Louisville Orchestra Names New Music Director

teddy abrams

At a press conference today, Andrew Kipe, incoming Executive Director, named Teddy Abrams as the next Music Director to succeed Jorge Mester. We talked with Abrams late last week about his excitement for Louisville and vision for the future of the orchestra. Erin Keane has a full story here.

Teddy Abrams

teddy abrams

Teddy Abrams will be guest conducting the Louisville Orchestra for a program on September 26th, featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 59, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Barber’s Second Essay. Classical 90.5′s Daniel Gilliam talked with Teddy about the music on Thursday’s program, about being involved in the orchestra’s community and how Thursday’s program came together.

Marcelo Lehninger

Marcelo Lehninger

Marcelo Lehninger will be guest conducting the Louisville Orchestra for a program on September 13th, featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8 and Christopher Swist’s “Abaprima for Orchestra.” Classical 90.5′s Alan Brandt talked with Marcelo about the music on Friday’s program, working with an orchestra and being involved in the orchestra’s community.

(Photo by Cicero Rodrigues)

Joseph Horowitz on “Music Unwound”

Joseph Horowitz’s creating “Music Unwound: Copland and Mexico” was premiered in Louisville this week . Alan Brandt talked with Mr. Horowitz about the production.
Joseph Horowitz on “Music Unwound” by WUOL

Louisville Orchestra and Adele Anthony

Gil Shaham’s favorite violinist (for obvious reasons – they’re married), Adele Anthony, played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Louisville Orchestra, earlier this month. The orchestra also performed Richard Strauss’ first tone poem Aus Italien and the overture to Verdi’s La forza del destino. Catch the broadcast this Sunday at 6pm.

Here are the two lovebirds playing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra