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  • Violins of Hope on Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Violins of Hope on Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, October 25th - Saturday, October 26th
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20 (Friday) and $27 (Saturday)
  • Running Time: Approximately 60 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
Violins of Hope


FRIDAY:

Violins that survived the Holocaust were restored with great love and devotion and now offer an opportunity for learning and reflection. Known as the “Violins of Hope,” these instruments tour the world with a powerful message. The Louisville Orchestra is proud to be a partner in a city-wide consortium of organizations that are bringing these violins to Louisville to share their stories through an exhibit at the Frazier Museum along with concerts, educational programs, lectures, and community events. 

We give voice to these amazing instruments in a concert of remembrance and hope.

PAUL SCHOENFIELD: Klezmer Rondos, No. 2
JOHN WILLIMAS:  Three pieces from Schindler’s List
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  From the Diary of Anne Frank

Kathy Karr, soloist
Gabriel  Lefkowitz, violin
Catherine Blades, narrator
Teddy Abrams, conductor

SATURDAY:

Violins that survived the Holocaust were restored with great love and devotion and now offer an opportunity for learning and reflection. Known as the “Violins of Hope,” these instruments tour the world with a powerful message. The Louisville Orchestra is proud to be a partner in a city-wide consortium of organizations that are bringing these violins to Louisville to share their stories through an exhibit at the Frazier Museum along with concerts, educational programs, lectures, and community events. 

We give voice to these amazing instruments in a concert of remembrance and hope.

Choreographer Andrea Schermoly creates a new ballet reviving the long-lost work, Judith, by American dance legend Martha Graham and composer William Schuman. Originally commissioned by the LO in 1949, the work is brought back to the stage after 70 years. 

Paul SCHOENFIELD:  Klezmer Rondos, No. 2
William SCHUMAN:  Judith: A Choreographic Poem
John WILLIAMS:  Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Michael TILSON THOMAS:  From the Diary of Anne Frank

Kathy Karr, soloist
Gabriel  Lefkowitz, violin
Catherine Blades, narrator
Louisville Ballet
Teddy Abrams, 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.
-For more information on Violins of Hope events for the week, please visit www.violinsofhopelou.com

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.