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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces new season

Louisville, KY., – Called “genre-defying” by Time magazine, the Louisville Orchestra (LO) announced its 2019-2020 season, the sixth under the galvanizing leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams. The season concerts will feature innovative local and world premieres, collaboration with a renowned Gospel choir, a number of guest appearances by emerging stars in the orchestra world, and the culmination of a moving and powerful exhibit of violins rescued from the Holocaust. “We have a season-wide mission to combine cutting-edge projects with storytelling that connects with our shared human—and local—experiences,” Abrams said. “Some of our upcoming major projects include premieres of collaborations…


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LouisvilleKY’s orchestra announces Five Year Contract for Music Director Teddy Abrams

Louisville, KY -The Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors, together with CEO, Robert Massey, are pleased to announce an unprecedented 5-year contract to extend the term of Teddy Abrams as Music Director. This extension from the usual 3-year contract renewal shows the organization’s confidence in the artistic direction and creative vision of the young conductor. “We’re thrilled to make this extraordinary commitment to engaging Teddy until the 2024-2025 Season. His vision for the renaissance of the arts for our orchestra and our community is unique in the world,”  says John P. Malloy, President of the LO Board of Directors. Abrams was…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the sixth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art.  Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.” Back by popular demand, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill…


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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…


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Next installment of Harry Potter Film Concert Series to perform in LouisvilleKY in November

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Louisville Orchestra performing music from the film Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at KentuckyCenter.org (June 26, 2017 – Louisville, KY)… The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Kentucky Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, the Louisville Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor announces contest for free tickets to historic performance

Citizens urged to share life-changing experiences with music ahead of Michael Tilson Thomas concert on Saturday Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a contest to celebrate the Louisville Orchestra’s historic performance this week with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Tilson Thomas, also known as MTT, is the celebrated music director of the San Francisco Symphony. He will be among the most prominent guest conductors for the Louisville Orchestra since a mid-century visit by Shostakovich and Stravinsky, according to Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams. More about the concert, including ticket information, can be found at https://louisvilleorchestra.org. As part…


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LouisvilleKY’s big fireworks show goes local

Louisville, KY.  – 80 days and counting to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The Festival announced the theme of this year’s show and named the event’s sponsors at their headquarters this morning. This year’s theme – “Thunder: Local & Original” – is a nod to the show’s Louisville heritage. The theme will also help direct the fireworks soundtrack which will feature the music of Louisville and Kentuckiana natives.   “Going on the 28th year for the event, Thunder is a true Louisville original,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We couldn’t think…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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LouisvilleKY to honor David Bowie with Louisville Orchestra Concert

The Music of David Bowie A tribute to a musical legend Louisville KY (December 1, 2016)… The life and music of iconic rock star, the late David Bowie, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8pm at the Kentucky Center. The Louisville Orchestra will perform hits from his 40 plus years of diverse music making for what would have been his 70th birthday and the first year anniversary of the rock stars death. The Music of David Bowie, with lead singer Tony Vincent and conductor, Brent Havens takes you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic…


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Teddy Abrams is staying in LouisvilleKY

Louisville Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams – Youngest Music Director of a Major American Orchestra – Renews Three-Year Contract Louisville, KY (December 5, 2016) …The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Teddy Abrams – the “energetic young maestro” (New York Times) who at just 29 is the youngest Music Director of a major American orchestra – has renewed his contract for a further three years. Each season through 2019-20 he will not only conduct the orchestra for a full twelve weeks, but also undertake an additional six weeks of community engagement and administration – more than is offered by any other…