“In the weeks before the final concert of the Louisville Orchestra’s first season under the artistic direction of Teddy Abrams, the conductor summed up what has been behind all the energy he and his cohorts have put into their work,” writes Elizabeth Kramer in Sunday’s (4/19) Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky). “ ‘It’s been a year about letting people here know that the Louisville Orchestra is for them,’ he said. On Saturday, the orchestra will play with Abrams’ longtime friends—the musicians who make up the trio Time for Three. But there’s more to top the season off. The orchestra is hosting a nearly six-hour music-filled block party on Louisville’s Main Street that includes a real-time simulcast of the evening’s concert just outside the Kentucky Center…. Music and entertainment … will last for hours before and after the concert.” Also participating in the day’s events will be the River City Drum Corps & Drum Battle, Valley High School choir, students from AMPED (Academy of Music Production Education and Development), and Louisville Leopard Percussionists. Students from Hartstern Elementary School will perform an original piece they have created in a “Landfill” Orchestra, on instruments made out of recycled materials.
Posted April 21, 2015