The Louisville Orchestra

Festival of American Music I - Maverick: A Celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas

Saturday, April 15th @ 8:00 PM

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  • Festival of American Music I on Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Saturday, April 15th @ 8:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $27.00
  • Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)
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We welcome a special guest to Louisville. Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony, joins his former student and fellow conductor, Teddy Abrams, for an American music party! 

BERNSTEIN:  Arias and Bacarolles: Selections (prelude, love duet, postlude)
J. ADAMS:  Short Ride in a Fast Machine
GERSHWIN:  An American in Paris
COPLAND:  Billy the Kid
M.T. THOMAS:  Street Song
M.T. THOMAS:  Grace
THOMASHEFSKY:  TBD

-Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00PM in the Mary Anderson Room hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-The North Lobby will be open for donors ONLY to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.


SCENE at the Center, the new bar and small plates eatery at The Kentucky Center, offers food and beverage service, from the bar, two hours prior to 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. Click here to view the menu.