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The Louisville Civic Orchestra Presents Heroic & Unfinished: A Tribute to Healthcare Heroes

JC Phelps

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Concerts performed Sat., Feb. 4, 2023 & Wed., Feb 8, 2023

The Louisville Civic Orchestra (LCO), the city’s oldest continuously-performing orchestra, invites all to its “Heroic & Unfinished: A Tribute to Healthcare Workers” concerts on Sat., Feb. 4 at Springdale Presbyterian Church, 7812 Brownsboro Rd., and Wed., Feb. 8, in the Wyatt Center for the Arts at Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Rd.

Both performances are free and open to the public; all ages welcome.

LCO’s concerts, performed by an all-volunteer ensemble of amateur and professional musicians from our region, will highlight a brilliant but tragically unfinished masterpiece by Franz Schubert, his Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”. The concert features a composition hailed by many as one of the greatest musical accomplishments of all time—Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”, deemed his heroic symphony. Fittingly, LCO’s performances will help raise money for healthcare workers, modern-day heroes whose efforts serve all and whose work will always remain unfinished.

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“These masterpieces are synonymous with the transition from the Classical era of western music to the Romantic period, and seem to epitomize the ideals of the latter: a quest to embody, within music, the largest possible range of human emotion and experience,” said Jon Wysong, LCO’s Executive Dir. “Music has the capacity to inspire us. We hope these evocative symphonies might even lead you to consider what heroic work might be unfinished in your own journey.”

Register for Free Tickets

Please register to reserve free, in-person tickets in advance through the concert/event link on LCO’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LouCivOrch.

As part of LCO’s mission to remain a socially-conscious organization, 20 percent of all donations from these two performances will be gifted to Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

About the Louisville Civic Orchestra:

The Louisville Civic Orchestra (LCO), www.louisvillecivicorchestra.org, founded in 1915, is Louisville’s oldest continuously-performing orchestra, and has evolved into an extraordinary ensemble of roughly 60 local musicians from a true diversity of backgrounds. After more than a century of joyful music-making, the LCO remains a crucial pillar of the region's cultural landscape by offering a robust variety of high quality, zero-cost musical performances at venues all over the city, as well as by providing Kentuckiana's vast musical talent with an energized, engaging outlet in which to thrive artistically. The LCO is an inviting and socially conscious organization that welcomes new members and rehearses weekly at Springdale Presbyterian Church. For the latest news, events, and updates, find the LCO on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LouCivOrch) and Instagram (@loucivorch)

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