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  • Beethoven's Ninth on Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Friday, May 10th - Saturday, May 11th
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00 (Friday) and $27.00 (Saturday)
  • Running Time:  Approximately 76 minutes (Friday) and 115 minutes (Saturday)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Louisville Orchestra presents Beethoven’s 9th

Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is an exaltation of the ideal of universal brotherhood. In his only symphony to use a chorus and vocal soloists, Beethoven traced the line from anguish to joy, and from doubt to hope. In addition, Teddy Abrams has created a song cycle for soprano and full orchestra that will premiere at these performances.

ABRAMS: The Song of the River [World Premiere]
BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9 (“Choral“)

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Morgan James, soprano soloist
Hayley Lipke, soprano
Liz Culpepper, mezzo
Spence Lawrence Boyd, tenor
Sonjin Kim, bass
-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.

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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.