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Louisville Orchestra presents Beethoven + Rachmaninoff

Louisville Orchestra

Beethoven + Rachmaninoff

The Kentucky Center 501 West Main St Louisville KY 40202

Friday, April 10th - Saturday, April 11th

Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St | Get Directions
Ages:  All ages
Price: Tickets start at $20 (Friday) and $27 (Saturday)
Running Time:  Approximately 65 minutes (Friday) and 100 minutes (Saturday)

FRIDAY:

Passionate and yearning, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony builds in waves of emotional intensity from the menacing growl of the opening strings to the powerful chorus of brass at the end. 

Rei Hotoda is gaining renown as the music director and conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic. She makes her Louisville debut.

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2

Rei Hotoda, conductor
SATURDAY:

Passionate and yearning, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony builds in waves of emotional intensity from the menacing growl of the opening strings to the powerful chorus of brass at the end. Plus, we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th “birthday” with his witty and buoyantly inventive Eighth Symphony.

The concert opens with the 2013 composition about Detroit’s massive Rouge River Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Fascinated by the industrial and social history of the city of Detroit, Mazzoli transforms the “grit and noise of Ford’s iconic River Rouge plant, (here represented by the percussion, piano, harp, and pizzicato strings) into something massive, resonant, and unexpected.”

We welcome Rei Hotoda as guest conductor. Currently music director of the Fresno Philharmonic, she is described as an “inexhaustible dynamo” both on the podium and off. She is a sought-after guest conductor and pianist.

MISSY MAZZOLI:  Rouge River Transfiguration
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 8
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:  Symphony No. 2

Rei Hotoda, guest 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.

Accessibility Services available for this event:

Accessible Seating
Assistive Listening System



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For more information contact the Access Services Hotline at (502) 566-5111 (V) or (502) 566-5140 (TTY) or email Access Services. Additional information can also be found online here.

SCENE at the Center

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. Reservations are highly recommended. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises. Beverage service continues throughout the performances and extends through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

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