New Lens


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.

2020 Lineup
April 5POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD: Featuring “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by Joel Thompson (for a chorus of tenors and basses, strings, and piano) a setting of the last words of unarmed black men before they were shot or killed by the police.

June 7 POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD: Bourbon Baroque, an ensemble that typically focuses on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performs the music of American minimalist icon Philip Glass.

August 9: Brooklyn-based piano trio Longleash explores the emotional resonance of presence and absence, and the liminal states in between in afterimage. Six contemporary works for trio render these themes in both acoustic and digital sound worlds, and through alternately delicate, dynamic and poignant forms of sonic beauty.

September 20: NouLou Chamber Players perform music by Mexican composers, along with a dialogue about US-Mexican relations.

New Lens is made possible with support from Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey