Summer Listening 2017

Sign up below to be a Summer Listener this July. Explore classical music through the radio and online, plus join us for community events that take classical music out of the box! All events are free and open to the public, and perfect for kids and adults alike. You’ll also be entered to win tickets to the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Chamber Music Society, Frazier History Museum, Carmichaels Bookstore, NouLou Chamber Players, and of course sweet WUOL garb! 


**bonus event** Our third annual Conduct a Jug Band Booth: July 4th 5-9 p.m. at the Harbor Lawn at the Louisville Waterfront Park’s 4th of July celebration. Find us in the kid’s activity area.

 The Unheard 

July 13th 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 

The Muhammad Ali Center: View Pointe Hall

We’re bringing to life recently found music by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer.

Listen and learn with musicians from the Louisville Orchestra, singers from Black Classical Artists of Louisville, Douglas Shadle (Vanderbilt University), and Eleanor McClellan (University of Northern Alabama).

Part of the I Am Ali festival and 90.5 WUOL’s Summer Listening.

Read the press release here.


Kites and Classical

July 19th 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Big Four Lawn at Louisville’s Waterfront Park

Listen to classical music from 90.5 WUOL and fly a kite on the Big Four Lawn as the sun sets over the Ohio.

Bring a picnic and the whole family to the waterfront for beautiful music and homemade kite making with KMAC Museum!





The Little Prince

July 30th at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

1:00 p.m. crafts and Squallis Puppeteers in the lobby, 2:00 p.m. The Little Prince opera film screening in the Bomhard Theater

Watch a BBC production of the children’s opera “The Little Prince” with music by Rachel Portman and libretto by Nicholas Wright. Join us for crafts and fun in the lobby before the screening! We encourage you to read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery before the event and join us at the Main Branch of the Louisville Public Library for our Little Prince Family Book Party on July 15th from 1-2pm!

For questions contact Sara Soltau at

*Summer Listening is proud to be part of the Cultural Pass 2017, you can get your pass credit by signing up online or attending an event in person.

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