The Louisville Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s “Eroica” with a world premiere by Four Community Collaborators

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Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, October 24 at 8  p.m.

Music Director Teddy Abrams and the Orchestra are joined by “community collaborators” from the local music scene for a world premiere of Louisville Concerto. Single tickets range from $26-$75 and are now available by calling 502.584.7777or by visiting louisvilleorchestra.org.

 

Teddy Abrams says, “The Louisville Concerto is not so much a piece I’ve written as it is a piece I coordinated.  We gathered four local musicians without regard to their genre– percussionist, Dani Markham; hip-hop rapper, JaLin Roze; folk/indie rock artist, Will Oldham; and bluegrass violinist, Scott Moore – and put them together to form a solo quartet. It’s almost as though it was a group concerto like Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Instruments.”

NEW FORMAT to the Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Concerts
Our most affordable concert series – and FREE Heine Brothers coffee makes it special.  The Friday, October 23 concert of “Eroica” will be the first of seven concerts in the series that will offer 70 minutes of the best symphonic music with no intermission.  Programs are slightly abbreviated from the full-length evening concerts.  The free pre-concert lectures, hosted by Classical 90.5FM, start at 10 a.m..

PROGRAM:
Beethoven      Wellington’s Victory, Op. 91 (Saturday evening concert only)

Arr. Abrams    Louisville Concerto with Collaborators: Dani Markham, JaLin Roze, Will Oldham and Scott Moore

Zappa         Peaches en Regalia
Roze           Ecstacy
Oldham     Ease Down the Road
Moore        Pharmaceutical Blues

Beethoven     Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)

“Wellington’s Victory” was written to celebrate the 1813 Battle of Victoria between the Duke of Wellington and Joseph Bonaparte.  The work incorporates popular music of the day including “God Save the King” and  “Rule Britannia” which made the small composition very popular for Beethoven.

Initially titled “Bonaparte” (before Napoleon took the role of Emperor), Beethoven’s “Eroica” was revolutionary in its time, actually transforming the genre with its grand scale and its depiction of the emotional state of the composer.

TEDDY ABRAMS
The award-winning composer Teddy Abrams returns for his second season as Music Director with the Louisville Orchestra. A highly applauded conductor, pianist, clarinetist, and composer, Abrams was recently named Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival. Additionally, he serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony and Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest. The unbelievably versatile musician was the youngest conducting student accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. Abrams, a devoted educator, has taught at many schools around the nation. For more information, please visithttps://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/media/teddy-abrams/.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
Drummer Dani Markham tours with the Grammy-nominated, percussion-centric alternative band, the Tune-Yards.  Rapper JaLin Roze has been described as “one of the most refreshing and downright talented artists we have not just in hip-hop, but in any genre today” (We Listen For You). Singer- songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) was named “the underground artist most likely to work his way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” (Independent, UK). And Singer, fiddler and guitarist Scott Moore, front man of the roots-y rock-n-roll band Niles Foley, impressed Leo Weekly as “Staggeringly versatile and talented.” Find full bios online at https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/eroica-media-kit-2/

The Orchestra is now accepting new and renewing subscriptions by calling502.589.8681 or by visiting LouisvilleOrchestra.org.

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The Louisville Orchestra is dedicated to connecting to a broad diverse audience by creating engaging and relevant programs and performing in a multitude of venues.

The Louisville Orchestra 2015/16 Brown-Forman Classics Series

Four Last Songs: October 9,2015  | Eroica: October 23 & 24, 2015 |  The Bach Effect: November 6 & 7, 2015 | Rachmaninoff’s Second: January 8& 9, 2016  |  Brahms and Rachmaninoff:  January 29 & 30, 2016  |  An Orchestra and Ballet Collaboration:  March 4 & 5, 2016  |  Festival of American Music I:March 25 & 26, 2016  | Festival of American Music II:  April 8 & 9, 2016  | Béla Fleck: April 29 & 30, 2016

 This concert is made possbile by the support of Brown-Forman and Treyton Oak Towers.

Continual support provided by The Fund for the Arts, The Kentucky Arts Council, Metro Louisville, The Kentucky Center and WUOL Classical 90.5FM.

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