Louisville Orchestra musicians to perform under new organization

Posted on: January 19, 2011

In Tuesday’s (1/18) Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), Elizabeth Kramer writes, “The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra have formed an organization to help ensure an orchestral future in the city and will hold a kick-off concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Ballard High School’s performing arts auditorium, 6000 Brownsboro Road. The organization, called Keep Louisville Symphonic, has tax-exempt status and will implement a fundraising initiative the musicians had proposed to the Louisville Orchestra last fall before it filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, said Kim Tichenor, chair of the Louisville Orchestra Musicians Committee. … The concert’s conductor will be Uriel Segal, who was the Louisville Orchestra’s music director from 1998 to 2004 and is now in his fifth year as principal guest conductor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Keep Louisville Symphonic is taking the theme from Verdi’s opera ‘La Forza del Destino,’ which in English is ‘The Force of Destiny.’ The musicians will play the overture to that opera as well as Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9. Guest soloist Mark Kaplan on violin will play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64 with the musicians. … Although tickets for the concert are free, Tichenor said that the musicians are asking concertgoers to become involved in Keep Louisville Symphonic’s fundraising campaign.”

Posted January 19, 2011