90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville and 21c Museum Hotel present New Lens, a series of concerts and conversations exploring diverse and intriguing sounds and ideas in new music, art, and society. New Lens is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, grab a cocktail, and view the current exhibitions at 21c Louisville or visit Proof on Main to enjoy some culinary artistry. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Concerts will be held in the museum’s atrium. Conversations will take place in the lower level galleries.
April 14: A double-bill with violinist Rob Simonds playing the complete works for solo violin by Missy Mazzoli, followed by Nashville-based composer/pianist Cristina Spinei playing her chamber work Superstitions written for Nashville Ballet.
July 14: NouLou Chamber Players, a collective of local musicians, many of whom play in the Louisville Orchestra, play music of Rachel Grimes and Daniel Gilliam, with choreographer/dancer Ashley Thursby Kern.
August 11: Daniel Gilliam in conversation with Barbara Lynne Jamison, general director of Kentucky Opera, about opera’s role and relevance in contemporary society.
September 8: All of the Above, a chamber ensemble from Cincinnati, Ohio, featuring a new work by composer Evan Williams based on Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake.
November 10: A/Tonal Ensemble, a local ensemble that will present music influenced and inspired by the art at 21c Museum Hotel.
December 8: Daniel Gilliam in conversation with Douglas Shadle, assistant professor of musicology at Blair School of Music (Vanderbilt University), about the American orchestra landscape and it’s inherent challenges.