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The Louisville Orchestra opens its 2012-13 subscription concert season Friday night at the Brown Theatre with a performance of Dvorak’s “Seventh Symphony,” with Peter McCaffrey appearing as soloist for Saint-Saens’ “Cello Concerto No. 1.” The orchestra skipped a year of playing last season amid a protracted effort to downsize the symphony and its payroll, but now has a one-year contract in place and will try again to celebrate its 75th season. Concert-goers, at least, should be happy to see the ensemble back in action. The Saint-Saens concerto is a favorite of virtuoso cellists, venturing from bottom to top of the instrument’s register. It is written without breaks between the three movements, and flies at the end. Jorge Mester conducts. —Bill Doolittle