Louisville Orchestra Presents Festival of American Music
Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra celebrate the glorious diversity of the past hundred years of New World composition with its Festival of American Music(March 19 -April 9). For the orchestra and its galvanizing young Music Director Teddy Abrams, this marks both an end and a beginning; the culmination of two seasons of thoughtfully stimulating programming in which new and homegrown music has played an increasingly central part, the Festival also represents the first installment of what is planned as an enduring annual tradition.
Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
Starring China Forbes and Thomas Lauderdale
Bob Bernhardt, conductor
The Festival opens with a performance by the Portland-based Pink Martini, which is now an international sensation. The group features sophisticated pop music, both original and covers of 50s "lounge" music. Further highlights include collaborations with DJ and electronica-influenced composerMason Bates and Chase Morrin, who joins the orchestra for the world premiere of his improvisatory new piano concerto; a bluegrass-inspired collaborative composition from Aoife O'Donovan, Jeremy Kittel, and Abrams himself; new music from young composers Samual Adams and Kentucky nativeRachel Grimes; jazz classics by George Antheil and Louis Prima; and canonical masterworks byAason Copland, John Adams and Charles Ives, whose music will be heard alongside some of thetraditional American songs that inspired it.
Single tickets range from $26-$75
For more information call 502-587-8681 or visit LouisvilleOrchestra.org