WOW – 1,400 middle school students filled the Brown Theatre this week to watch kids just like them perform live on stage. That’s right. The Louisville Youth Orchestra played Copland, Sibelius and Shostakovich while the audience sat mesmerized and jumped to its feet for a full five minute standing ovation. This historic concert launched a new partnership we have with Ben Sollee and the LYO. Ben visited several schools this week with his famous “wooden box” cello in tow. Ben turns every classroom into an exciting learning environment and leaves the students wanting more. How exciting is that!

Walk with me now and get a sneak peek into this truly historic concert by watching this weeks video blog.

It is that time of year!  Our fabulous Cultural Partners have been working hard to develop the most creative environment for your child to thrive in this summer.  View a listing of 2013 Arts and Culture Summer camps on our website today!

Know any young professionals looking to develop leadership opportunities and grow their community involvement?  Tell them to apply for NeXt!

Do you know a young person looking to advance a talent in dance, theatre or music in a higher learning environment?   Ask them to apply for the 2013 Whittenberg Scholarship!

Upcoming Events:

Now – April 6 Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio Louisville Visual Art Association

Now – April 7 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville

Now – May 5 Matthew Ronay Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Now – May 19 Kentuckiana Sublime: Harland Hubbard and New Perspectives on Nature Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

March 27 OPEN DOORS Installation Unveiling “Music of My Soul” Louisville Visual Art Association at Kentucky Center 5 pm

March 28 – 29 Music Unwound Louisville Orchestra

March 30 The Indigo Girls Louisville Orchestra

April 1 – 5 School’s Out, Drop In Art Workshops Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 1 – May 6 Introduction to Glassblowing with McKinley Moore Louisville Visual Art Association

April 2 – 7 Memphis PNC Broadway in Louisville

April 4 – 5 Beethoven Pastoral Symphony Louisville Orchestra

April 5 First Friday Trolley Hop

April 5  – June 16 Bluegrass Bourbon: By the Bottle/By the Ounce Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 9 Fiddles, Fifes and Founding Fathers Louisville Orchestra

April 12 KMAC Couture Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 12 – 28 Another Cocktail Dear? Bunbury Theatre Company

April 12 – 13 Breaking Ground Louisville Ballet

April 12 & 14 Benjamin Britten War Requiem Choral Arts Society

April 13 BY-BUY-BYE Art Sale and Art Auction Louisville Visual Art Association

April 19 BYU-Idaho Symphony Band Free Concert at St. Stephen Baptist Church

April 19 Charpentier: Te Deum, Gounod: Messe Solennelle “St. Cecilia”  Louisville Chorus

April 21 Introduction to Millinery: Fascinator Class with Sarah Havens Louisville Visual Art Association

April 22 – 26 In Celebration of Shakespeare and Why Shakespeare Walden Theatre

April 25 – 26 Pictures & Painters Louisville Orchestra

April 27 The Music of The Who! Louisville Orchestra

April 28 Pops Concert Louisville Youth Choir

April 28 And They’re Off! Louisville Youth Orchestra

May 11 – 18 Charlotte’s Web StageOne Family Theatre

Ongoing Artebella Louisville Visual Art Association

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Kentucky Opera

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at PNC Broadway in Louisville

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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