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… Continue reading Fischer Joins Talks as Orchestra Impasse Continues, Opera Performances in Question
As the ballet faces its future, it’s dealing with a choice many performing arts organizations are struggling with…modern or classic.
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.
Artistic Director Bruce Simpson will serve as interim executive director until the ballet board hires a replacement.
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.
The 2010-2011 season of the Louisville Ballet opens this weekend with the classical ballet Giselle. A special 9/11 tribute before Saturdays performance will feature armed forces, police, fire and emergency service personnel.
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… Continue reading Kentucky Center President Debunks Myths
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… Continue reading Ticket Sales Rise Sharply for Louisville Ballet's 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… Continue reading High Hopes are on Louisville Ballet's New Nutcracker
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… Continue reading Arts Groups Offer Discounted Tickets Again This Season