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The second season of Teddy Abrams’ music directorship with the Louisville Orchestra was announced tonight at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Where last season was programmed, roughly, half by Abrams and half by Music Director Emeritus Jorge Mester, 2015-2016 is mostly Abrams, with two concerts led by Mester. There is nothing restrained or […]
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Violinist Jinjoo Cho won first prize in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in September, and will be in Louisville with the Gheens Great Expectations Series. Hear Ms. Cho perform a solo recital in the Performance Studio of Classical 90.5 on Tuesday, February 3 at 2pm. The event is free and open to the […]
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Italy owns an astonishing thirty percent of the world’s cultural heritage, according to UNESCO. Fine arts, architecture and design are maybe the best known treasures, but music, food and wine have also left a great legacy. Join Classical 90.5 host, Daniel Gilliam, on a twelve-day art, food and classical music lover’s journey to “Bella Italia.” […]
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Jim Wilhelm passed away on Jan. 18, 2015. He ran a grassroots arts awareness organization called Louisville Culture Vulture, and was a friend and guest of Smillie’s Picks with the late Thomson Smillie on Classical 90.5. The following remembrance was written by his friend Martina Nichols Jim Wilhelm, a Canton Ohio native was a Oklahoma […]
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For her latest album, Rachel Barton Pine worked with legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner (a “hero” to her) and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields recording all of Mozart’s violin concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364. While putting together this double-disc set of concertos was a huge undertaking, even more surprising is […]
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Latvian singer Elina Garanca‘s new album Meditation explores music that is transcendent and, that she says can offer “…fulfillment, comfort and salvation.” Read Alan Brandt’s thoughts on our Featured Album this week and tune in to hear selections.
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All good art has a superficial layer that is adequate for enjoyment. What appears beneath the surface, however, is detail, revelation and honesty. The Louisville Orchestra’s first concert in 2015, conducted by Music Director Emeritus Jorge Mester, featured Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 — each capable […]
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Since meeting in 2000 at the Juilliard School, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have carved a unique path as a piano duo. They’ve performed on MTV’s Total Request Live and APM’s Performance Today, and their self-produced videos have received over a million views (the Libertango video has almost reached the 1.5 million mark). Anderson […]
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Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia was mostly written during the composer’s trip home to the UK after visiting the United States. This work had a long gestation as Britten had problems finding a suitable text. W H Auden was eventually asked and produced the poem in 1940. Britten’s setting was immediately recognised as a […]
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Grand opera at its grandest: the splendors of ancient Egypt return to the stage of the Met. Verdi’s mythic love triangle features Liudmyla Monastyrska, Tamara Wilson, and Oksana Dyka sharing the title role, with Olga Borodina and Violeta Urmana as Amneris and Marcello Giordani and Marco Berti singing Radamès. Marco Armiliato and Plácido Domingo share […]
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