Fund for the Arts Showcase – Louisville’s popular arts scene
In January, I was invited as a media rep for Louisville Family Fun to experience the Fund for the Arts Showcase 2014 at the historic Brown Theatre on Broadway in downtown Louisville. I was honored to represent this website and bring you a synopsis of each arts experience that I saw and was overwhelmingly impressed with.
- Louisville Youth Choir sang “A Beautiful City”
- Louisville Orchestra String Trio performed Dances of Mozart and Schulhoff Season information here
- Kentucky Opera was represented with studio artists performing Oh Freedom! – spectacular! Information here
- Louisville Ballet enchanted the crowd, which had about 500 students from local schools in the audience, with the scene Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Season info here
- Kentucky Shakespeare wowed the crowd with a short scene from Hamlet. Did you know Kentucky Shakespeare is the longest (and oldest) running free Shakespeare festival in the U.S.? We talk about it in our 2014 Bucket List!
- Louisville Youth Orchestra String Trio performed Smooth Criminal – another moment of being mesmerized by the music- Show information here
- Actors Theatre of Louisville performed a scene from their current show Pirates of Penzance– View their calendar listing here
- Walden Theatre sent a message home to the audience through their powerful performance, HOME
- Lincoln Performing Arts School – Students from LPAS performed their Multiplication Table Dance, singing, “Multiplication is easy!”
- Andrea Davidson, a Louisville native, sang a beautifully written song with her guitar performance.
- A singing quartet brought the house down! A group made up of 4 area high school students – they’re called 2nd Chance – Wow! Love our youth! Check out the short video above of their performance of their “Motown Hits”
You can find more information about supporting the Fund for the Arts on their Facebook page and their website. I am amazed by the talent we have in our wonderful city of Louisville. I love our youth especially, and seeing them engaged in such positive ways through the arts is so refreshing! We have such a privilege to have such outstanding arts experiences in Louisville, KY! I hope you will find ways to expose your children and families to these awesome moments!
By guest contributor: Erin