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Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto: Hilliard Lyons Coffee Concert

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The Louisville Orchestra presents
 Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Featuring Concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz as soloist with guest conductor Jayce Ogren


On Friday, January 12 at 11AM and Saturday, January 13 at 8PM the Louisville Orchestra, led by guest conductor Jayce Ogren, will perform Tchaikovsky’s passionate Violin Concerto featuring LO concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz, and Sibelius’ final symphony at the Kentucky Center. Single Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling 502.584.7777 or visiting LouisvilleOrchetra.org.

This concert highlights two masterpieces of radiant beauty. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius thought of his Symphony No. 7 as a “symphonic fantasy” and uses a theme he called “Where the Stars Dwell” that he repurposed from a tone poem that he never completed.  Tchaikovsky’s disastrous one-year marriage produced an extraordinary result, a violin concerto of remarkable beauty with both tenderness and fire. The Saturday Classics Concert audiences will also enjoy the Overture to Estrella De Soria by Swedish composer Franz Berwald.

Violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz joined the Louisville Orchestra as concertmaster (principal first violin) in 2016 and this marks his first major solo concerto performance in Louisville.

With mounting success in both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Jayce Ogren is building a reputation as one of the finest young conductors to emerge from the United States in recent seasons.  He has recently been named the new Artistic Director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia.


                    Franz Berwald   Overture to Estrella de Soria (Saturday performance) 

                        Jean Sibelius   Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky   Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin



The 80th Brown-Forman Classics + Hilliard Lyons Coffee Seasons

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto || 1.12 + 13.2018 || Jayce Ogren  || Gabriel Lefkowitz

War + Peace || 2.2 + 3.2018 || Teddy Abrams

The Planets: An HD Odyssey || 2.23 + 24.2018 || Thomas Wilkins

Kentucky Classics: Festival of American Music 1 || 3.24.2018 || Teddy Abrams || Lizzie No|| Tyrone Cotton Michael Cleveland

Play: Festival of American Music 2 || 4.6 + 7.2018 || Teddy Abrams || Jim James

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 || 4.27 + 28.2018 || Courtney Lewis  || Andrew Hsu

The Rite of Spring || 5.11 + 12.2018 || Teddy Abrams


January Snap Shot
1.12.18  ||  Hilliard Lyons Coffee || Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto || Kentucky Center || 11AM

1.13.18  ||  Brown–Forman Classics || Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto || Kentucky Center || 8PM

1.20.18 || LG+E Pops || Mambo Kings || Kentucky Center || 8PM

1.25.18 || LG+E Music Without Borders || Brahms Symphony #2 || Holy Spirit || 7:30PM

1.26.18 || LG+E Music Without Borders || Brahms Symphony #2 || St. Francis in the Fields || 7:30PM

1.27.18 || Neighborhood at the Ogle Center ||  Brahms Symphony #2 || Ogle Center at IUS || 7:30PM

2.2.18 || Hilliard Lyons Coffee  ||  War + Peace || Kentucky Center || 11AM

2.3.18 || Brown–Forman Classics || War + Peace || Kentucky Center || 8PM



The mission of the Louisville Orchestra is to change lives throughout our entire community as only the Louisville Orchestra can – by promoting a culture of music through outstanding performances + education. Our sponsors believe in this mission: The Louisville Orchestra is sponsored by the Fund for the Arts, The Kentucky Arts Council, and the Association of the Louisville Orchestra.
Brown-Forman sponsors the 2017/18 Classics Series. Hilliard Lyons sponsors the 2017/18 Coffee Series.
 Tafel Motors sponsors The Conductors Society Donor Lounge.  Treyton Oak Towers is a supporting sponsor of the Coffee Series.
To learn more about becoming a donor, contact Leslie Antoniel at 502.587.8681