Oct 152014

The Louisville Orchestra Pops! for October 18 will feature one Byron Stripling, who does a Tribute to Satchmo! (That’s Louis Armstrong to all you young kids.) That’s a challenge, as Armstrong was an innovator for years and blew the horn like no one else. At Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center. Tickets are $30 and up

Watch Stripling play “REag Tag” with a full orchestra:


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Oct 142014

The October Louisville Orchestra Classics presentation is “Carmina burana,” (Latin for “Songs from Beuern”), which will feature Carl Orff’s 1936 compositions for twenty-four of the poems in that collection. Also on the program is Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”; An arrangement by Teddy Abrams of Medieval Dance for Carmina burana’ Tallis’ “Spem in Alium”; Monteverdi’s “Sinfonia a 6” and “Magnificat a 6: Manificat” Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore V. Laudate Dominum”
and “The Shining Shore”; Shaw’s “Oculi Mei” and Kittel’s “Big Fiddle.” Featured performers are: Javier Abreu, tenor, Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster, Celena Shafer, soprano and Teddy Abrams, conductor. In Whitney Hall – Kentucky Center, on October 16 at 10:30 a.m. and October 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. To buy tickets, go to https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org

Sep 202014

The Louisville Orchestra’s season is well underway, with the September 25 edition of the Classics series, titled Gershwin & Copland, and featuring Kevin Cole on piano, Storm Large, soprano, and Teddy Abrams conducting. The program will consist of Richard Rodgers’ “Overture to Oklahoma!,” Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins,” George Gershwin’s “New York Rhapsody” and Aaron Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo.” The Coffee Concert will happen on September 24 in Whitney Hall at 10:30 a.m. The Classics Concert will be on September 25 in Whitney Hall at 8.pm. Tickets start at $15.00

A Courier-Journal video story about Teddy Abrams:


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Sep 172014

The Louisville Orchestra is getting ever more inventive in their presentations; the Brown-Forman L.O. WOW! Series show for Saturday, September 20, is Cirque de la Symphonie, which means you’ll get the LO plus aerialists, acrobats and strongmen (and women, presumably), doing their thing while the orchestra plays. Does that mean circus music? You’ll have to go find out. In Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center Tickets start at $20.

Sep 032014

“In some ways, Mahler, a conductor whose repertoire as a composer was limited because of his career, is an apt artist for this Fanfara. Abrams’ inaugural season comes nearly four years after the Louisville Orchestra filed for bankruptcy, followed by labor disputes and a dark season.” – Elizabeth Kramer, Lousiville Courier-Journal (article)
The new music director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, makes his first formal appearance on the stage of Whitney Hall on September 6, when the LO kicks off the season with the Fanfara! performance. To be featured in this highly anticipated event will be an original work by Abrams, “Overture in Sonata Form,” plus Gustav Maler’s Symphony No. 1, Titan. The new work was inspired by a Hammond organ Abrams discovered while working in April.

Here’s a video of Teddy Abrams LO interview”:

The Louisville Orchestra interview with Teddy Abrams, Music Director Designate from John Wheeler on Vimeo.


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Aug 102014

The recent news that the Louisville Orchestra had ended the season with a surplus was a pleasant surprise, given the manner years of deficits in the budget. Now the LO is taking it’s show on the road or at least to other parts of town, with a program called Music Without Borders. Michael J. Lambert has the story here.

Apr 072014

The Louisville Orchestra wraps up the 2013/2014 season  with a classic Classics show – Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1” and “Symphony No. 9.” Jorge Mester will conduct, with Kent Hatteberg as Chorusmaster. There will be two performances in Whitney Hall, the first on April 10, 10:30 a.m. and the finale on April 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Watch the LO perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7”:


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Mar 302014

Bob Bernhardt will conduct the Louisville Orchestra in a NightLites Insights program titled “Portrait Of Robert Schumann,” at the Brown Theatre on April 3 and again on April 4 at IUS. From the LO: “Robert Schumann was one of the most talented and revered men of his time – a masterful composer, powerful critic, husband to gifted pianist Clara, and mentor to a young Johannes Brahms.  Bob Bernhardt takes you inside Schumann’s complicated life, debilitating depression, and the music that continues to move us.” Tickets start at $20.