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  • From the New World on Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • From the New World on Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, September 27th - Saturday, September 28th
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20 (Friday) and $27 (Saturday)
  • Running Time: Approximately 65 minutes (Friday) and 100 minutes (Saturday)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Louisville Orchestra
From the New World


Louisville’s influence on the world of symphonic music extends far beyond our city boundaries. Enjoy two works created during the LO’s historic era of commissioning new music and learn about the influence of a Louisville musician on the famous Bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák.

Jacques IBERT:  Louisville Concerto
Robert WHITNEY:  Concertino for Orchestra
Antonín  DVORAK:  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World

Teddy Abrams, conductor


LO Music Director Teddy Abrams  told these soloists, “Pick your favorite piece and play it for us.” Don’t miss this very special concert of music by some of the most exciting young artists of our time. 

The concert also features the masterpiece “New World Symphony.” Do you know the surprising connection to Louisville that generated this work? At the performance you’ll learn how a local musician inspired Dvořák in the writing of his Symphony No. 9.

Adam SCHOENBERG;  Orchard in the Fog 
George BIZET:  “Habanera” from Carmen 
George GERSHWIN:  “My Man’s Gone Now” from Porgy and Bess
Maurice RAVEL:  Tzigane, Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra
Antonin DVORAK:  Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
J’nai Bridges, soprano
Elena Urioste, violin
Teddy Abrams, conductor

-Friday Concert Talk begins at 10:00 AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-Saturday Concert Talk begins at 6:45 PM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-On Saturday the Bluegrass Motorsport Donor Lounge is open in the Mary Anderson Room before the concert and at intermission.

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.