Louisville Orchestra 2017-18: from Muhammad Ali to “Rite of Spring”

Posted on: February 28, 2017

“The Louisville Orchestra’s newly announced upcoming 80th season includes new works such as ‘The Greatest,’ artistic director Teddy Abrams’ tribute to Muhammad Ali,” writes Elizabeth Kramer in Monday’s (2/27) Courier-Journal (KY). “Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will welcome The B-52s and the Mambo Kings to the LO Pops series…. The Classic Series Concert on Feb. 3 also includes a world-premiere work from Sebastian Chang, selections of Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Madrigals of War and Love,’ Gustav Mahler’s ‘Revelge’ from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Charles Ives’s  ‘They Are There,’ Arvo Pärt’s  ‘Summa,’ Kurt Weill’s ‘The Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife’ (‘Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib’), Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘A Survivor from Warsaw,’ and Sergei Prokofiev’s Waltz from War and Peace.” A two-concert Kentucky Classics: Festival of American Music will focus on “Americana roots” and “music about Kentucky and featuring Kentucky-based composers and performers … including Aaron Copland’s ‘Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo’ [with] fiddler Michael Cleveland and I’m with Her trio.” Also planned for 2017-18 are Andrew Norman’s Play, Mason Bates’s Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Posted February 28, 2017