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Beethoven’s Ninth & Teddy’s Tenth Celebration

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00pm

Event Description

Join us on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 8:00 PM in Whitney Hall for an evening that highlights the pinnacle of musical achievement and commemorates a significant milestone: the ten-year tenure of our visionary Music Director, Maestro Teddy Abrams. This concert, featuring Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125,” is a centerpiece of our season, celebrating not only the profound legacy of Beethoven but also a decade of transformative leadership and artistic innovation with Maestro Abrams at the Louisville Orchestra.

Under the baton of Maestro Teddy Abrams, together with the talented choir director Kent Hatteberg and the Louisville Chamber Choir, we are thrilled to present Beethoven’s monumental “Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.” This symphonic masterpiece, known for its profound depth and universal message of unity and joy, will feature four distinguished soloists: Marquita Richardson (soprano), Tammy Mumford (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Farrington (tenor), and Evan Hughes (bass). A masterpiece whose staggering influence can be heard throughout classical music, it concludes with the famous Ode to Joy, which powerfully calls for understanding, peace and universal goodwill.

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Louisville Chamber Choir, Kent Hatteberg, Artistic Director
University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale, Kent Hatteberg, Director
Youth Performing Arts School Concert Choir, Jacob Cook, Director
Members of Voces Novae, Angela Hampton, Director
Members of Christ Church United Methodist Church, Daniel Blosser, Director

Marquita Richardson, soprano • Tammy Mumford, mezzo-soprano

Nathan Farrington, tenor • Evan Hughes, bass


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony stands as a monumental beacon of hope, unity, and joy. Its opening movement, with its sense of mystery and anticipation, sets the stage for a journey through the myriad aspects of the human spirit. The second movement’s vigorous energy and the serene beauty of the third movement lead us to the symphony’s crowning glory, the “Ode to Joy,” where Beethoven’s vision of a world united in brotherhood is expressed with unparalleled musical force. This performance, under the guidance of Maestro Abrams, promises not just to showcase the technical brilliance of the musicians but to offer a message of hope and joy resonant with the spirit of our times.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 

I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile
IV. Finale


Before the concert, we invite our patrons to partake in a premier Gala event — a celebration of Teddy Abrams’ 10th Season with the Louisville Orchestra. This special occasion serves not only as a tribute to Maestro Abrams’ visionary leadership and artistic excellence but also as a vital fundraising event for the orchestra. Join us for an evening of elegance, music, and camaraderie, and be a part of supporting the future of the Louisville Orchestra. Click here to learn more.



Special thanks to our Sponsors:


Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Brooke Brown Barzun
Christina L. Brown
Owsley & Victoire Brown
Gill & Augusta Holland
James & Marianne Welch
William & Susan Yarmuth


Eleanor Bingham-Miller
Lee & Rosemary Kirkwood
Jim & Irene Karp
Nana Lampton
Jeff & Paula Roberts
Vivian Ruth Sawyer
Michael and Erin Trager-Kusman


Artistic Chairs

Jim James
Matthew Oberstein
Storm Large
Michael Tilson Thomas


Community Night

Frank & Paula Harshaw

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Event Venue

Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Performing Arts Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

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