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LIVE ONLINE :: RAVEL and the POWER of BLACK MUSIC

Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:30pm

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27 MAR 2021 at 7:30PM EDT:: A central piece of Teddy Abrams’ tribute to the music of Black songwriters and composers, this program will be part of a larger exploration of the powerful and formative impact Black creativity has on American music.

Jazz excited musicians around the world and French composer Maurice Ravel was particularly drawn to the colors and rhythms of the sounds that were new in the 1920s. With a sophisticated approach to the use of jazz idioms in his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Ravel created one of the masterworks for the keyboard. Teddy Abrams will both play and conduct this work.

Maurice RAVEL:  Concerto for Piano in G Major
Traditional:  “Go Down Moses”
W.C. HANDY:  “The Memphis Blues”
FITZGERALD/JACQUET/THOMPSON:  “Robbins’ Nest”
REDDING/FRANKLIN:  “Respect”
THARPE:  “Strange Things Happening Every Day”
BROWN/ELLIS:  “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud”
FRESH/RICK:  “The Show”

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor and piano
JECOREY “1200”  ARTHUR, vocals and narrator
JD GREEN, vocals
CHANSON CALHOUN, vocals
JASON CLAYBORN, vocals

THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION ORCHESTRA SERIES
Spring 2021

Sponsored by the Association of the Louisville Orchestra

This performance will be available for on-demand viewing on FRI 09 APR – SUN 23 MAY

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