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Teddy Abrams & Louisville Orchestra Stage Free Outdoor Concert in Iroquois Amphitheater (Sep 24) to Kick Off Inclusion-Focused 2021-22 Season Celebrating Composers of Color,[...]

September 17, 2021

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Louisville Orchestra (photo: Frankie Steele)

'A model for other orchestras, large and small, across the country.'

- San Francisco Classical Voice on the Louisville Orchestra

Now in its eighth season under the inspired and inspiring leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, the Louisville Orchestra launches its 2021-22 season with a free outdoor concert in Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater that reflects the season's programming priorities, most importantly that the orchestra be a channel for creating a stronger community (Sep 24). That priority is also reflected in the theme of inclusion the season is built around. With more than 45 scheduled performances in and around Louisville, season highlights include six world premieres; works by composers of color and women composers of three centuries; a three-part festival of Latin American music featuring world premieres by Angélica Negrón and Dafnis Prieto; and the first concert in a multi-season series exploring Black and Jewish music. A major highlight of the season is the worldpremiere of Abrams's Piano Concerto, written for and featuring acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang. Also featured are the world premieres of Adolphus Hailstork's Fourth Symphony and a Louisville Orchestra commission from rising young Louisville composer KiMani Bridges, a new edition of the popular 'Teddy Talks…' series deconstructing Schubert's 'Great' Symphony No. 9, performances of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians and the group composition The Blue Hour at Old Forester's Paristown Hall, and much more. Complementing these offerings are pops concerts with music of John Williams, ABBA and Elton John; and family concerts including Peter and the Wolf and the Jingle Bells holiday program. Attendance at all performances in the 2021-22 season is subject to currently recommended COVID-19 safety protocols.

Free Outdoor Season Kickoff Concert in Iroquois Amphitheater, plus 'Gospel at the Symphony'
Louisville native Valerie Coleman, whose UMOJA, Anthem for Unity is featured in the first Classics series concert, also wrote Fanfare for Uncommon Times, the opening work-in its second performance, following the world premiere this past June-of the Louisville Orchestra's free season kickoff concert at the Iroquois Amphitheater (Sep 24). Also on the program, Daniel Gilliam, a composer, performer, Director of Radio at Louisville Public Media, and a program host on 90.5 FM WUOL Classical Louisville, makes his Louisville Orchestra debut with A New River. Abrams's composition Schubertiade features concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz and assistant concertmaster Julia Noone as soloists and serves as a sneak preview of the 'Teddy Talks Schubert' concert in October. Cellist Ethan Murphy, the 15-year-old first place winner of the annual Louisville Orchestra Young Artist Competition, will be presented in his Louisville Orchestra debut, performing a selection from Édouard Lalo's Cello Concerto. Rounding out the program are audience favorites like the 'Mambo' from West Side Story, the 'Main Title' theme from Star Wars, Ernst Toch's Circus Overture and much more. Masking and proof of vaccination are mandated for admission to the Iroquois Amphitheater. As Abrams says of the concert:

'There is so much artistic, overflowing creativity that we wanted to give to the community. After a year like this, people deserve something that really, really expands and inspires their minds and souls. So, we went all-out.'

Another special event added to the regular programming this season happens in February, when Abrams conducts the program 'Gospel at the Symphony' with special guests pianist Harry Pickens and the St. Stephen Church Choir (Feb 12). The program opens with Duke Ellington's New World A-Comin', a work for piano and orchestra mixing jazz, gospel, blues and West Indian dance with traditional symphonic music. As Ellington says about the piece in his biography: 'I visualized this new world as a place in the distant future, where there would be no war, no greed, no categorization, no non-believers, where love was unconditional, and no pronoun was good enough for God.' Also featured is the world premiere of composer Adolphus Hailstork's Fourth Symphony. Hailstork, a former student of Nadia Boulanger who turns 80 this year, titled the symphony SURVIVE; the first movement, 'Still Holding On,' which references some of the motives found in William Grant Still's pioneering Symphony No. 1 ('Afro-American'), was premiered by the commissioning Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2019. The rest of this special Louisville Orchestra program is devoted to the rousing gospel music of the celebrated St. Stephen Church Choir, singing repertoire ranging from traditional to modern.

