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 […]

Ballet Making Cuts, Selling Building to Overcome Debts

Like many other arts organizations, the ballet has suffered from rises and falls in ticket sales, donations and corporate sponsorships in the last few years. The company’s next season will feature four shows, rather than five, and at least two dancers have been cut. The ballet is also selling its building to the Fund for the Arts, then leasing it back.

‘Nutcracker’ Performances Begin In Louisville

Louisville Ballet performances of the Brown Forman Nutcracker begin Saturday, December 4 and continue through December 19 at the Kentucky Center.Nutcracker in a Nutshell will be staged at 2:00 and 7:00pm Saturday, December 4 at the Louisville Palace.

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 […]

Ticket Sales Rise Sharply for Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker

The Louisville Ballet closed the first run of its new production of The Nutcracker yesterday, after more than a dozen performances. And it produced some surprising results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after the economy took a nosedive last year, the Louisville Ballet had its lowest selling production of The Nutcracker. And it had to […]

High Hopes are on Louisville Ballet's New Nutcracker

This weekend, the Louisville Ballet raises the curtain on a ballet that has been two years in the making. A newly designed and choreographed version of “The Nutcracker.” And, as WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports, the company has a lot riding on the success of a ballet that’s more then a century old. In 1892, The […]

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 […]