CLASSIC FILM + MUSIC: Battleship Potemkin

A world-premiere film to accompany classic music — and next — a world-premiere soundtrack to accompany a classic film. Teddy Abrams and the LO bring you a concert event in collaboration with the Speed Cinema with film and live music at the Kentucky Center.

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN is a seminal film of Soviet propaganda created in 1925 that portrays the “Bloody Sunday” massacre of the 1905 Russian revolution. Film director Sergei Eisenstein pioneered video and editing techniques inspired generations of filmmakers in the B&W silent film. Teddy, together with Nathan Farrington and Sebastian Chang, have created a new and affecting soundtrack score that includes the work of 20 different classical composers from J.S. Bach to Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Debussy and Stravinsky. It’s a “top hits” of traditional classical music for the listener but, when tied to the powerful and dramatic film, these classics offer a new and deeper impact.

LES UTILS du JEU (“The Tools of the Game”) is a world-premiere documentary that celebrates a local sports legacy: the Louisville Slugger! Set to the music of Claude Debussy’s Jeux (“Games”), the film follows the journey from forest to baseball diamond of the famed Louisville Slugger bats. This lyrical and fascinating film was created by award-winning filmmakers Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson as a commission of the Louisville Orchestra.  Made possible by the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

SAT 25 FEB at 8PM  :: $55 – $27
Kentucky Center
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Les Utils du Jeu (“The Tools of the Game”):  DEBUSSY:  Jeux
Battleship Potemkin:  World-premiere score including works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Debussy, Stravinsky and many others.


Saturday’s concert is presented by Brown-Forman Corp. and sponsored by Speed Art Museum

Additional support is provided by Classical 90.1 WUOL