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CLASSICS: KENTUCKY SPRING — Festival of American Music I

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

23 FEB 2019 :: Performed as the full ballet, Appalachian Spring touches on the primal issues of marriage, survival, and eternal regeneration. The piece was commissioned and choreographed by the legendary Martha Graham and for the first time presented with NEW CHOREOGRAPHY by the talented Andrea Schermoly.

Plus The Way Forth, a new folk opera & film by Louisville native Rachel Grimes. Highlighting real and imagined perspectives of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to the present day, and inspired by a treasure trove of family photos, documents, and letters, The Way Forth sifts through familiar stories to explore lesser-told tales of the historically oppressed. Through music, voice, and film, the work honors the emotional legacies of the silenced and reflects on these parallel histories and their intersection with the surrounding Kentucky River landscape.

AARON COPLAND:  Appalachian Spring
RACHEL GRIMES: The Way Forth

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
dancers from the LOUISVILLE BALLET
ANDREA SCHERMOLY, choreographer
vocalists, musicians, and choir/ TBD
narrator/TBD

Details

Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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Conductor
Teddy Abrams