Louisville Orchestra

90.5 WUOL presents select concerts of the Louisville Orchestra during the summers. The next broadcast season begins in summer 2018. Watch this page for details. Below is the most recent broadcast season. Due to copyright and contract issues, we are not able to offer concerts on-demand.


From the 2016-2017 Season, 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville presents select concerts on Thursdays at 8pm, hosted by Daniel Gilliam.

June 29: Mahler Second
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster
Celena Shafer, soprano
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo soprano
Recorded October 8, 2016

KEY Star Spangled Banner
MAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor

July 6: All Dvořák
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Amit Peled, cello
Recorded October 22, 2016

DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
No. 1 in C Major
No. 7 in C Minor
No. 8 in G Minor

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto, Op. 104
Amit Peled, cello

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70

Encore: DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72

July 13: No Louisville Orchestra broadcast (Instead, we’ll be live from the Muhammad Ali Center presenting the world-premiere of a string quartet by Florence Price.)

July 20: Shakespeare in Music
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Matt Wallace, director
Kentucky Shakespeare: Byron Coolie, Gregory Maupin, Abigail Bailey Maupin, Dathan Hooper, actors
Recored November 19, 2016

SULLIVAN Macbeth Overture

BERLIOZ Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo et Juliette

MENDELSSOHN Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream

ELGAR Falstaff (excerpt)

BERNSTEIN Mambo from West Side Story

PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet

July 27: Brahms Second
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Julia Noone, violin
Jack Griffin, viola
Recorded January 14, 2017

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major K.364
Julia Noone, violin
Jack Griffin, viola

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

August 3: Rachmaninoff Third
Teddy Abrams, Conductor
Andrew Tyson, piano

LJOVA Current
(Co-commission with Britt Festival)

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Andrew Tyson, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103

August 10: Sacred + Profane
Teddy Abrams, conductor, piano, harpsichord
Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin; Andrea Levine, clarinet; Sebastian Chang, piano
Jubilant Sykes, vocalist
Scott Moore, violin
University of Kentucky Balinese Gamelan Angklung Ensemble, Donna Kwon, director

MILHAUD The Creation of the World, Op. 81A

BIBER Mystery Sonata No. 9 (Jesus Carries the Cross) 2.5’
Gabriel Lefkowitz, violinist
Teddy Abrams, harpsichord

Gamelan Ensemble Selections
(arr. HAN) Tabuh Empat (Composition in Four)
Martina Vasil, suling flute
Naizal Hargana, morinhuur

(No, MCPHEE Sakar Uled (Uled Blossoms)

GOLIJOV Dreams and Prayers of Isaac The Blind:
Prelude & Movement 1
Andrea Levine, clarinet

J.S. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata No. 174

STRAVINSKY Sacrificial Dance from Rite of Spring
Teddy Abrams, piano
Sebastian Chang, piano

Traditional Spirituals with Jubilant Sykes
(arr. CLAYTON ERB) City Called Heaven
(arr. MARK RICE) Ride on King Jesus
(arr. MARK RICE) Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
(arr. MARK RICE) Were You There?
ENCORE (arr. J. MORGAN) Witness

PAGE/PLANT Achilles Last Stand
(arr. ABRAMS) Scott Moore, electric violin

August 17: Walton + Britten
Teddy Abrams, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Scott Carney, vocalist
Chad Sloan, narrator
Recorded March 31, 2017 & April 1, 2017

HESPE The Three Musketeers, Suite

HOLST St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2, Mvt. I “Jig”

BYRD (arr. Muhly) Miserere mei, Deus

BRITTEN Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Augustin Hadelich, violin

CLYNE Masquerade

PURCELL Pavan No. 1 in A Major, Z. 748

BENJAMIN Three Inventions for Chamber Orchestra, No. 2

WALTON Selections from Façade: An Entertainment 14’
Chad Sloan, reciter

PARRY Jerusalem

August 24: Festival of American Music I: Michael Tilson Thomas
Teddy Abrams, conductor, piano, clarinet
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, piano
Donata Cucinotta, soprano
Recorded April 15, 2017

BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

COPLAND Orchestral Variations

Teddy, piano
Donata Cucinotta, soprano

J. ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine

M.T. THOMAS Agnegram


GERSHWIN An American In Paris

GERSHWIN Promenade (“Walking the Dog”)

August 31: Pops – Bob Bernhardt Tribute with music of John Williams
Bob Bernhardt, Conductor
Michael W. Davis, violin
Louisville Youth Choir, Terri Foster, director
Cardinal Singers from UofL, Kent Hatteberg, conductor
Recorded November 5, 2016

Williams Superman March from Superman

Williams Anakin’s Theme from The Phantom Menace

Williams The Imperial March from Star Wars

Williams Theme from Schindler’s List
Michael W. Davis, violin

Gardal (Arr. Williams) Tango por una Cabeza
Michael W. Davis, violin

Doug Lowry Mr. Serious Gets his YaYas Out

Williams Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace

Williams Somewhere in My Memory from Home Alone

Williams Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad

Williams Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan

Williams Call of the Champions

Williams Harry’s Wondrous World from

Williams Sayuri’s Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha

Bock (Arr. Williams) Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof
Michael W. Davis, violin

Williams Rey’s Theme from The Force Awakens

Williams March of the Resistance from The Force Awakens

Williams Jedi Steps and Finale from The Force Awakens

Williams Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark

September 7: Festival of American Music II: American Journey

BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal

SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Four Selections from Penelope
1. The stranger with the face of a man I
4. The lotus eater
9. Dead Friend
13. Baby teeth, bones, and bullets
Susan Narucki, soprano

HARRISON Suite for Symphonic Strings
1. Estampie
2. Et in Arcadio Ego
3. In Honor of Heracles

Jacob Duncan, saxophone

HANCOCK Cantaloupe Island

JORDAN/FOSTER I’d Rather Go Blind
Carly Johnson, vocalist
Craig Wagner, guitar
Jacob Duncan, saxophone

TIMO ANDRES Everything Happens So Much

ABRAMS Selections from The Greatest: Muhammad Ali
I. Maya Angelou
II. Walt Whitman
III. Float Rumble Rest
Jecorey “1200” Arthur, vocalist
Susan Narucki, vocalist