Teddy Abrams was chosen as the eighth Music Director for the Louisville Orchestra earlier this season, and this week unveils his first season with the ensemble (2014-2015). Jorge Mester will conduct about half of the concerts, and the rest are left to the youngest music director in the orchestra’s history.
Here are some highlights from the concerts Abrams will be conducting:
September: Kevin Cole returns to play the other Second Rhapsody by Gershwin, and Storm Large will sing The Seven Deadly Sins of Kurt Weill.
October: An ambitious concert of Ives, Monteverdi, Mozart, Bach and recent Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s Courante from , precede Orff’s Carmina Burana.
January: Haydn’s “Mercury” symphony, Brahms’ First and a new work by Sebastian Chang.
March: Frenchmen Lully, Couperin and Ravel, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and most recent Grawemeyer-winner On the Guarding of the Heart by Djuro Zivkovic.
April: Beethoven’s Fifth, and John Williams’ The Cowboy Overture and the band Time for Three.
Erin Keane has this write up about the new season, too.