Opening night: A Concert for Unity
Throughout his tenure as Music Director, Abrams has envisioned the Louisville Orchestra as a focal point, an artistic home inclusive of the entire population of the city. The suffering of the community following the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor in early 2020 and the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests inspired numerous orchestra events, and the goal of being a healing force in the community inspired the 2021-22 theme of inclusion. In keeping with that theme, the Classics series opens with 'A Concert for Unity' (Oct 2), featuring Valerie Coleman's celebrated UMOJA, Anthem for Unity. Coleman, a native of Louisville, was named Performance Today's 'Classical Woman of the Year' for 2020, and UMOJA was named one of the 'Top 101 Great American Ensemble Works' by Chamber Music America. Also featured on the concert is a roster of local guest artists performing world premiere songs that reflect on the past year. They include Katie Peabody performing a song by singer-songwriter Will Oldham, a/k/a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy; Peter Searcy, a veteran of Louisville's post-punk scene; guitarist Scott Smith performing a song by himself and cellist Ben Sollee; frequent Louisville Orchestra collaborator and Louisville Metro Councilperson Jecorey Arthur, who livestreamed a concert with the orchestra earlier this year charting the history of Black music in America; singer-songwriter Carly Johnson; composer and horn player Tyler Taylor, writing on a text by Tytianna Wells, the young CEO and Founder of Honey Tree Publishing; and Joseph Dunn, a funk and soul keyboard player who leads Louisville's Joe Dunn Band. Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony brings this landmark Louisville concert to a close.

Yuja Wang Plays Abrams
The Financial Times says of Yuja Wang: 'Her combination of technical ease, colouristic range and sheer power has always been remarkable … but these days there is an ever-greater depth to her musicianship, drawing you into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy.' Formerly a classmate of Abrams at the Curtis Institute of Music, she appeared with the orchestra in 2017 - the same year she was named 'Artist of the Year' by Musical America - to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a rapturously received performance of Rachmaninoff's Fourth Piano Concerto. She performs the world premiere of Abrams's new Piano Concerto, written expressly for her, on a program that also includes Rachmaninoff's Tchaikovsky-inspired Symphony No. 2 (Jan 8).

Festival of Latin American Music
The inaugural edition of the Louisville Orchestra's Festival of American Music prompted Arts-Louisville to conclude: 'The orchestra, specifically this orchestra, is a living, breathing, evolving, and relevant art form.' This season's festival looks south to Latin America: joining the orchestra for the first of the two concerts (March 5) will be the salsa band People of Earth, performing the world premiere of the Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra by Grammy- and MacArthur Fellowship-winning Cuban composer Dafnis Prieto, co-commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra. Also on the bill is a world premiere commission from Puerto Rico native Angélica Negrón, and those two new commissions are balanced by a Louisville Orchestra commission from almost 70 years ago: Villa-Lobos's evocative overture Alvorada na floresta tropical. Latin American music as filtered through the imagination of Leonard Bernstein completes the program in the form of the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

The second program of the Festival (March 12) includes two Latin American-inspired works by North Americans: Copland's El Salón México, a tribute to a Mexican nightclub he experienced in the company of Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, and Gershwin's Cuban Overture, written after a two-week stay in Havana. Two Mexican works, Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2 and José Pablo Moncayo's Cumbres, the latter another early commission by the Louisville Orchestra, are also on the program, along with Concertino Cusqueño by Gabriela Lena Frank, a 21st-century exponent of Latin American sounds who often draws inspiration from her mother's Peruvian heritage. The Coffee Series version of this concert, taking place the day before at 11am, also includes Clarice Assad's Nhanderú.

