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L’Orchestre de Paris

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Daniel Barenboim, Conductor and Piano soloist Website: http://onct.toulouse.fr/en

A French mainstay of orchestra, the L’Orchestre de Paris leads French orchestras in repertoire.

Performance Date: March 22, 1985

L’Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse

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Michel Plasson, Music Director and Conductor; Katia and Marielle Lebeque, duo-pianos Website: http://www.sylviakersenbaum.com/

The preeminent orchestra of France, L’Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse is known for its dedication to French repertoire, including rare pieces.

Performance Date: November 19, 1985

La Boheme

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New York City Opera National Co.

La Boheme’s plot centers around a community of artists in Paris, particularly between the romantic relationship of poet Rodolfo and grisette Mimi. Like the parallel relationship of Rodolfo’s roommate Marcello and the beautiful Musetta, Mimi and Rodolfo’s love is not without conflict. At the end of the opera, however, they are united tragically as Mimi returns to the garret and dies there, surrounded by her friends. Musical devices emphazise the libretto, which consists of common language turned poetic.

Performance Date: February 22, 1990

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Website: http://www.zztop.com/

The most beloved of all African musicians, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has worked its musical magic around the world for more than three decades in performances and recordings that marry the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South Africa to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. Grammy Award winners for their own recordings, the ten-member group soared to even greater international fame with their performance on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and also when their music was included in the Disney film, The Lion King.

Performance Date: April 5, 2005

Lara St. John & Marie-Pierre Langlamet

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Website: http://www.parsonsdance.org/

Fresh from the success of their 2012 collaboration Bach Sonatascelebrated violinist Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will form a duo once again for a recording and tour featuring the works of Bach and Franz Schubert. Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.  Lara created her own record label, Ancalagon, in 1999, and has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, and The Knights, with which she won the Juno award in 2011 for her Mozart album.  Born in Grenoble, France, Marie-Pierre Langlamet received her first harp instruction at age eight and has been winning international acclaim since she was 15.  Among numerous other awards, she took first prize at New York’s Concert Artists Guild Competition and at the International Harp competition in Israel.

Performance Date: March 12, 2007; 2014

Las Cafetera and Orkestra Mendoza

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The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being forged right here in the US with Mexican-American communities emerging as hotbeds of musical creativity, blending upbeat styles that reflect shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting groups forging inspired new paths for Latin and Latin-American music. The infectious indie-mambo band Orkesta Mendoza mix a multitude of Latin styles like cumbia, merengue, and ranchera through a funky mambo and post-punk prism, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreate traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. Their rousing socially-conscious messages, in English and Spanglish, tell stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice, and had audiences dancing in their seats.

Performance Date: February 21, 2018


Le Grand Cirque

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Seen by enthralled audiences around the world, Le Grand Cirque is a jaw-dropping, visual feast filled with  breathtaking group acrobatics and white-knuckle stunts.  Firmly rooted in the timeless circus traditions of Russia, China, and Eastern Europe, the international company of champion acrobats and performers has been handpicked from around the globe for their death-defying abilities and precision skill.  The result is a fast paced, heart pounding spectacle that will astound you and keep the entire family on the edge of its seats!


Performance Date: February 19, 2010


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Website: http://www.balletfolkloricodemexico.com.mx/

Leahy is a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance, and vocals augmented by keyboards and percussion that leaves audiences breathless from the moment it hits the stage. At the center of this awe-inspiring, eight-member brother and sister act from Canada is the oldest brother, Donnell, who is known internationally as one of the best fiddle players on the planet. Be prepared for an unforgettable, toe tappin’, musical treat.

Performance Date: November 1, 2005

LeAnn Rimes

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with Owensboro symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Palmer as the music director and conductor

Get ready for a memorable Holiday evening with one of the biggest names in the world of entertainment today as LeAnn Rimes joins the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in a glittering musical celebration of the season. The beautiful young singer with the Patsy Cline twang and innocent girlish charm has captured the hearts of listeners around the world. Blue, her first major label recording came out in 1996, captured two Grammy Awards, and catapulted the thirteen-year-old from Jackson, Mississippi, to instant stardom. Since then, it has been one smash-hit album and single after another with sales now surpassing the 15 million mark. For this very special Holiday concert, LeAnn joins with the full symphony orchestra for a concert of your favorite Christmas music along with all of her biggest hits. This is a Christmas present you’ll love to give to someone special or to yourself.

Performance Date: December 6, 2004

Lee Ann Womack

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Website: http://www.muenchner-symphoniker.de/en

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack is one of the few women to ever win the prestigious Country Music Association’s Album of the Year. In this exclusive Norton Center concert, audiences will be up-close and personal with Lee Ann – no seat is more than seven rows back – in the intimate setting of the Weisiger Theatre while she performs her greatest hits and tracks from her new album, The Way I’m Livin’, an album made purely for the sake of the songs and the spark of the musical performances.

Since 1997, she has released 10 studio albums, won four Grammy Awards, including those for Best Country Album, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best County Collaboration, and Best Country Song, as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Country Music Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. Her hits include “I Hope You Dance,” “I May Hate Myself in the Morning,” “A Little Past Little Rock,” and “Why They Call it Falling.”

