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Pianist Nada Loutfi to Perform With the Louisville Philharmonia
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This Thursday, April


, the Louisville


welcomes pianist Nada


for its Spring Concert at Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church.

Dubbed “The Musicians’ Orchestra”, the Louisville Philharmonia held its inaugural concert in the spring of 2012 and has since grown into a superlative community ensemble that delivers highly professional performances.  Led by Daniel Spurlock, a graduate of Juilliard and a former Assistant Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, the Philharmonia was founded “by a group of serious amateur and semi-professional orchestral players in order to fill a need in the Louisville area for a community ensemble that plays orchestral music to a high standard.  Independent of any other institution, the Louisville Philharmonia is a completely musician-run orchestra with a board of directors made up of playing members.”  That the ensemble is so dedicated to musicianship absent the politics of larger organizations is a testament to the quality and, hopefully, indelibility of its performances.

This week’s Spring Concert features pianist Nada Loutfi in a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.  A graduate of Indiana University and the Paris Conservatory (where she was the first Middle Eastern woman to win First Prize in Piano), Loutfi has been a figure on the international stage for many years.  Her American orchestral debut with the Louisville Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven prompted the late conductor, Lawrence Leighton Smith to declare that “s

he is a major talent [and] will be

most deserving of every success that will undoubtedly come her way.”  An active local musician,


is also the founder of Purely Piano Inc., a nonprofit organization in Louisville that sponsors piano recitals within the community. More about Nada can be found on her website



Thursday’s performance will also include Fauré’s haunting


and Dvořák’s first four Slavonic Dances.  The concert is free and will begin at 7:30 pm.  More information can be found here.

(Photo courtesy of Nada Loutfi via


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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! "The only love affair I ever had was with music." -Maurice Ravel

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