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  • Festival of American Music II on Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Festival of American Music II on Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, April 6th - Saturday, April 7th
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Friday tickets start at $20.00 | Saturday tickets start at $27.00
  • Running Time: Friday: approximately 70 minutes | Saturday: approximately 100 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Show Details

Louisville Orchestra 2017-18 Season

Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History  by Michael Gordon at the 2016 Britt Festival. Requiring a massive array of musicians and dancers, the piece is a homage to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest region of our country.

Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material — a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams.

JULIA WOLFE:  riSE and fLy  (4/7 concert only)
MICHAEL GORDON:  Natural History
TEDDY ABRAMS: Song Cycle, feat. Jim James 

Jim James, vocalist
Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussionist (4/7 concert only)
University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale, chorus
Steiger Butte Singers + Drummers
Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster
Teddy Abrams, conductor

- Friday pre-concert lecture begins at 10:00 AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
- Saturday pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00 PM in Todd Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
- The North Lobby will be open Saturday for LO donors to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most evening performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.