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Brown Forman Signature Classics

October 26, 2019 — 8:00 pm

Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Teddy Abrams conducts the Louisville Orchestra musicians who will perform with the rescued and restored instruments in a concert of music that celebrates the Jewish culture.

Tickets are available by calling 502.584.7777 or online at http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/violins-of-hope

Paul Schoenfield identifies strongly with his Jewish heritage. Klezmer Rondos celebrates the overlooked importance of flute in Eastern European klezmer bands, fusing raucous popular culture with concert music. LO’s Kathy Karr will perform as soloist

William Schuman’s Judith, after the Biblical tale, was a Louisville Orchestra collaboration with the legendary choreographer Martha Graham. Because the original choreography has been lost, the LO has commissioned this new version from Andrea Schermoly for performance with the Louisville Ballet.

LO Concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz performs the haunting strains of the title music to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List from John Williams’s Oscar-winning score. The other two pieces recall suffering in the Warsaw ghetto, and somber remembrance today of the Holocaust.

Cinema’s beloved Audrey Hepburn provided the impetus for Michael Tilson Thomas’s From the Diary of Anne Frank. He and Hepburn selected favorite passages for the text, and Tilson Thomas composed with the rhythms and cadences of Hepburn’s voice in crafting this orchestral showpiece. Catherine Blades will narrate this performance.