The Louisville Orchestra

Walton & Britten

Friday, March 31st - Saturday, April 1st

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  • Walton & Britten on Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Walton & Britten on Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, March 31st - Saturday, April 1st
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20 (matinee) | $27 (evening)
  • Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes (matinee) | 80 minutes (evening)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)
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Show Details

English aristocrats, the Sitwells, all but adopted William Walton in the 1920s. Facades was a succes de scandal with Dame Edith Sitwell’s verse recited with accompaniment of Sir Walton’s music. British society rightly felt it was being mocked… but in such an entertaining way!  Teddy conducts the LO in a selection of favorites from this remarkable work.  We also welcome the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich to our British-themed concert. Since his visit last season, Hadelich received a Grammy Award and has thrilled audiences in the U.S., China, and Europe as he continues to tour all over the world.

GEORGE HESPE:  The Three Musketeers, Suite (4/1 event only)
HOLST:  St. Paul’s Suite, op.29, no. 2 Mvt. I “Jig” (4/1 event only)
BYRD (arr. MUHLY):  Miserere Mel
BRITTEN:  Violin Concerto No. 1, op.15
ANNE CLYNE:  Masquerade
PURCELL: Pavan No. 1 in A Major (4/1 event only)
BENJAMIN:  Three inventions for Chamber Orchestra, No. 2 (4/1 event only)
DAVID BOWIE:  Sweet Thing (4/1 event only)
WILLIAM WALTON:  Selections from Façade 1 & 2
PARRY: Jerusalem

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Chad Sloan, narrator
Scott Carney, vocalist (4/1 event only)
Teddy Abrams, conductor

-3/31 Pre-concert lecture begins at 10:00AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/1 Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00PM in the Mary Anderson Room hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/1 The North Lobby will be open for donors ONLY to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.