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The Speed Concert Series is presented with funds from the Hattie Bishop Speed Music Trust. For more than 65 years the Speed Concert series has presented classical music to Louisville audiences including highly acclaimed artists such as Emanuel Ax, Leontyne Price, Olga Kern, Dawn Upshaw, Alicia de Larrocha, Jessye Norman and Midori.

The Speed Concert Series 2015-2016

Mother Falcon with Ben Sollee
The Fall Migration

Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 – 7pm
W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre

In a partnership with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts we present Mother Falcon and Ben Sollee. Mother Falcon is an orchestral rock band from Austin, Texas, known for their wide-ranging instrumentation and collaborative songwriting. Formed by bandleader Nick Gregg in 2008, the group has grown to include a collective of up to twenty musicians playing strings, horns, guitars, and percussion.

Tickets: $20 Member/$25 Non-Member. Tickets will be available through The Kentucky Center at a later date. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information about Mother Falcon click here. For more information on Ben Sollee click here.





Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 – 7pm
St. John’s United Church of Christ in NuLu - 637 E. Market St.

Enjoy a cine-concert of the originally released 1922 silent film, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens. Director F.W. Murnau's chilling and eerie adaption of Stoker's Dracula is a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the vampire legend. The Louisville Orchestra’s very own Teddy Abrams, will compose and play an original score for cine-concert.

Tickets: $10 Member/$15 Non-Member/$5 Students. Click here to purchase tickets.




Nathan Gunn

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 – 7:30pm
University of Louisville
School of Music, Comstock Hall

Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet to name just a few.

Tickets: $15 Member/$20 Non-Member/$5 Students. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information about Nathan Gunn click here.




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