Reclaimed Treasures: Connections Between Black and Jewish Music
On April 30, Abrams and the orchestra give a performance exploring the commonalities between Black and Jewish music, the first in a projected multi-season series. Featured on the concert is violinist Julia Noone, assistant concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, performing Korngold's D-major Violin Concerto. Also on the program is the Louisville Orchestra-commissioned Notturno by Ernst Toch, who, like Korngold, fled his native Austria after the rise of the Nazis but whose fame did not survive his transplantation to the U.S. Crowning the program, the Louisville Chamber Choir and soloists to be announced perform the spectacular oratorio The Ordering of Moses by R. Nathaniel Dett, one of the first conservatory-trained Black musicians in the U.S. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory and with Nadia Boulanger at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, before earning his Master of Music degree from Eastman. The oratorio, considered his greatest work, was premiered by the Cincinnati Symphony during the May Festival in 1937 and broadcast nationwide, which may have marked the first network broadcast of a major work by a Black composer; unfortunately, the broadcast was interrupted two-thirds of the way through for an unknown reason, speculated to be listener complaints.

Fantastique: KiMani Bridges world premiere plus Adam Schoenberg
The orchestra's season finale (May 14) features a Louisville Orchestra-commissionedworld premiere by KiMani Bridges, a freshman at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Winner of several young composer competitions, including the 2020 G. Schirmer Prize, established to recognize students in Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid's Luna Composition Lab, Bridges will also have her work performed in the 'Celebrating Young Talent' concert on the Music Without Borders series (see below). Also on the program is the world premiere of Automation by Adam Schoenberg, an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer who has twice ranked among the top 10 most performed living composers in the U.S. Featuring cellist Yves Dharamraj, Automation is a double concerto for cello, pre-recorded digital cello and orchestra that also incorporates multimedia visuals. Rounding out the season finale program is Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

Teddy Talks: Schubert
The popular 'Teddy Talks…' series focuses in 2021-22 on Franz Schubert's 'Great' Symphony No. 9, which marked a revolutionary advance in terms of length, complexity, and formal and harmonic innovation (Oct 30). Now entering its fourth season after a hiatus for the pandemic, the 'Teddy Talks…' series is a natural development of Abrams's engagement with the Louisville community and his insistence on making the orchestra and its music accessible to all. He provides the audience with a window into the mind of the composer, entertainingly deconstructing the music before reassembling it in a full performance after an intermission. According to Arts-Louisville, his exposition of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony made 'a good case against the decline of classical music,' leaving the critic 'absolutely enthralled.'

Rounding out the Classics Series
The Classics series also includes three concerts featuring guest conductors. 'Schumann & Brahms' (Nov 20) will be led by Edwin Outwater, former Music Director of Canada's Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and former resident conductor at the San Francisco Symphony, who Michael Tilson Thomas called 'one of the most innovative conductors on the scene today.' Featured in Schumann's Piano Concerto is Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, praised by the Los Angeles Times as 'one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet.' Also on the program are an overture by Louise Farrenc, a relatively unsung composer who was the only woman appointed as professor at the Paris Conservatory in all of the nineteenth century; Lutosławski's Little Suite; and Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn.

Conductor Rei Hotoda, the Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic called 'an inexhaustible dynamo' by Spokane's Spokesman-Review, leads a program (Jan 29) juxtaposing Respighi's Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome with Beethoven's Eighth Symphony and Lili Boulanger's D'un matin de printemps ('Of a Spring Morning'). Finally, rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward, recently named Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, leads violinist Benjamin Beilman - praised by the New York Times for his 'handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence' - as soloist in Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, along with Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade and Kanashibari by British composer Hannah Kendall (April 2). Heyward's debut with the Seattle Symphony in 2019 included the U.S. premiere of another of Kendall's works, and he conducted the U.S. premiere of Kanashibari with the same orchestra this past spring.

The Louisville Orchestra's Classics Series is made possible by the generous support of the Brown-Forman Foundation.

