Louisville Civic Orchestra

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The oldest, continuously performing orchestra in Louisville is reviving an old moniker. What started as the Young Hebrew Men’s Association symphony in 1915, merged with the Louisville Civic Arts Association in 1930, a group that is also an immediate predecessor to the Louisville Orchestra. Over the years the Louisville Civic Orchestra (LCO) has undergone a series of name changes, the most well-known being the JCC Orchestra, but for the past few years has been embracing one of its original titles.

Now directed by Jason Raff, the all-volunteer orchestra is performing on Friday, April 29th, 2016, with Louisville Orchestra cellist Nicholas Finch. Daniel Gilliam talks with Raff about the history of the group and this weekend’s concert.

Share Your Story Contest: May 1st Deadline

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Share Your Story! Submit your story or poem inspired by something you hear on Classical 90.5 by May 1st to be a part of our Summer Listening broadcasts. You may get a chance to come read and record it in our studio and then we can share it with everyone! Email education@wuol.org with questions or comments and submit your story below.

In-Studios: Phillip de Fremery & Trio Harmonia

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This week we’ll have two in-studios, guitarist Phillip de Fremery on Wednesday at noon, and Trio Harmonia on Thursday at noon. Doors for both performances open at 11:45am.

Call us, at (502) 814-6565, by Tuesday at noon to reserve a lunch. Both performances are free and open-to-the-public.

Jooyoung Kim is the pianist for Trio Harmonia. Here’s her performance of Rachmaninoff from her solo performance last year.

Spring Drive Premium: Beethoven Symphonies

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With your sustaining membership of $20 or more a month, we’re giving you the latest recording of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano, with all of Beethoven’s ground-breaking symphonies.

It’s only available during the 2016 Spring Membership Drive. Call (502) 814-6565 or give online by clicking the banner at the top of the page.

Adding a New Voice to Bach

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(Photo credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has not only recorded JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, she’s also edited the scores for publication. I had the chance to talk to Rachel and ask her about her musical journey with Bach and how her interpretation of his music has changed since she won the Bach Competition in 1992. Listen for her new release during our regular programming on Classical 90.5.