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Be aware that Kentucky Center renovations could impact your ability to move quickly through the lobby before the performance. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to ensure ample time to get to your seat.

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  • Festival of American Music I on Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Saturday, February 23rd @ 8:00 PM
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $27.00*
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time:  Approximately 2 hours
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Louisville Orchestra presents Festival of American Music I: Kentucky Spring


Performed as a ballet, Appalachian Spring  touches on the primal issues of marriage, survival, and eternal regeneration. Plus The Way Forth,  a new “folk opera” by Louisville native Rachel Grimes.

AARON COPLAND:  Appalachian Spring
RACHEL GRIMES:  The Way Forth

Dancers from the Louisville Ballet
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.

For more information visit www.louisvilleorchestra.org.


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.