Music eX Series

The mission of The Music eX Series

  • To eXplore different repertoire and composers ranging from the Baroque era to the current days.
  • To eXpress the composer’s and musician's musical intentions.
  • To eXemplify the outstanding quality that the University of Louisville School of Music has to offer.
  • To create a new musical eXperience for new audiences which will reconnect them to classical music.

All proceeds benefit string and piano student Scholarships


  • Tickets $25
  • Student tickets $5
  • School of Music Students Free (University of Louisville Music Majors may present their Music Major Card and receive a free ticket.)

To purchase a subscription to The Music eX Series, please call 315.521.1623 or to donate to the string or piano scholarship fund at the University of Louisville School of Music office, please call 502-852-6907.

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Covid-19 attendance policy 

  • All concerts will have a required online sign-up process on
  • Proof of vaccination is required at the door for each concert.
  • Seating will be limited in all concert halls with prearranged spacing to allow for physical distancing.
  • All who enter the Music building, for any reason, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth completely at all times.
  • Regardless of one’s vaccination status, we expect that anyone feeling unwell on the day of an event will refrain from attending so as not to risk their own health or the health of others
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2021-2022  Music eX season presents:(All performances will take place in Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music.)

September 24, 8 PM

Romantic Masterworks featuring Mihai Tetel,cello


 Join us for our season opener as world-renowned cellist Mihai Tetel joins UofL faculty members, violinist, Geoffrey Herd and pianist, Anna Petrova for a thrilling evening of chamber music.

Dvorak: Silent Woods
Amy Beach: Romance
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Beethoven: Ghost Trio

December 12, Cancelled

Carr-Petrova Duo “Stories and Dreams” featuring UofL faculty 

 Storytelling is primeval. It has accompanied the human existence for centuries as an essential tool for explaining the mysteries around us and weaving our dreams into the fabric of the communal memory. “Stories and Dreams,” a program comprised of newly-commissioned, cross-genre works paired with staples of the classical repertoire, invites you to join in this ageless tradition and let the imagination run wild.

Clara Schumann: Violin Romances
Michelle Ross: “Where Things Weigh Nothing at All”
Franz Schubert: transcription of Die Erlkönig and Ständchen
Remy Le Boeuf: “A Whole New World”
Schumann: Piano Quintet


May 1, 3 PM

Jinjoo Cho, violin with UofL faculty

 Violinist Jinjoo Cho, winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition and Professor at McGill University joins UofL faculty for spectacular evening of chamber music.


October 10, 3 PM

 JP Jofre “Hard Tango”


Get ready for an evening of soulful melody and rhythmic verve as JP Jofre, world-renowned composer and bandoneon player, joins UofL faculty for his quintessential “Hard Tango.”





March 4, 8 PM

 Andrew Staupe, piano with UofL faculty 

Concert pianist and University of Houston Professor Andrew Staupe performs a unique solo/chamber recital filled with great music from the late Renaissance through the 20th century! Beginning with one of the earliest virtuoso keyboard variations from the English Renaissance, to fiery solo works of Spanish Impressionism and Russian Romanticism, the profoundly lyrical Fantasy by Clara Schumann, and a monumental and rarely-played Piano Trio by Camille Saint-Saëns, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy!

John Bull (1562-1628): Walshingham Variations, from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book I    
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): El Corpus Christi en Sevilla, from Iberia                            
Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Fantasy on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20     
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Fantasy in b minor, Op. 28                                          
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 92                            

November 14, 3 PM

 Geoffrey Herd, violin Anna Petrova, piano

Join UofL faculty members, Geoffrey Herd and Anna Petrova, for an evening of lush romanticism and fiery virtuosity.

Beethoven: Sonata No. 10
Ysaye: “Ballade”
Strauss: Sonata



March 25, 8 PM

Russian Splendor 

 Explore two different takes on romanticism as Dror Biron, Geoffrey Herd, and Paul York perform Shostakovich’s youthful Piano Trio No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio in A Minor.

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50