Louisville Orchestra Goes to Leipzig

The Louisville Orchestra opens the 2010-11 classics season with Sarah Chang and a trip to Leipzig for Fanfara. Visit www.LouisvilleOrchestra.org for tickets and information.

Louisville, KY, July 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Louisville Orchestra goes to Leipzig for Fanfara

Fri. September 3, 2010 • 8:30pm | Whitney Hall | Jorge Mester, conductor | Sarah Chang, violin

Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
De Falla La Veda Breve Interlude and Dance
Puccini I crisantemi
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Louisville Orchestra opens the 2010-11 Season with the Fanfara Gala on Friday, September 3 at 8:30 pm in Whitney Hall. The evening will feature one of classical music’s most remarkable prodigies, Sarah Chang, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Subscriptions range from $140- $680, and are available now by calling 502.587.8681 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org. Hard-to-get single tickets go on sale August 2 and range from $25 - $75 and are available by calling 502.584.7777 or visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.

In honor of Music Makes A City, a documentary film featuring the significant beginnings of the Louisville Orchestra, Music Director Jorge Mester and CEO Rob Birman have arranged each concert around a musically significant city. Their journey begins on Friday, September 3 with Leipzig.

Birman comments, “The Orchestra’s opening gala celebrates many of classical music’s most captivating and gifted personalities, with highlights on the musical heritage of Leipzig, Germany. Felix Mendelssohn, conductor of the illustrious Gewandhaus Orchestra, debuted his much-loved Violin Concerto with the ensemble there in 1845, and we are deeply honored to have violinist Sarah Chang with us to perform the composition some 165 years later.”

Fanfara also includes music of Richard Wagner, born in Leipzig, as well as some brilliant musical bonbons to round out this most festive of occasions including two pieces never performed by the Louisville Orchestra, sections of De Falla’s La Vida Breve and Puccini’s I crisantemi.

Jorge Mester, conductor
Maestro Mester shares his 17 collective years bringing music to Louisville as Music Director of the Orchestra. In his first 12 years with the Orchestra (1967-1979), Jorge Mester recorded more than 70 world premieres on the Louisville Orchestra’s First Edition label. Read his full bio at LouisvilleOrchestra.org.

Sarah Chang, guest artist
Ever since her professional debut at age 8, the world has been captivated with violinist Sarah Chang. Chang has collaborated with most major orchestras and continues to expand her devoted audience with television appearances, concert broadcasts and best selling recordings for EMI Classics. Read her full bio at SarahChang.com.

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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