Opera and Musicians Agree on Carmen Performance Contract

The Kentucky Opera and the local musicians union have reached an agreement for this month’s performances of Carmen. Musicians from the Louisville Orchestra typically accompany the opera, but the musicians are at am impasse with orchestra management over a contract for the next season. Orchestra concerts have been canceled through November. The agreement secures 51 […]

Orchestra Concerts for November Called Off

The Louisville Orchestra’s season is another month shorter. Concerts for November will not be held as the musicians and management continue to negotiate a contract for the season, which was scheduled to begin Saturday. September and October concerts were previously canceled due to an impasse in the talks. Guest artists who were scheduled to appear with […]

Director Expects Agreement on Opera Musicians Today

An agreement between the Louisville musicians union and the Kentucky Opera for upcoming performances could be in place today. The opera typically hires musicians from the Louisville Orchestra, but orchestra management and players do not currently have a contract in place for the season. Orchestra concerts for this month and next month have been canceled. […]

Opera Director Discusses Talks for Carmen Musicians

The General Director of the Kentucky Opera is restating his promise to have live musicians for next month’s performances of Carmen. The opera uses musicians from the Louisville Orchestra, but the orchestra has no contract with its players. Concerts for September and October have been canceled. Some musicians who perform outside of the orchestra as Keep […]

Keep Louisville Symphonic Offers to Play With Opera, Director Says Talks Would Be “Presumptuous”

A group of Louisville Orchestra musicians has offered to accompany the Kentucky Opera’s performance of Carmen next month, but opera officials say any negotiations would be improper. The opera typically performs with orchestra musicians, but performances are in question due to the ongoing labor dispute between orchestra management and players. There is no contract in […]

Fischer Joins Talks as Orchestra Impasse Continues, Opera Performances in Question

The ongoing contract negotiations between the Louisville Orchestra musicians and management could affect other arts organizations. Both sides are unable to come to an agreement on the size and season length of the orchestra. This week, all concerts were canceled for September and October. That puts upcoming Kentucky Opera concerts in question. The opera performs […]

Kentucky Center President Debunks Myths

The President of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts spoke to the Louisville Downtown Rotary Club today about the center’s role in the community. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. (To listen to the entire presentation, click on Listen to the story.) Stephen Klein talked about how the Kentucky Center provides performance space to local […]

Arts Groups Offer Discounted Tickets Again This Season

Some Louisville arts groups say they will continue a program that offers discounted tickets to many performances. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Kentucky Center, the Fund for the Arts and its member groups launched the Arts Rush program in January. From then through the end of the season, the program sold more than 2,500 […]

Arts Groups Watch, Plan for Economic Fallout

Sure, the end-of-the-year holidays have significant meaning for different faiths, but this time is also when arts organizations take stock of their current season…and plan for the next. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports on how the current economy is factoring into what we might see and hear in the future. Summer’s high fuel costs and the […]