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New Lens with Kaitlyn Raitz

We are proud to continue our collaboration with 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville to present a free series of concerts called New Lens. We’ll explore diverse and intriguing sounds and ideas in new music, art and society. On December 12th, New York-born Nashvillian Kaitlyn Raitz will perform her debut album, “Me, Myself, Myself, and I,” with her experimental cello quintet.

New Lens is free, but seating is limited and a ticket is required by visiting Eventbrite.

Raitz’s debut solo album “Me, Myself, Myself, and I” was born out of her time in isolation during the pandemic. Struggling to find inspiration and purpose amidst a world with no live music or collaboration, she set a goal of composing and releasing one cello ensemble composition a month. “I’ve learned a lot about myself as an artist and human being over the pandemic, the least of which is that the act of playing for an audience is such an important part of why I play music,” Raitz admits. “I really value the impact my music has on other people. Being able to release one of these tunes every month feels like a mini-performance. It has been scratching that same itch as performing live.” These pieces combine the technical and extended techniques of contemporary classical music with with folk and pop melodies and chord progressions, solidifying her place among the ever expanding group of innovative cellists around the world.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, grab a cocktail and view the current exhibitions at 21c Louisville or visit Proof on Main to enjoy some culinary artistry. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Concerts will be held in the museum’s atrium.

Providing a safe event for artists, attendees and staff is our top priority. We will require that all attendees wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test to enter these events.

New Lens is made possible with support from Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

About Louisville Public Media
Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported not-for-profit corporation serving our community with three distinct public radio stations and an investigative unit: 89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming; 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city’s only classical music radio station; 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres; and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.

Louisville Public Media is also a proud member of the Kentucky Public Radio Network and manager of the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional journalism collaborative reporting on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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