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 80 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:  Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
COPLAND:  Orchestral Variations
MASON BATES: Greeting Prelude
M.T. THOMAS:  Grace
J. ADAMS:  Short Ride in a Fast Machine
STRAVINSKY:  Greeting Prelude
COPLAND:  Our Town
RUMSHINSKY:  Overture to Khansteh in amerike
GERSHWIN:  An American in Paris
M.T. THOMAS: Agnegram
GERSHWIN:  Promenade “Walking the Dog”

-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, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most 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.