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Louisville Public Media members can join Louisville composer and pianist Rachel Grimes as she plays from her third solo album “The Clearing” on June 15 at 2pm. She’ll be joined by Jacob Duncan, Scott Moore and Christian Frederickson. Members at any level can reserve a seat by calling (502) 814-6565 or emailing membership@louisvillepublicmedia.org. If you’re […]
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A concerto for ukulele and orchestra by Byron Yasui will be premiered by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra with soloist Jake Shimabukuro this weekend. The conductor will be JoAnn Folletta. Byron K. Yasui has been on the music theory/composition faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1972, where he presently chairs the graduate studies […]
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(Photo credit: Metropolitan Opera) The following comes from the Metropolitan Opera: The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of our radio host Margaret Juntwait, who passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer. For millions of listeners around the world, Margaret was the voice of the Met for the past decade. She was […]
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Alan Brandt begins a new blog series about great concertos from the past 40 years. “Reminiscences of Yunnan” is the title of the concerto for zhongruan and orchestra by Chinese composer Liu Xing (born 1962) written in 1984. The zhongruan (pictured), or ruan for short, is sometimes called the “Chinese lute.” It has four strings […]
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(Photo credit: Ben Gibbs) The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts are on break until this fall, but we’ll continue to showcase some of the great opera companies in the United States on Saturdays at 1pm. View the complete schedule here.
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Kentucky Opera concludes its 2014-15 season with a new production of the 2014 opera “A Woman in Morocco,” by composer Daron Hagen and librettist Barbara Grecki, as part of its Composer Workshop series. In partnership with the University of Louisville, the workshop series showcases new operas in early stages of development, giving composers a chance […]
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Clarinetist Dallas Tidwell passed away yesterday. He was 64. Tidwell was Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Louisville, and played in the Louisville Orchestra as principal and second for 27 years. He was a founding member of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, an ensemble that performed their final concert in March after more […]
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(Photo credit: Greg Helgeson) Classical 90.5, in partnership with American Public Media, is proud to bring you two live, historic performances of Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra from the Teatro Nacional in Havana, Cuba! These are the first performances and broadcasts of an American Orchestra from Cuba since President Obama moved to normalize relations […]
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Classical 90.5 presents the final Louisville Orchestra concert from the 2014-15 season Thursday evening at 8 pm. The music, which is conducted by LO Music Director Teddy Abrams, begins with John Williams’ The Cowboys Overture, featuring music written for the 1972 film The Cowboys starring John Wayne. Abrams ends the program with his interpretation of […]
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(Photo credit Andrew Garn for CAMI) Stewart Goodyear follows his first album of concertos on the Steinway & Sons label with two monumental Rachmaninov concertos, recorded with the Czech National Symphony conducted by Heiko Mathias Forster. Listen to the album this week on Classical 90.5 and enter to win a copy for yourself! Loading…
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