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.


 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.


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 the children’s opera “The Little Prince” with music by Rachel Portman and libretto by Nicholas Wright. We encourage you to read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery before the event as a family. Louisville Public Library book club details coming soon. 


Sign up below to be entered to win tickets to the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Chamber Music Society, Frazier History Museum, NouLou Chamber Players, and of course sweet WUOL garb! You will also get a weekly email in July with fun facts and resources. 

SHARE YOUR STORY CONTEST: Submit your stories and poems inspired by classical music to our Share Your Story contest by May 1st, 2017. You’ll have the chance to record your story for the radio! Open to all ages.

For questions contact Sara Soltau at

Summer Listening is proud to be part of the Cultural Pass 2017