The Louisville Orchestra brings world renowned conductor, JoAnn Falletta together with award winning pianist, Robert Theies, for a beautiful concert of compelling music. The performance will start with Maestro Falletta leading the Louisville Orchestra in Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville and John Corigliano’s Phantasmagoria: Suite from The Ghost of Versailles. After intermission, Mr. Thies joins the concert to perform Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The Louisville Orchestra last performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2 in November of 2003 with Uriel Segal as conductor and Peter Frankl on piano. Tickets range from $20 to $75 and are available by calling (502) 584-7777 or by logging on to www.louisvilleorchestra.org <http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/> . Few artists are as important to the fabric of their communities as JoAnn Falletta. Acclaimed by The New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” she serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, she has been praised by The Washington Post as having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” Both on and off the podium, she is a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader. Read more at www.joannfalletta.com <http://www.joannfalletta.com/> . The Los Angeles Times calls him a pianist of “unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power,” Robert Thies is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. He first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. With this victory, Thies became the only American pianist to win first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s famed triumph in Moscow in 1958. Read more at www.robertthies.org <http://www.robertthies.org/> . Additional support for Coffee Classics from John & Theresa Bondurant and Treyton Oak Towers. 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.
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