BEER WITH A SOCIALIST: The Louisville Orchestra’s free pre-season kickoff events include an All In vinyl launch party with beer at Gravely.


Just the other night while reading at home, I masterfully paired Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony with a St. Bernardus Tripel, pausing from the text every now and then to have a blissful Charles Emerson Winchester conducting moment.

Seeing as there is no conceivable danger of my being considered a role model for our nation’s youth, I can confide that even when I was under-aged, classical music has been a frequent accompaniment to the range of better beers passing through my life.

During these times, I’ve often imagined the classical repertoire in the setting of a tavern or public house, and actually experienced it on those occasions two decades ago when Sid King brought the Butthead Bass Quartet to Rich O’s.

Consequently, I’m very excited by the idea of two free LO kickoff events at Gravely Brewing Company.

ALL IN Limited Edition LP Launch Party

Wednesday 19 SEP at 7PM
Gravely Brewing — 514 Baxter Ave
Free admission

Join Teddy Abrams in a special pre-season kickoff party as Crosley presents a limited edition vinyl LP of the #1 Billboard Classical chart leader ALL IN. Enjoy music by the NuLu String Quartet and comments from Teddy about the LP and upcoming concerts. PLUS be the first to get your LP and to order your custom Louisville Orchestra turntable. A sample will be on display.

And this:

Wednesday 12 SEP at 7PM
Gravely Brewing – 514 Baxter Ave

Shifting to the great outdoors, there’ll also be a free LO concert with Joseph Mechavich conducting at the Iroquois Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.

More information here