THE 2012-2013 KENTUCKY CENTER SEASON


 This season, The Kentucky Center is offering something for everyone. The 2012-2013 Kentucky Center Presents season includes comedy and film, dance and world music, jazz, blues, classical, pop and more, including world renowned classical musicians with the Russian National Orchestra.  Joined by world class conductor Patrick Summers and pianist Daniil Trifinov, the Orchestra will present a diverse program including Smetana, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, and are sure to blow away American audiences.
To keep patrons in the loop and updated, The Kentucky Center will be releasing four quarterly calendar brochures outlining our most current show schedule, more often. Check the website at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents for a preview of what’s to come later in the year and to purchase tickets.
As always, patrons are encouraged to become Kentucky Center Members for the best chance at getting choice seats. For as little as $100 (tax-deductible contribution), Members get benefits like great “Members-only” seats that are held back from the general public up to two weeks before the performance, “buy before the public” pre-sale opportunities for most PNC BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE shows, waived handling fees on all performances purchased through the Member Hotline and 15% discounts on select shows.  For a complete list of benefits, visitwww.kentuckycenter.org/content/downloads/MembershipBenefits.pdf.
Following is the 2012-2013 Kentucky Center Presents season. All tickets go on sale August 17 unless otherwise noted.  Please remember that new shows and concerts are added to our schedule throughout the season; the surest way to know everything going on at The Kentucky Center is to visit our website atwww.kentuckycenter.org/presents. While there, you can sign up for The Kentucky Center eClub and get a monthly calendar emailed directly to you.
 
Thrivals and IdeaFestival present
Pentatonix
Wednesday, September 19, 8 p.m. 
Bomhard Theater

Tickets                                                  
$27.50
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
A cappella sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Named after the world’s most widely recognized five-note musical scale, this vocal quintet, including Owensboro native and Governor’s School for the Arts alumnus Kevin Olusola, has transformed one of pop music’s purest and most soulful expressions into an exciting future, filled with limitless sonic possibility. Pairing their intricate arrangements with cleverly re-imagined pop songs, Pentatonix have quickly cultivated a sound and style that is entirely unique and undeniably infectious.
 
The Kentucky Center and IdeaFestival present
Richard Kogan: Kogan on Beethoven
Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m. 
Bomhard Theater

Tickets                                      
            $25
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
This Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Juilliard-trained concert pianist explores the connection between music, medicine and the mind. Kogan’s presentations are a hit with IdeaFestival audiences, and he’s returning to the IdeaFestival stage for the second time. Illuminating insights are guaranteed.
 
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Tuesday, October 2, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
KentuckyShow! Theater
Tickets                                                  $9.50
The Kentucky Center joins venues on six continents and over 250 cities for this incredible festival of short films, and YOU get to be the judge. Over 100,000 people will share one remarkable film experience, viewing ten of the year’s finest short films by some of the world’s most exciting directors, and then voting on the winners. Take part, and let your voice be heard.
Contains mature content.
 
Antibalas
Wednesday, October 3, 8 p.m. 
Bomhard Theater

Tickets 
                                                 $22.50
Fourteen musicians, one goal:  to get you out of your seat. This Afrobeat collective, whose name means “bulletproof” in Spanish, combines Latin, jazz, funk, and African rhythms, creating music that sets fire to imaginations (and feet). Bring your friends and come dance with us.
 
Presented by Woodford Reserve Craft Bourbon of Brown-Forman
Reinventing Radio
An Evening with Ira Glass
Saturday, October 6, 8 p.m. 
Brown Theatre   

Tickets
 start at $30
Find out how the wildly popular radio program “This American Life” is created, and how Glass and his staff push the envelope to find such amazing stories.
 
91.9 WFPK Presents
Alabama Shakes
With special guest Fly Golden Eagle
Monday, October 8, 8 p.m.
Brown Theatre
Tickets                                      $25
In the past year, this edgy Southern quartet has hooked listeners in the U.S. and abroad. Their debut album, Boys & Girls, blends traces of Motown and Muscle Shoals with incendiary Punk energy.
 
Zakir Hussain (tabla)
With Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri)
Friday, October 12, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater

Tickets  start at 
$32.50
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
A classical Indian percussion virtuoso, Zakir is in-demand whether selling out solo shows at Carnegie Hall or touring with World Fusion pioneers like Béla Fleck, Mickey Hart and John McLaughlin. www.zakirhussain.com
 
LEO A Little Off Center
Anjelah Johnson
Friday, October 12, 8 p.m.
Brown Theatre

Tickets                                      
$29.50
“Sacurrrrity!” Ever since Anjelah Johnson’s “Nail Salon” and “BonQuiQui” videos went viral, the California comedienne and actress has slayed audiences with her astringent brand of unfiltered, outrageous humor.
 
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m.
Whitney Hall

Tickets
 start at $22.50
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
“Using the arts to ignite the mind!” This is the mission of the new Dance Theatre of Harlem, on tour for the first time since its 2004 hiatus. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., DTH rose from modest beginnings to become a major force in contemporary dance, theatre and arts education. With new artistic direction, dancers and choreography, DTH is poised to help define the meaning of ballet in the 21st century.
 
Over the Rhine
With Special Guest
Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater

Tickets  start at
 $27.50
Intimate and introspective, the music of husband-and-wife duo Over the Rhine illuminates the dark corners and quiet struggles of human relationships.
 
Yum! Family Series Program
Direct from Beijing, The People’s Republic of China
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China
Performing Cirque Chinois
Mr. Mei Yuezhou, Director
Mr. Ai Bing, Deputy Director
Sunday, November 25, 7 p.m.  
Brown Theatre

Tickets start at 
$15
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
This award-winning ensemble, a favorite at international festivals, delivers spellbinding acrobatics, theatrics, music and dance. The troupe is famed for its unique acts, including awesome feats of juggling, trapeze work and contortion. ASL will be offered at this performance. Reservations must be made two weeks prior to show or the service will be cancelled. 
 
LEO A Little Off Center
Seth Rudetsky
Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show
Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater

Tickets                                      
$25
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
Call him “obsessed,” but Broadway fans can’t get enough of Seth’s neurotic nit-picking! Host of “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway” on Sirius/XM radio, Rudetsky wows listeners with his knowledge of Broadway theater history and trivia. Want more? This rising star’s got his own YouTube channel where he deconstructs the vocal performance of Broadway’s biggest stars and is set to launch his own reality talk show.
 
Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble
Trey McIntyre Project & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Saturday, December 8, 8 p.m.
Brown Theatre

Tickets start at 
$25
Kentucky Center Member discount available on this show
Feel the heat as one of the hottest companies in contemporary dance and some of NOLA’s finest musicians bring the iconic culture of New Orleans to life in movement and sound.
“An artistic triumph.” The Times-Picayune

Event Details

Date: Sep 22, 2012
Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Address
The Kentucky Center
501 West Main Street
Louisville, Ky

Website: www.kentuckycenter.org/presents
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