This Saturday’s Louisville Orchestra concert will include Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and this concerto from the “old world,” though written between 2011 and 2012, by Oscar Navarro. I’ll be giving the pre-concert talk at 7pm (Brown Theater), where we’ll hear excerpts from the concerto and talk with Saturday’s conductor Rossen Milanov.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on January 9
If you missed the world-broadcast premiere of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, you’re in luck! Menotti himself introduces his classic, inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on December 18
Since 1985, the University of Louisville has awarded one of the largest monetary prizes in music composition, thanks to an endowment from H. Charles Grawemeyer. Previous winners include Witold Lutoslawski, Gyorgy Ligeti, John Adams and Pierre Boulez. The winner of the 2014 award goes to Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic, for his chamber orchestra work “On the Guarding of the Heart,” inspired by an ancient Christian text. It was premiered by Klangforum Wien in 2011.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on December 2
One of the world’s freshest period-music ensembles, Arcangelo brings together exceptional musicians who display a passion for faithful interpretation that goes far beyond historical understanding. The group brings its dazzling technical ability to a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life. Hear it Monday at 8pm. (Photo Credit: Mike Stone)
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on November 14
University of Louisville’s New Music Festival starts Wednesday at 8pm with music for electronics and live performance, including improvisations with Grawemeyer-winner Brett Dean, and composers Henry Vega and Krzysztof Wolek. Daniel Gilliam spoke with Krzysztof Wolek and Jacob Gotlib, also a composer featured on the festival, about this first concert and what to expect. Below you’ll find videos by Henry Vega and Kasia Glowicka’s “Turbulence,” which will be performed on the opening concert.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on November 12