Louisville is a city of legacies. From Hillerich & Bradsby to Evan Williams & beyond, we are home to incredible companies & organizations that have endured a century of change (or more) & continued to thrive.

Among them is the Louisville Civic Orchestra, originally the Young Men’s Hebrew Association Symphony founded in 1915, who have been bringing incredible music to the citizens of Louisville for over 100 years!

Their membership includes an all volunteer group of both professional and amateur musicians who are passionate about “bringing a high quality, communal, musical experience” to the people of our city. Their principal conductor, Jason Hart Raff, graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with degrees in cello & Spanish. He went on to graduate studies in conducting at the University of Tennessee & now serves both passions as a Spanish interpreter and translator for the Kentucky Court of Justice while conducting with LCO!

This month, LCO presents two FREE…yes I said FREE…presentations of Mozart’s “Requiem”, featuring various professional and regional vocalists, including soprano Juliana Moura, alto Rebekah Bortz Hardin, tenor Mark Aaron Kano, baritone Eric Brown, and Bellarmine University’s Oratorio Society chorus.

The location of each concert is intentional, with the goal of making the performances accessible to audiences in different parts of the city, from Shawnee to Butchertown. The orchestra is for everyone & the aim to ensure there are no barriers to people enjoying this incredible work.

The first concert is Saturday, February 23rd from 7-10PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church (1406 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206). You can reserve your seat for this free performance by CLICKING HERE.

The second concert will be held on Sunday, February 24th from 2:30-5:30PM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (3511 Rudd Ave, Louisville, KY 40212). You can grab seats to this concert by CLICKING HERE.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience a live orchestra perform one of the epic compositions in the history of performance art, this is your chance.

Come as you are. Come for the music. The Louisville Civic Orchestra exists for you.

Image Courtesy of LCO

To learn more about the Louisville Civic Orchestra, future concert dates, or auditions, visit them online HERE.

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