Diverse Perspectives Abound In Upcoming Speed Concert Series

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Diverse Perspectives Abound In the Upcoming Speed Concert Series

The Speed Museum may be closed for some glorious renovations until 2016 but its fantastic concert series soldiers on.  The 2014-15 season brings with it some wonderful and unique offerings.

 

September 14th, 2014: Metropolis

 

Louisville organist Tim Baker is featured in a cine-concert of Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction masterpiece, Metropolis.  Enjoy this German classic as it is accompanied by Baker who will perform the adapted score on Comstock Hall’s grand pipe organ.

 

November 2nd, 2014: Ben Sollee

 

Having gained critical acclaim across the globe, Kentucky native Ben Sollee returns home and to the Kentucky Center to share his distinctive musical style.  His songwriting and signature cello playing have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Bela Fleck and Andrew Bird.

 

January 18th, 2015: Vadym Kholodenko

 

Capturing the gold medal at last year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko has dazzled audiences the world over with his inspired musical interpretations.  Now 26 years old, he has been a figure on the international stage since his teenage years and currently collaborates with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as its first artistic partner.

 

March 21st, 2015: Michelle DeYoung

 

Already one of the most exciting mezzo sopranos performing today, Michelle DeYoung has achieved much critical success throughout the world.  Collaborating with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a recording of Mahler’s Third Symphony, DeYoung won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album.

 

Performance times and locations vary.  Tickets and more information about this season can be found online here.

 

(Photo courtesy of Ben Sollee.)

 

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About Michael J. Lambert
Native Louisvillian, local musician, School of Music grad. Writing about the classical music scene in our lovely River City. If you have a question or want to debate Wagner, drop me a line on Twitter!
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