Concert” in a program where he also conducts Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony”. Beethoven, as well as performances by Tessa, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Fellowship. Lark and a long-awaited return to the stage of Anton Bruckner’s memorable “Symphony No. 7” will engage classical music fans in Louisville, according to a press release announcing the new season.

The headliner of the Pops series is Grammy Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood star Kelli O’Hara. Pops principal bandleader Bob Bernhardt has scheduled a season packed with entertainment, including vintage movies with some of the best musical scores on display, including “Aretha: A Tribute,” and award-winning vocal group Three Texas Tenors. an Emmy Award, which amassed a huge fan base worldwide, according to the release.

“It’s going to be such a joy to be in the room together after the past two and a half years,” Bernhardt told the Courier Journal. from jugglers to comedians to acrobats… Of course, we only deal with music, but what I mean is that there is something for everyone and many people will find a lot to love in this new season.”

Bob Bernhardt, principal conductor of the Louisville Orchestra.

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The Louisville Orchestra plans to play more than 100 performances in five different concert series for the 2022-23 season. Season passes for each concert series are on sale now. Current subscribers get the first renewal right to keep their current seat or to have the first choice of seats available. The deadline for renewing subscriptions is June 1.

Full lineups, prices, and individual concert descriptions are available at LouisvilleOrchestra.org.

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Louisville Orchestra 2022-23 Season Schedule

Classic Series

Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. COST: Nine-concert packages starting at $207. Five-concert packages starting at $130.

OPENING NIGHT: Swing, Swagger & Sway

WHEN: Sep 17

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin

PIECES: Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D major; Sofia Gubaidulina: Concerto for symphony orchestra and jazz orchestra; Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements

Teddy speaks Schumann

WHEN: Oct. 15

CREDITS: teddy Abrams, conductor

PIECES: Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky’s 4th

WHEN: 19 Nov.

CREDITS: Ruth Reinhardt, conductor; Timo Andrés, piano

PIECES: Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain; Thomas Adés ADÉS: In seven days, op. 25; Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Fifths of Beethoven

WHEN: January 14, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor & piano

PIECES: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; “Emperor:” A world premiere piece commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra Creators Corps; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

The Golden Age in Paris and Vienna

WHEN: February 4, 2033

CREDITS: Alasdair Neale, conductor; Jon Gustely, horn

PIECES: Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1; Maurice Ravel: Ma Mère L’Oye, Mother Goose Suite; Maurice Ravels; Noble and sentimental waltzes; Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite

American Music Festival: Journeys of Faith

WHEN: March 4, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Louisville Chamber Choir

PIECES: A world premiere commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra Creators Corps, Olga Neuwirth: Masaot/Clocks Without Hands; Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish”

American Music Festival: Literary Influence

WHEN: March 11, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Sebastien Chang, piano

PIECES: Joel Thompson: To Awaken the Sleeper, a world premiere commissioned from the Louisville Orchestra Creators Corps; Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”

Rach and Bartok

WHEN: April 1, 2023

CREDITS: Christian Reif, conductor; Alexi Kenney, violin

PIECES: Isidora ŽebeljanL Hum away, Hum away, strings!; Bela Bartok; Violin Concerto No. 2; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

From silence to splendor

WHEN: May 13, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Dashon Burton, singer

PIECES: Christopher Cerrone: A Year of Silence, co-commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra; Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Pops Series

Days vary, 7:30 p.m., Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. COST: Six-concert packages from $156

Pops Opening Night with Kelli O’Hara

WHEN: Sep 23

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor; Kelli O’Hara, singer

Holiday Pops

WHEN: 26 Nov.

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Hollywood’s Golden Age

WHEN: January 28, 2023

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Aretha: A Tribute

WHEN: February 25, 2023

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor; Capathia Jenkins, singer

Decades: back to the 80s

WHEN: March 18, 2023

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor with special guests TBA

Texas Tenors

WHEN: April 7, 2023

CREDITS: Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Family Series

Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Programs focus on storytelling and music to entertain and educate children ages 4-12. COST: three concerts for $42 (adult) and $27 (child)

Philarmonia Fantastique: the making of the orchestra

WHAT: An animated elf presents the instruments of the orchestra in a concert film. Composed by Mason Bates.

WHEN: Nov. 12, 11 a.m.

story with music

WHEN: January 22 at 3 p.m., March 26 at 3 p.m.

Coffee Series

Fridays, 11 a.m., The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.; COST: Six-concert packages start at $108

Swing, swagger and swing

WHEN: Sep 16

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin

PIECES: Wynton Marsalis: Concerto in D major; Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements

Teddy speaks Schumann

WHEN: October 14

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor

PIECES: Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Fifths of Beethoven

WHEN: January 12, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor and piano

PIECES: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor:” Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

The Golden Age in Vienna

WHEN: February 3, 2023

CREDITS: Alasdair Neale, conductor; Jon Gustely, horn

PIECES: Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1; Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales • Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Festival of American Music 2: Literary Influences

WHEN: March 10, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Sebastien Chang, piano

PIECES: Joel Thompson: To Awaken The Sleeper, a co-commission of the Louisville Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”

From silence to splendor

WHEN: May 12, 2023

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor; Dashon Burton, baritone

PIECES: Christopher Cerrone: The Year of Silence, co-commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, world premiere; Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Nightlights at the Ogle

Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Paul W. Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, Indiana; COST: $90 for all four events

Teddy speaks Schumann

WHEN: October 14

CREDITS: Teddy Abrams, conductor

PIECES: Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky’s 4th

WHEN: 18 Nov.

CREDITS: Ruth Reinhardt, conductor; Timo Andrés, piano

PIECES: Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain; Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Handel’s Messiah

WHEN: 2 Dec. 2022

CREDITS: Kent Hatteberg, conductor and choir director; Louisville Chamber Choir

Rach and Bartok

WHEN: March 31, 2023

CREDITS: Christian Reif, conductor; Alexi Kenney, violin

PIECES: Bela Bartok; Violin Concerto No. 2; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Programs, dates, times and locations are subject to change.

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