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.
FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC I
Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, clarinet soloist and conductor
Aiofe O'Donovan, vocalist
Jeremy Kittle, violin
Louis Prima: Sing, Sing, Sing
George Anthiel: A Jazz Symphony
Sam Adams: Radial Play
Rachel Grimes: Book of Leaves: "My Dear Companion," "Corner Room," "Mossgrove"
O'Donovan/Kittle/Abrams: Bull Frogs Croon
Ives: Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Award-winning composer Teddy Abrams returns for his second season as Music Director with the Louisville Orchestra. A highly applauded conductor, pianist, clarinetist, and composer, Abrams was recently named Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival. Additionally, he served as the Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony and Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest. The unbelievably versatile musician was the youngest conducting student accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. Abrams, a devoted educator, has taught at many schools around the nation.
Single tickets range from $26-$75
For more information call 502-587-8681 or visit LouisvilleOrchestra.org