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SAT 14 MAY: FANTASTIQUE

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00pm

Event Description

A thrilling season finale! First, Louisville’s own KiMani Bridges, now attending the Burns School of Music at IU, graduated from Dupont Manual and is a rising young composer. Then, composer Adam Schoenberg brings us a world premiere with his Automation — a ground-breaking concerto for cello and pre-recorded cello, plus electronics and orchestra, and we close with the wild and virtuosic Symphonie fantastique.

Man vs. Machine. Link to more about Automation.
Automation is a commissioned work composed by Adam Schoenberg for cello, halldorophone, electronics, and orchestra with visual projections that features cellist Yves Dhar and a holographic AI counterpart interacting onstage with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra. Dubbed a “cinematic concerto” because it adds film-like elements to the traditional concert hall experience, Automation explores the complex relationship between man and machine, the intersection between acoustic and electronic music, and the overlap between film and concert music.

Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), YVES DHAR has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding to express his fresh and elegant interpretations. We are thrilled to have this rising superstar performing a groundbreaking composition. Link to learn more about Yves Dhar.

KiMani BRIDGES:  STATiC   (World Premiere/LO Commission)
Adam SCHOENBERG:  Automation   (World Premiere) LEARN MORE
Hector BERLIOZ:  Symphonie fantastique

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
YVES DHAR, cello

Link to ONE MINUTE PROGRAM NOTE

CONCERT TALK at 6:45PM • Free to ticket-holders
Come early to meet composer Adam Schoenberg. He talks about the making of Automation — a creative exploration of artificial intelligence in symphonic composition.
Sponsored by Louisville Public Media


SERIES SPONSORED BY THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION
CONCERT SPONSORED BY BROOKS AND MARILYN BOWER
NEW WORK SPONSORED BY RABBIT HOLE DISTILLERY

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Event Venue

Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States

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