Music Without Borders Series
The Music Without Borders series, which takes the orchestra and Abrams's creative programming out of the concert hall and into the community, showcases Louisville Orchestra musicians as featured performers this season. An Abrams-led program titled 'Backward Glances' (Oct 14-16) focuses on music by twentieth-century composers who took their inspiration from the past. The Capricorn Concerto for flute, oboe, and trumpet, an early work by Samuel Barber, shows the strong influence of Bach, and features Kathleen Karr, Alexander Vvedenskiy and Alexander Schwarz, the orchestra's principal flute, oboe and trumpet respectively. Erwin Schulhoff's Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra is modeled after the Baroque concerto grosso, but inverts the ratio of winds to strings; it features Louisville Orchestra concertmaster and assistant concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz and Julia Noone, principal viola Jack Griffin, and principal cello Nicholas Finch. Rounding out the program is Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, which marked the beginning of his neoclassical period. Gabriel Lefkowitz also leads a fall program of 'Baroque and Classical Jewels' (Nov 11-13), featuring music by Rameau, Vivaldi, and Bach, as well as Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony. The program again features Karr and Finch, as well as assistant principal cello Lillian Pettitt, flutist Jake Chabot, and Lefkowitz himself as soloist on Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.

Abrams takes the podium once again for the program 'Celebrating Young Talent' (Jan 20-22), featuring pianist Michelle Cann - who made her orchestral debut at age 14 - performing Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, as well as the Louisville Orchestra-commissioned work that KiMani Bridges wrote in her first year out of high school, also programmed in the Classics series. The program is rounded out by Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.

The final concert in the Music Without Borders series, 'Concierto de Aranjuez' (Mar 25-27), is conducted by Kalena Bovell, Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony. The performance includes the beloved Rodrigo piece that gives the program its name, performed by guitarist Stephen Mattingly, a founding member of the Tantalus Quartet who directs classical guitar studies at the University of Louisville, and Bizet's Suite No. 1 from Carmen. Echoing the just-completed Festival of Latin American Music, Ginastera's Variaciones concertantes, a mini concerto for orchestra, completes the program.

Adventurous Programming at Old Forester's Paristown Hall
The Louisville Orchestra also continues its series of innovative and non-traditional performances this season at Old Forester's Paristown Hall, the venue for last season's innovative LOVE (Louisville Orchestra Virtual Edition) livestreams, which earned recommendations from both New York magazine and the New York Times. The fall program comprises Steve Reich's seldom-performed hour-long Music for 18 Musicians, one of the touchstones of the minimalist style (Oct 9). Then in the spring the orchestra performs a milestone group composition titled The Blue Hour. Using texts from American poet Carolyn Forché's acclaimed poetry collection of the same name, the work is composed by a Who's Who of today's female composers and some of the orchestra's favorite past collaborators: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. Reviewing Forché's book, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette seemed to predict this future use of the text, describing it as 'polyrhythmic, multilingual poetry, best understood…in the hearing,' and 'musical rather than discursive in manner,' concluding the collection to be 'a tactile, empathic equation of our lives and the lives of strangers' (Feb 19).

Pops and Family Favorites
Pops concerts this year, with principal pops conductor Bob Bernhardt leading the orchestra, include a Prohibition-themed program, Holiday Pops, and music of John Williams, ABBA, and Elton John. Family concerts include a holiday Jingle Bells program, the beloved classic Peter and the Wolf, and a Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra-style 'Exploring the Orchestra' program.

