Live In-Studio: Pianist Jooyoung Kim

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Be a part of the audience in our next In-Studio with pianist Jooyoung Kim. She made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve, and has performed around her home country of South Korea, and in Europe and the United States. Jooyoung Kim will be here Wednesday, September 23rd, at noon to play etudes by Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

No RSVP required, but if you are a member and would like to reserve a box lunch, contact our Membership Department at (502) 814-6565.

Listen to this preview of Jooyoung Kim

VAN Beethoven hits the road Friday


The Los Angeles Philharmonic VAN Beethoven truck will tour Los Angeles, Sept. 11 – Oct. 18, 2015, offering five minutes of Beethoven Fifth in immersive, 360-degrees. Visitors will be welcomed aboard the customized VAN Beethoventruck, complete with carpet and seating from Walt Disney Concert Hall, where they’ll put on the Oculus headset and be transported to the iconic venue. The immersive visual private experience is augmented by a soundtrack that adapts to the viewer’s perspective; whether the viewer is in front of the orchestra, behind or standing amidst the symphony, the music will subtly shift to reflect listener-specific positions and enhance the feeling of being up-close-and-personal with the renowned orchestra.

VAN Beethoven will visit diverse communities throughout Los Angeles, including parks, cultural festivals, museums, and more, providing access to audiences that otherwise may not be able to attend.

Read more here.


All images courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Panel Discussion: Leonard Bernstein’s Mass

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Join Daniel Gilliam as he moderates a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Interfaith Relations and the Louisville Orchestra on Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” and its spiritual implications. Panelists will include Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams, Cantor David Lipp from Adath Jeshurun and Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Butchertown.

September 17, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Mary Anderson Room, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. This event is at capacity.

Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)   Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs before the NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center on January 28 , 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Nets defeated the Magic 97-77.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances. Ranging from classical gems to cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, the music will spark warm associations and an emotional response for all listeners. Join Classical 90.5 for this special program Friday, September 11, at 9 pm.


Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos.1 & 2; Bruch: Kol Nidrei
EMI Classics 724355729323

Kol Nidre
Arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062

B’Rosh Hashanah
Max Helfman
Cantor Ephraim Biran
Paula Biran, Rodeph Sholom Choir
Music at Congregation Rodeph Sholom

William Zukof, countertenor and Phyllis Elaine Clark, soprano
The Birthday of the World, Part I: Rosh Hashanah
Western Wind Records 1854

Gefilte Fish
Isador Lillian, arr. Michael Winograd
Adrienne Cooper, vocalist
Enchanted: A New Generation of Yiddishsong
Golden Horn Records 634015103427

Shoyfer Shel Moshiakh (Ram’s Horn of the Messiah) or The Jewish Hope
Abraham Goldfaden, arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062

Avinu Malkeinu
Max Janowski
Barbra Streisand
Higher Ground
Sony CK 66181

Ovinu Malkeinu
Gershon Sirota
Ten Great Cantors: Masterpieces of the Synagogue
Tara Music

Deux melodies hébraïques: Kaddisch
Maurice Ravel
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
Georges Prêtre, Paris Conservatory Orchestra
A French Recital
EMI Classics HMV ASD 530

Hassidic Chant: Kaddish
Text by Levi Yitzkhok of Berditchev; music by Joel Engel
Paul Robeson, bass; Alan Booth, piano
On My Journey: Paul Robeson’s Independent Recordings
Smithsonian Folkways SFW40178

Hayom t’amtzeinu
Herman Zalis, arr. Western Wind and Matthew Lazar
The Western Wind
The Birthday of the World, Part I: Rosh Hashanah
Western Wind Records 1854

Fun Tashlikh (Returning from Tashlikh)
Naftule Brandwein, arr. The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Itzhak Perlman and The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Live in the Fiddler’s House
Angel 7243 5 56209 2 7

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Craig Taubman Presents Jewels VIII, Music for the High Holy Days
Craig N Co/Sweet Louise Music

Kol Nidre
Arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062

Kol Nidre Collage:
Al Jolson
Johnny Mathis
Perry Como
Gershon Sirota
Itzhak Meir Helfgot
Yossele Rosenblatt
Ephraim Biran
Richard Tucker
Jan Peerce

Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos.1 & 2; Bruch: Kol Nidrei
EMI Classics 724355729323

Quartet No. 14, Opus 131, movement 6, Adagio quasi un poco andante
Ludwig van Beethoven
Brentano Quartet
Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & Op. 131
Aeon: AECD1110

Omnon Kayn
Text by Rabbi Yom Tov of York, England (12th century)
Music by Sholom Secunda
The Western Wind
Mary Ellen Callahan and Phyllis Elaine Clark, soloists
The Birthday of the World, Part II: Yom Kippur
Western Wind Records 1872

Abodah: A Yom Kippur Melody
Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Hendrik Endt, piano
Yehudi Menuhin
EMI Classics

Rachel, quand du seigneur
Music by Jacques Halévy, text by Eugène Scribe
Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Rainaldo Zamboni, Royal Opera House Orchestra
The Very Best Tenor Collection
Classique Perfecto

Chichester Psalms, Movement II
Leonard Bernstein
John Bogart, boy soloist
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Columbus Boychoir, Camerata Singers
Bernstein Century/Bernstein Conducts Bernstein
Sony Classical 88697880862

Adonai hu ha elohim
Joseph Schmidt, tenor
Religiöse Gesänge und Arien
Preiser Records 5580998

Urgent Need: Donate Your Instrument


We need your help.

Jefferson County Public Schools currently has an urgent need for band and orchestra instruments. There are students in our community that want to play music at their school, but don’t have an instrument.

Donate your gently-used instrument to Classical 90.5’s Instrumental Partners – we’ll repair it and put back into the schools. Call (502) 814-6500 for more information or drop off your instrument here at 619 South Fourth Street.

Instrumental Partners is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.