In early 2014 CMT aired a full episode of CMT Crossroads, pairing Lee Ann and John Legend together in concert and behind-the-scenes, that continues to be aired nationally.

Lee Luvisi, Piano

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The pianist Lee Luvisi was a student of Rudolf Serkin and Meiczyslaw Horszowski, and he could have made a major career as an independent artist or based at a highly visible Eastern conservatory. Instead, he returned in 1963 to his hometown of Louisville, Ky., where he became artist in residence at the Louisville School of Music. He also taught every summer at the Aspen Festival.

Performance Dates: November 24, 1996; November 9, 1980

Leontyne Price, soprano

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Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera.

Performance Date: April 15, 1988

Les Ballets Africains

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Website: http://www.kodo.or.jp/index_en.html

LES BALLETS AFRICAINS was formed in Paris in 1952 by distinguished Guinean choreographer, Keita Fodeba, who enjoyed the support of numerous African heads of state. Les Ballets Africains toured the world successfully until Guinea’s independence in 1958 when they were invited to become the country’s national ensemble. Between 1958 and the present day, Les Ballet Africains has visited the four corners of the earth sometimes remaining on tour for up to two years at a stretch. Whether in Sydney, Rio, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow or Los Angeles, their performance has always received a tumultuous acclaim, together with an open invitation to return.

Performance Date: March 30, 2004

Les Folies Russes

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Direct from Moscow, this is the stunningly beautiful show that has been called Russia’s answer tot he opulent productions seen around the world. Featuring fifty classically trained dancers in an unforgettable evening of twenty brilliant, show-stopping numbers with more than 1000 spectacular costumes, complete with fabulous feathers and furs and a cascade of colorful jewels and gemstones, Les Folies Russes is a spectacle not to be missed!

Performance Date: March 1, 2007

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

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50 years young… And still going strong. As illustrated throughout its history, Les Grand Ballets has remained loyal to the very essence of classical ballet since it was founded in 1957, and will continue exploring new territory for dance lovers both near and far.

Performance Date: January 26, 1980

Lexington Philharmonic with Five By Design

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It’s pure musical fun as the Lexington Philharmonic and Scott Terrell, the orchestra’s dynamic new conductor, join with vocal sensations Five By Design. Sold-out appearances with America’s top orchestras, including Minnesota, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Washington’s National Symphony have skyrocketed Five By Design to success as one of the country’s leading symphony pops artists and interpreters of the American popular song. So, get ready for an evening filled with the hit songs that you love from the Great American Songbook.

Performance Date: January 16, 2010

Lise de la Salle

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Website: http://www.rwb.org/moulinrouge

At age 24, Lise de la Salle has been playing the piano for twenty years and gave her first public concert, which was broadcast live by Radio France, when she was just nine. She has awed critics with her artistry and mesmerized audiences throughout the United States and Europe ever since. With a charming loveliness, de la Salle was also the subject of a multi-page feature in Vanity Fair Germany where they said, “An extremely personal beauty emanated from the pieces that she played. Lise de la Salle articulated all the voices with wonderful clarity and variety of expression.” Recognized as “a talent in a million” (Gramaphone), de la Salle has appeared for recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Luxemburg, Salzburg, New York (Carnegie Hall), St. Paul and Miami, among others. For her Norton Center Club Weisiger debut, Lise de la Salle’s recital will draw from her incredible sensibility for the French repertoire.


Performance Date: November 27, 2012

LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Amy Sky

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International superstar and multiple Grammy® Award winner Olivia Newton- John, Grammy® nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman, and SOCAN Award winner Amy Sky have an amazing gift for storytelling. Together, they share their individual and collaborative journey in a magical event where they perform eleven newly recorded songs from their new album, LIV ON. In this one of a kind performance, the audience walked the path of joy, laughter, and inspiration, finding amazement at the kinship generated by the experience. In addition to performing songs from the album, Olivia, Beth, and Amy performed together on some of each other’s best-known songs.

This inspiring project grew out of the three artists’ personal experiences with loss and illness, which they all survived, to “LIV ON” and celebrate each day with a depth of gratitude. “As a group, our intention with this album is to create songs with a message of compassion and hope,” said Newton-John. “They are for anyone facing a time of challenge in their life.”


Performance Date: October 15, 2017



London Brass

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Website: http://www.windquintet.com/en/

The players in London Brass are the best in their field and name among them principal horn of the Royal Opera House, principal trumpet with the Halle Orchestra, principal trombone of the Philharmonia Orchestra and have, between them, recorded on countless film soundtracks and toured with the likes of Tina Turner, Sting, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and many others.

Performance Date: October 25, 1995

London Follies

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Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 Follies, that aching paean to tarnished dreams and lost innocence set during the reunion of a bunch of Ziegfeld-style hoofers on the eve of the destruction of the theatre where they performed 30 years previously. It is a wholly unsentimental musical suffused in grief.

Performance Date: October 11, 1994

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