For a complete schedule of the Louisville Orchestra's 2021-22 season, visit: https://louisvilleorchestra.org/

About the Louisville Orchestra
Established in 1937 through the combined efforts of Louisville mayor Charles Farnsley and conductor Robert Whitney, the Louisville Orchestra is a cornerstone of the Louisville arts community. With the launch of First Edition Recordings in 1947, it became the first American orchestra to own a recording label. Six years later it received a Rockefeller grant of $500,000 to commission, record, and premiere music by living composers, thereby earning a place on the international circuit. In 2001, the Louisville Orchestra received the Leonard Bernstein Award for Excellence in Educational Programming, presented annually to a North American orchestra. Continuing its commitment to new music, the Louisville Orchestra has earned 19 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, and was also awarded large grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the National Endowment for the Arts, both for the purpose of producing, manufacturing and marketing its historic First Edition Recordings collections. Over the years, the orchestra has performed for prestigious events at the White House, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and on tour in Mexico City, and their last two albums for the Decca Gold label, All In (2017) and The Order of Nature (2019) - the latter launched with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - both topped the Billboard Classical and Crossover charts. The feature-length, Gramophone Award-winning documentary Music Makes a City (2010) chronicles the Louisville Orchestra's founding years, and in spring 2018, Teddy Abrams and the orchestra were profiled on the popular television program CBS Sunday Morning.

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Louisville Orchestra: 2021-22 Classics, Music Without Borders, and Coffee Series
Except where noted, all concerts take place at 8pm at the Kentucky Center for the Arts

Sep 24
Free Outdoor Season Kick-off Concert
Iroquois Amphitheater
Teddy Abrams, conductor
VALERIE COLEMAN: Fanfare For Uncommon Times
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
TEDDY ABRAMS: Schubertiade (Gabriel Lefkowitz and Julia Noone, violin soloists)
DANIEL GILLIAM: A New River
COPLAND: Danzón Cubano
GINASTERA: Estancia
LALO: Cello Concerto in D minor, movement 3 (Ethan Murphy, cello soloist)
DETT: 'Juba' from In the Bottoms
TOCH: Circus Overture
BERNSTEIN: 'Mambo' from West Side Story
JOHN WILLIAMS: 'Main Title' from Star Wars

Oct 2
Classics Series
'A Concert for Unity'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
VALERIE COLEMAN: UMOJA, Anthem for Unity
Local guest artists: world premiere songs reflecting on the past year
Will Oldham: 'Thick Air' (Katie Peabody, vocals)
Peter Searcy: 'Tearing Apart'
Ben Sollee & Scott Smith: 'Hand on Me' (Scott Smith, vocals)
Jecorey Arthur: 'Mo(u)rning'
Carly Johnson: 'Simultaneous Combustion'
Tyler Taylor (text by Tytianna Wells: '…Do you wanna know?')
Joseph Dunn: Schnitzelburg Waltz
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 ('Pathétique')

Oct 9
Old Forester's Paristown Hall
STEVE REICH: Music for 18 Musicians

Oct 14-16
Music Without Borders Series
'Backward Glances'
Oct 14: Margaret Comstock Hall
Oct 15: The Jeffersonian
Oct 16: Indiana University Southeast
Teddy Abrams, conductor
BARBER: Capricorn Concerto for flute, oboe, and trumpet (with Kathleen Karr, flute; Alexander Vvedenskiy, oboe; Alexander Schwarz, trumpet)
SCHULHOFF: Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Orchestra (with Gabriel Lefkowitz and Julia Noone, violins; Jack Griffin, viola, Nicholas Finch, cello)
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite

Oct 30
Classics Series
'Teddy Talks Schubert'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C ('The Great')

Nov 11-13
Music Without Borders Series
'Baroque and Classical Jewels'
Nov 11: The Jeffersonian
Nov 12: St. Francis in the Fields
Nov 13: Indiana University Southeast
Gabriel Lefkowitz, conductor and violin
Nicholas Finch and Lillian Pettitt, cellos
Kathleen Karr and Jake Chabot, flutes
RAMEAU (arr. d'Indy): Overture to Zaïs
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for two recorders, violin and continuo
MOZART: Symphony No. 35 ('Haffner')

Nov 20
Classics Series
'Schumann & Brahms'
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
FARRENC: Overture No. 2, Op. 24 in E-flat
SCHUMANN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Little Suite ('Mała suita')
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a ('St. Anthony Variations')

