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Classics: Walton + Britten

Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

English aristocrats, the Sitwells, all but adopted William Walton in the 1920s. Façades was a succes de scandal with Dame Edith Sitwell’s recited verse accompanied by Sir Walton’s music… a sort of “Mary Poppins rap.” British society rightly felt it was being mocked… but in such an entertaining way! Teddy conducts the LO in a selection of favorites from this remarkable work. We also welcome the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich to our British-themed concert. Since his visit last season, Hadelich received a Grammy Award and has thrilled audiences in the U.S., China, and Europe as he continues to tour all over the world.

Revised program:

GEORGE HESPE:  Three Musketeers, Suite
GUSTAV HOLST:  St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2 Mvt. I “Jig”
WILLIAM BYRD/(arr. NICO MUHLY):   Miserere mei, Deus
BENJAMIN BRITTEN:  Violin Concerto, No. 1  / Augustin Hadelich, violin
ANNE CLYNE: Masquerade
HENRY PURCELL:  Pavan No. 1 in A Major, Z 748
GEORGE BENJAMIN:  Three Inventions for Chamber Orchestra, No. 2
DAVID BOWIE (arr. Abrams): Sweet Thing  / Scott Carney, vocals
WILLIAM WALTON:  Selections from Façades  / Chad Sloan, narrator

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Scott Carney, vocals
Chad Sloan, narrator

CONCERT TALK starts at 7PM :: Our featured guest is violinist Augustin Hadelich
Mary Anderson Room at the Kentucky Center; hosted by Alan Brandt from WUOL-FM.


Classics Series Sponsor: Brown-Forman
Concert Sponsor:  Commonwealth Bank and Trust


Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:00 pm
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Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States


Teddy Abrams