Featured Album and Giveaway: Argerich’s Early Recordings

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Argentine pianist, Martha Argerich’s career was launched in the 1960s with a series of important competition wins and concerts. She won the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965, and later that year made her debut in the US at Lincoln Center. Around this time she made her first commercial recordings, and these are now being released on Deutsche Grammophone.

We’ll be featuring this new two-disc set this week, and you can enter to win a copy below.

Live In-Studio: Jiyoung Jeoung

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Come hear a live in-studio with pianist Jiyoung Jeoung on Thursday at 1pm. She’ll play Mozart and Joan Tower (preview below).

Doors open at 12:45pm. Free and open-to-the-public.

Live In-Studio: University of Louisville Pianists

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Come hear and see some of the most talented pianists from the University of Louisville on Wednesday, November 11, at noon.

Coached by Dror Biran, you’ll experience the talents of Elliot Eckel, Nathaniel Mo, Paige Harpring, Brytner Evangelista, Ibosh Chertmanov and Tim Spencer; playing the music of Ravel, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.
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The in-studio is free and open-to-the-public. Doors open at 11:45am.

We’re offering box lunches from City Cafe to our listener members. Call (502) 814-6565 by November 10 at noon.

Live In-Studio: Pianist Jooyoung Kim

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Be a part of the audience in our next In-Studio with pianist Jooyoung Kim. She made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve, and has performed around her home country of South Korea, and in Europe and the United States. Jooyoung Kim will be here Wednesday, September 23rd, at noon to play etudes by Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

No RSVP required, but if you are a member and would like to reserve a box lunch, contact our Membership Department at (502) 814-6565.

Listen to this preview of Jooyoung Kim

Classical 90.5 Presents: Lara Downes at Decca

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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday, acclaimed pianist Lara Downes will play a show highlighting her new album A Billie Holiday Songbook, on April 15th, 9pm at Decca Restaurant.

Downes grew up listening to Holiday’s recordings with her father, who was born and raised in Harlem only blocks from the iconic jazz clubs where Lady Day was a star presence in the 1930s and ’40s. Downes acknowledges that Holiday’s singing has been a lifelong influence. “As a musician, I learned from Billie Holiday to make something completely personal when you make music,” she says. “To make something that is completely your own – maybe something unexpected, something indefinable, perhaps complicated, but beautiful. To take a chance. To quote this album’s final song: “But beautiful to take a chance, and if you fall, you fall. And I’m thinking I wouldn’t mind at all.”

Check out this preview of the concert. And also join her for Lunchtime Classics on April 15th at noon.