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February 2019

CLASSICS: KENTUCKY SPRING — Festival of American Music I

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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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, choreographer in residence at Louisville Ballet. 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…

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March 2019

CLASSICS: THE JAZZ INFLUENCE — Festival of American Music II

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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09 MAR 2019 ::  George Gershwin brought jazz to the concert hall with his seminal Rhapsody in Blue. With Teddy Abrams at the piano and on the podium, the Louisville Orchestra explores the influence of jazz in classical music. GABRIEL EVENS:  Run for It TYSHAWN SOREY: For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield   GEORGE GERSHWIN:  Rhapsody in Blue MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor and piano MEASHA BREUGGERGOSMAN, soprano ANSYN BANKS, trumpet CRAIG WAGNER, electric guitar…

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CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERTO #1

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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30 MAR 2019 :: Elegant, insightful, balanced and brilliant, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is captivating! Russian composers Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Shostakovich (1906-1975) were a generation apart but their passion for their homeland, its people and music, pulses in every beat of these two magnificent works. GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ:  Polish Overture PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:  Piano Concerto No. 1 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 10 ANDREW VON OEYEN, piano FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG, conductor Series Sponsored by: Brown-Forman

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April 2019

CLASSICS: TEDDY TALKS BRAHMS

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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27 APR 2019 :: In the second of his one-piece programs, Teddy Abrams deconstructs and explores the miraculous structure of final symphony of Romantic Era German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). JOHANNES BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 4 TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Series Sponsored by:  Brown-Forman Concert Sponsored by: Susan Casey Brown

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May 2019

CLASSICS: BEETHOVEN’S 9th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Louisville, 40202 United States
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11 MAY 2019 :: Conceived on a gigantic scale, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an exaltation of the ideal of universal brotherhood. In his only symphony to use a chorus and vocal soloists, Beethoven traced the line from anguish to joy, and from doubt to hope. In addition, Teddy Abrams has created a song cycle for soprano and full orchestra that will premiere at this performance. ABRAMS:  A Song for End Times BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9  ("Choral") TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor Soloists…

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