Jan 7 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Yuja Wang Premieres Abrams Concerto'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
TEDDY ABRAMS: Piano Concerto (world premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 in E minor (selected movements)

Jan 8
Classics Series
'Yuja Wang Premieres Abrams Concerto'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
TEDDY ABRAMS: Piano Concerto (world premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 in E minor

Jan 20-22
Music Without Borders Series
'Celebrating Young Talent'
Jan 20: Adath Jeshurun
Jan 21: TBD
Jan 22: Indiana University Southeast
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano
KIMANI BRIDGES: New work (world premiere, LO commission)
GERSHWIN: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

Jan 28 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Pines of Rome'
Rei Hotoda, conductor
BOULANGER: D'un matin de printemps ('A Spring Morning')
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Jan 29
Classics Series
'Pines of Rome'
Rei Hotoda, conductor
BOULANGER: D'un matin de printemps ('A Spring Morning')
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Feb 12
Special Event
'Gospel at the Symphony'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Harry Pickens, piano
St. Stephen Church Choir
ELLINGTON: New World A-Comin'
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK: Symphony No. 4 (world premiere)
TRADITIONAL: 'Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow'
KEVIN JAMES: 'Worthy of All of the Praise'
TRADITIONAL: 'God is Worthy'
JASON CLAYBORN: 'You're All I Need'
TRADITIONAL: 'Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around'
RICHARD SMALLWOOD: 'Anthem of Praise'
CHRISTOPHER J. WATKINS: 'This Praise'
TRADITIONAL: 'Done Made My Vow'

Feb 19
Old Forester's Paristown Hall
RACHEL GRIMES, ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN, SHARA NOVA, CAROLINE SHAW, SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER: The Blue Hour

March 4 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Festival of Latin American Music 1'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
People of Earth
VILLA-LOBOS: Alvorada na floresta tropical ('Dawn in a Tropical Forest')
DAFNIS PRIETO: Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission)
ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN: New work TBA (world premiere, LO commission)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

March 5
Classics Series
'Festival of Latin American Music 1'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
People of Earth
VILLA-LOBOS: Alvorada na floresta tropical ('Dawn in a Tropical Forest')
DAFNIS PRIETO: Concerto for People of Earth and String Orchestra (world premiere, LO co-commission)
ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN: New work TBA (world premiere, LO commission)
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

March 11 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Festival of Latin American Music 2'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
COPLAND: El Salón México
GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Concertino Cusqueño
MONCAYO: Cumbres
CLARICE ASSAD: Nhanderú
ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture

March 12
Classics Series
'Festival of Latin American Music 2'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
COPLAND: El Salón México
GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Concertino Cusqueño
MONCAYO: Cumbres
ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture

March 25-27
Music Without Borders Series
'Concierto de Aranjuez'
March 24: The Temple
March 25: The Jeffersonian
March 26: Indiana University Southeast
Kalena Bovell, conductor
Stephen Mattingly, guitar
BIZET: Suite No. 1 from Carmen
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes

April 1 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Sheherazade'
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
HANNAH KENDALL: Kanashibari
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade

April 2
Classics Series
'Sheherazade'
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
HANNAH KENDALL: Kanashibari
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade

April 30
Classics Series
'Reclaimed Treasures'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Julia Noone, violin
Louisville Chamber Choir
TBD, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Baritone
TOCH: Notturno, Op. 77 (LO commission and premiere in 1954)
KORNGOLD: Concerto for Violin in D
DETT: The Ordering of Moses: A Sacred Oratorio for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra

May 13 at 11am
Coffee Series
'Fantastique'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Yves Dharamraj, cello
ADAM SCHOENBERG: Automation (world premiere)
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (selected movements)

May 14
Classics Series
'Fantastique'
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Yves Dharamraj, cello
KIMANI BRIDGES: New work (world premiere, LO commission)
ADAM SCHOENBERG: Automation (world premiere)
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

All dates, programs, and artists are subject to change.

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