The Louisville Orchestra presents four last songs as part of its 2015-16 Brown-Forman Classics Series season
The Louisville Orchestra led by Music Director Emeritus, Jorge Mester, will present Four Last Songs as part of the 2015/16 Brown-Forman Classics Series at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m.. This performance opens with Brahms’ emotional, Tragic Overture. Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs, a meditation on life and death, will feature soprano, Kelley Nassief. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
Soprano Kelley Nassief joins the Louisville Orchestra for Four Last Songs. According to the Leipziger Volkszeitung, “If the angels in heaven really sing, please let them do it like Nassief. Her voice combines the best of two worlds: It has bel canto size, warmth, and height, and yet is svelte, with a youthful sparkle.” Her critically acclaimed and exquisite performances on symphonic stages across the globe have established her as one of the world’s leading concert artists. For more information, please visit http://kelleynassief.com/.
Jorge Mester has long been considered an ardent champion of contemporary music. Mester has given more than 70 world-premiere performances. During his 12-year tenure as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra from 1957-1979, Mester made 72 world premiere recordings with the orchestra, a prolific achievement for both conductor and orchestra. Mester recalls, “It was an exciting challenge to find music deserving of a permanent record. During that time, I got an incredible overview of contemporary music around the globe.” For more information, please visit https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/about/conductors/jorge-mester-music-director/.
Single tickets range from $26-$75 and are available by calling 502.584-7777 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org. Subscription packages are still available by calling 502-587-8681 or visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org
The Louisville Orchestra 2015/16 Brown-Forman Classics Series:
Mass: September 26 & 272015 | Four Last Songs: October 9,2015 | Eroica: October 23 & 24, 2015 | The Bach Effect: November 6 & 7, 2015 | Rachmaninoff’s Second: January 8 & 9, 2016 | Brahms and Rachmaninoff: January 29 & 30, 2016 | An Orchestra and Ballet Collaboration: March 4 & 5, 2016 | Festival of American Music I: March 25 & 26, 2016 | Festival of American Music II: April 8 & 9, 2016 | Béla Fleck: April 29 & 30, 2016
For more information call 502-584-7777 or by visit LouisvilleOrchestra.org