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Louisville Ky’s Forecastle Festival announces new lineup additions

Over a Dozen Acts Join The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie and More LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival has added over a dozen acts to its three-day music celebration, including electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory, Dan Auerbach-fronted The Arcs, Americana genre benders Pokey LaFarge, beatmaster Baauer and more. Now in its 14th year, Forecastle Festival will take place July 15–17, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Of note, Teddy Abrams, Music Director for the Louisville Orchestra, joins the lineup and will curate a special Louisville-centric showcase with artist collaborations, orchestral arrangements and more. The youngest music director in the orchestra’s 78-year history, Abrams…


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Louisville Ky’s Central High School to host King Concert

Louisville, KY (January 5, 2016) … The Louisville Orchestra, under the direction of Teddy Abrams, will perform a concert in Honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 7PM at Central High School in Louisville. This concert is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Seating is general admission. Transportation support to this performance is offered by TARC. For discounted fare, call TARC at 502.585.1234. The performance is made possible by generous support from LG&E and annual grant support from the Fund for the Arts. Pre-concert performances by members of  the “West Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Ankles Away, Lincoln Crossing, Cards, Cats, Tops and Teddy

I’m still not getting out much after ankle surgery, but this week I took advantage of a doctor’s appointment to interview my doctor. Dr. George Quill is certainly “one of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville” based on his expertise on feet and the wonderful work he does for charities. Check it out on Rusty. Also this week: Lincoln Bridge Walk: I can’t believe the new downtown bridge is opening up Monday morning. You can go and walk on it Saturday morning under sunny skies. A Championship To Be Decided in the Bluegrass: On Saturday, Western Kentucky hosts Southern…


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Louisville Ky’s Concertmaster to retire with special show

Louisville, KY – Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra present The Bach Effect as part of the 2015-16 Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Concerts and the Brown-Forman Classics Series at the Kentucky Center on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. This German and Austrian program allows the audience to travel through time as Music Director Teddy Abrams deconstructs Johann Sebastian Bach’s influences on classical music, including pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Wagner and more. A FREE concert preview, one hour prior to each performance will prepare audiences for what they will hear in the theater. Single…


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

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–…


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Louisville Orchestra to present free season preview

Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Orchestra, led by Teddy Abrams, presents a free Season Preview concert at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Louisville Orchestra offers this free public performance to invite community members to sample music from the 2015-2016 Classics Series and Coffee Concert Series. Music Director Teddy Abrams designed this concert to feature highlights from the 2015-2016 Classics Series sponsored by Brown-Forman and the Coffee Concert Series sponsored by Treyton Oak Towers. Works featured include: Stravinsky’s Russian Dance fromPetrouchka, which will be performed with the Louisville Ballet on March 4 and 5; Beethoven’s…


Louisville’s July 4th Celebration Will Feature Louisville Orchestra, Ben Sollee, Fireworks

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer, together with Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams, Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem and Thornton Oil CEO Matt Thornton, announced plans today  for the first Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th… fueled by Thorntons. The event is free and open to the public and features music, family activities, food and fireworks on the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 4th. The event features a performance by the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams conducting, with special guests indie folk-rock cellist Ben Sollee and Hip hop/classical fusion group 1200, led by Jecory Arthur. Mayor Greg Fischer…


Louisville KY’s Commitment to Environment, Local Food and Air Quality Highlighted in Royal Visit

Louisville’s commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable city — along with its many public and private partnerships to develop a robust local food system — will be highlighted during a day-long visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive Friday for a series of events, lectures and meetings that have also attracted national and international guests including: Alice Waters — author, restaurateur and founder of “The Edible Schoolyard” Eric Schlosser — author of “Fast Food Nation” Mark Tercek — president and CEO, Nature Conservancy Andrew…


Rusty’s Bourbon Experience and Going Over to Teddy’s in Louisville

CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show   It’s the “We’re all Freaking Out over a Little Snow episode” of the Rusty Satellite Show. My first guest is Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams, who is making a name for himself all over town for his unconditional approach to promoting music. I got to visit at his house in NuLu, where if you’re lucky and are walking by on Market, you might hear an impromptu concert. Teddy will be the speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, the bi-monthly networking event I co-host at the University Club. You’re…


Next Breakfast of Champions Features Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams is shaking things up in the Louisville Arts community – and far beyond. The dynamic Louisville Orchestra Music Director will share his insights and energy at the March 9 Breakfast of Champions. Teddy will discuss the evolution of music, seamlessly incorporating (you guessed it!) MUSIC into his entertaining talk. You will not want to miss this one! About Teddy Abrams: An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. This season marks the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and…