The Louisville Orchestra is one of several top-notch arts organizations in Kentucky. It was founded in 1937 and today remains one of the jewels in the crown of Louisville’s art scene. The 71-member full-time ensemble presents a number of concert series throughout its season, including outdoor summer concerts (2010 featured Brahms symphonies), the WOW! multimedia series, a stunning Pops series with many big names in rock and pop, and more.
The orchestra also regularly performs with the Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet. In 2010, the documentary “Music Makes A City” documented the formative years of the Louisville Orchestra and its impact on the community..
Louisville Orchestra Information
- Performance Venues: The Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall (501 W Main St.); Brown Theatre (315 W Broadway); Louisville Palace (625 S 4th St.); and Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast (4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, IN).
- Public Transportation: Varies based on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Performance schedule varies, with most concerts being on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
- Admission: Single tickets $20-$75. $10 Student Rush tickets available 20 minutes before performance for many concerts.
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
- Subscription/Memberships: 10-concert “Classics Series” subscriptions range from $207-$612; 6-concert series start at $117.50. Numerous special subscriptions available for other types of series, including Pops and family concerts, as well as custom “Compose-Your-Own” subscriptions. Subscriber benefits include open rehearsal invitations, easy ticket exchanges, 10% off additional single tickets, lost ticket replacement, and overall savings of up to 25% off regular ticket prices.