By Seiler Smith

Louisville’s weather has convinced many people to stay in the comfort of their own homes wearing a pair of warm sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt. But if you can brave the cold and don some casual attire, the Louisville Orchestra will be playing with world-class pianist Chu-Fang Huang on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 15-16) in Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall.

Huang has been a rising star since being named a finalist in the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition. Now 29, Huang has toured the globe, playing in more than seven countries and in prestigious places such as the Louvre, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and the Kennedy Center in the Young Concert Artists roster.

Music director emeritus Jorge Mester will lead the orchestra, and Huang will perform one of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos, “No. 18.” Two other pieces on the bill include “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and “Symphony No. 6” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Thursday, Jan. 15, concert will be held at 10:30 a.m., and Friday’s show will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here or by calling 584-7777.

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