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Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:00pm

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THU 25 JUN at 8PM :: Enjoy the Louisville Orchestra on the air!

Classical 90.5 FM WUOL presents a broadcast series of past LO performances on Thursdays at 8PM hosted by Daniel Gilliam.

“FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC” — This week’s broadcast concert of the Brown-Forman Classics Series is a program combined from two concerts that were performed on  Saturday, February 23, 2019, and Saturday, March 9, 2019, at The Kentucky Center, Louisville KY.

Program Highlights: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Teddy Abrams as soloist and conductor; World-premiere performances of Rachel Grimes’ The Way Forth and Tyshawn Sorey’s For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield.


Aaron COPLAND:  Appalachian Spring 

Rachel GRIMES: The Way Forth
….. Got Ahold of Me
….. Postcard from Pauline
….. Patsy
….. Sisterhood of Man
….. Red House School
….. The Hysterical Society
….. Nowhere on Earth
….. There Is No Other
– Pause –
….. The Spells
….. Fontaine Ferry
….. For So Long
….. Dix River Doxology
….. Dolly
….. Bill of Sale
….. End of Dominion
….. Sara
….. A New Land

Gabriel EVENS: Run For It [World Premiere • LO Commission]

Tyshawn SOREY:  For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield [World Premiere • LO Commission]

George GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody in Blue

TEDDY ABRAMS, piano soloist and conductor
Soloists from The Way Forth
…Timbre Cierpke, harp + soprano (Woman/Pauline/Sister/Wife/Pee Wee Queen)
…Scott Moore, violin + vocalist
…Erica Pisaturo, violin
…Laura De St. Croix, viola
…Charlie Patton, cello
…Cecilia Huerta-Lauf, cello
…Aaron May, double bass
…Rachel Grimes, piano + vocalist (Margaret/Daughter/Sister)
…Martha Neal Cooke, vocalist (Patsy)
…Jecorey Arthur, percussion + vocalist (Frederick/Henry)
…Stephen Webber, actor + vocalist (Nephew/Carney/Son/Orator/Man/Preacher)…
…Doris Smith, vocalist (Dolly)
…Sadie Dunn, soprano (Elizabeth)
…Mara Miller, alto
…Tim Roscoe, tenor (Abraham)
…Benton Quarles, bass
…Joe Manning, vocalist (Hoy)
…Laquida Garner, vocalist (Sara)
…Catharine Axley, film co-director, creator + editor

Soloists from Run for It
…UofL Student Jazz Quintet: Blase Groody, tenor saxophone • Isaac Stephens, trumpet • Chad O’Brien, trombone • Jailynn Lake, bass • Pedro Augusto, drumset

Soloists from For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield
…Ansyn Banks, trumpet
…Craig Wagner, electric guitar

Special thanks for the continued support of:

The Fund For the Arts  |  Humana Foundation  | Brown-Forman Foundation  |   Kentucky Arts Council  |  Baird  |  The National Endowment for the Arts   |  Lee and Rosemary Kirkwood |  Blue Grass MOTORSPORT  |  Harshaw Trane  |  Metro Louisville |  Republic BankUnited Mail

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