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  • Festival of American Music II on Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Festival of American Music II on Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Friday, March 8th - Saturday, March 9th
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00* (Friday) and $27.00* (Saturday) *sales tax not included
  • Running Time:  Approximately 1 hour (Friday) and 2 hours (Saturday)
  • Access Services:  Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Louisville Orchestra presents Festival of American Music II: The Jazz Influence


Fusing modern classical and jazz, composer and violinist Johannes Dickbauer has been creating heat in Vienna and throughout Europe. This LO commission will create a new vehicle for this violinist-composer that’s on the burning edge of composition.

JOHANNES DICKBAUER:  Jazz Violin Concerto [New LO Commission and World Premiere]
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind  (3/9 concert only)
Selected Jazz Songs
TYSHAWN SOREY:  [World Premiere of an LO Commission] (3/9 concert only)
GABRIEL EVANS:  [World Premiere of an LO Commission] (3/9 concert only)

Johannes Dickbauer, violin/composer
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Teddy Abrams, conductor

-Friday pre-concert lecture begins at 10:00 AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-Saturday pre-concert lecture begins at 6:45 PM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-Saturday the Mary Anderson Room will be open for LO donors to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.


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.