Monday, July 7, 2008


I went to my first ROARchestra performance this weekend, what a special evening. The Louisville Orchestra sounds wonderful at the zoo. The weather behaved and while it was a little warm, the crowd seemed pleased to be out on a July night.

The opening act was the 113 Army Band. They were a wonderful addition playing patriotic favorites as well as some big band era tunes.

Baritone, Lewis Washington joined the LO for some selections. He seemed to interact with the musicians and Bob Bernhardt very well, and he sounded wonderful singing Aaron Copland.

There was a bit of confusion at the end of the evening when some thought there would be fireworks. Unfortunately, the fireworks scared the animals in the past, and for their benifit, the LO & the Zoo staff thought it would be best that the pyrotechnics were left to the waterfront.

The next ROARchestra concert is Saturday, July 12 and will feature the Contours (Do you love me??). You can win tickets by going to

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