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The Louisville Orchestra announces the 2010 Summer Classics Series, featuring three Brahms Symphonies.

Louisville, KY, June 17, 2010 --( Louisville Orchestra Announces the 2010 Summer Classics Series

The Louisville Orchestra continues their partnership with two generous Kentuckiana supporters; Ballard High School and the city of Jeffersonville, for the 2010 Summer Classics series sponsored by the Louise Judah Trust and Gary & Sue Russell.

The Summer Classics series kicks off with a special Independence Day Celebration on July 3 at 8:30pm at the Jeffersonville RiverStage on the Ohio River. Led by Resident Conductor Jason Weinberger the concert will feature Sousa Marches and other patriotic favorites.

Then, beginning July 8 under the baton of Music Director Jorge Mester, the Louisville Orchestra will perform at two very different and unique venues – Thursdays at 7pm at Ballard High School’s Sandy Allen Fine Arts Center and with a repeat performance at 8:30pm Saturdays at Jeffersonville’s outdoor RiverStage on the Ohio River.

Thursday performances at Ballard High School are $10. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 502.587.8681 in advance. The Saturday concerts at RiverStage in Jeffersonville are performed for a suggested donation of $10.

For more information on the Summer Classics Series call 502.587.8681 or visit

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 3, 2010 | 8:30pm | RiverStage in Jeffersonville on Spring St.
Jason Weinberger, conductor

No coolers or open containers permitted. Food baskets or tote bags are allowed.

Jason Weinberger, conductor

Brahms 1
Thursday, July 8 | 7pm | Sandy Allen Fine Arts Center, Ballard High School
Saturday, July 10 | 8:30pm | RiverStage in Jeffersonville on Spring St.
Jorge Mester, conductor | Jodi Karem, soprano

Richard Strauss Don Juan
Hector Berlioz Les Nuits d’ete - Jodi Karem, soprano
Gioacchino Rossini La regata Veneziana - Jodi Karem, soprano
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 68

Brahms 4
Thursday, July 15 | 7pm | Sandy Allen Fine Arts Center, Ballard High School
Saturday, July 17 | 8:30pm | RiverStage in Jeffersonville on Spring St.
Jorge Mester, conductor | Michael Davis, violin

Franz Liszt Symphonic Poem No. 3 “Les Reludes”, S. 97
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, op 98

Brahms 3
Thursday, July 22 | 7pm | Sandy Allen Fine Arts Center, Ballard High School
Saturday, July 24 | 8:30pm | RiverStage in Jeffersonville on Spring St.
Jorge Mester, conductor | Joy Kim, violin (ALO Young Artist Competition winner)

Ferde Grofé Grand Canyon Suite
Max Bruch Concerto for Violin No. 1 in G Minor, op. 26 - Joy Kim, violin
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, op. 90

Jason Weinberger is Louisville Orchestra Resident Conductor and winner of the Bruno Walter Memorial Chair. He also holds the position of Music Director for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. For a full bio, visit

After two stints and an accumulative 17 years as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester returns to the podium to lead the Summer Classics Series. For a full bio visit,

Soprano Jodi Karem has been praised for her rich and creamy voice as well as her theatrical prowess on the operatic stage. To read her full bio visit

Michael Davis has graced the stage of Carnegie Hall, performed and recorded for the Billy Graham Crusade and traveled Europe performing a piece that was composed specifically for him. He has been the Louisville Orchestra Concertmaster since the mid 80s.

Joy Kim is the winner of the 2009 Association of the Louisville Orchestra Young Artist Competition. Meet the middle school prodigy at the final Summer Classics Concert, July 22 and 24.

The Louisville Orchestra entertains, educates and enriches our community through a broad outreach of diverse programs built on the traditions of live orchestral music with passionate dedication to artistic excellence.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Louisville Orchestra with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the arts.

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