Louisville Orchestra Highlights Louisville in Concert
Two pieces (Fanfare for Louisville and Variations for Orchestra) in this program were commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra and were recorded on the LO's Frist Edition label. Mr. Luvisi recorded Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Louisville Orchestra under the Baton of Lawrence Leighton Smith in 1993.
Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:30am
Friday, October 1, 2010 8pm
Jorge Mester, conductor - Lee Luvisi, piano
Program: Witold Lutosławski Fanfare for Louisville
Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, op. 73
Louisville owes its rise to prominence in the 20th century to more than just the Kentucky Derby! The world over, some say Louisville was known most for the international broadcasts of the Orchestra’s landmark recordings. In tribute to the Music Makes A City documentary, the Louisville Orchestra marks this program with a collection of essential connections to our city. Carter’s “Variations” is the most performed work ever commissioned by the Orchestra, and Lutosławski was the very first recipient of Louisville’s famous Grawemeyer Award for music composition in 1985. Louisville native Lee Luvisi has appeared with the Orchestra more than any other solo artist in history, will join the stage for the famed “Emperor” Concerto.
See the Louisville concert at the Brown Theatre on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10:30am and Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8pm. Louisville Orchestra subscriptions range from $133-$680. For information call 502-587-8681 or go online at LouisvilleOrchestra.org. Single tickets (on sale September 7) range from $20-$75 and are available by calling 502-584-7777 or at LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
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.
Lee Luvisi, piano
Over the past four decades Lee Luvisi has developed an enviable career as soloist and chamber musician. Today he is one of the most highly respected artists on the American musical scene. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Luvisi was a student of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. He has played with many of the foremost musicians of the world and with almost every major orchestra in North America, Europe and Australia. For a full bio log on to LouisvilleOrchestra.org.
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.