The Louisville Orchestra

Festival of American Music II - American Journey

Friday, April 28th - Saturday, April 29th

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  • Festival of American Music II on Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Festival of American Music II on Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, April 28th - Saturday, April 29th
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20 (matinee) | $27 (evening)
  • Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes (matinee) | 80 minutes (evening)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)
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Show Details

Two world-premiere compositions are center-stage. Teddy Abrams offers his new composition, Muhammad Ali Portrait, a work inspired by Ali as a symbol of hope and a catalyst for positive change. Then the Louisville Concerto II brings together four Louisville-based musicians to collaborate and create a multi-dimensional new work.

BARBER:  Overture to The School for Scandal
SARAH KIRKLAND SNYDER: Four Selections from Penelope (4/29 event only)
HERBIE HANCOCK:  Cantaloupe Island
LOU HARRISON:  Suite for Symphonic Strings (3 Movements)
ABRAMS:  Selections from Ali Portrait
GORDON:  Natural History

Susan Narucki, soprano
Jecorey Arthur (1200)
Teddy Abrams, conductor

-4/28 Pre-concert lecture begins at 10:00AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/29 Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00PM in the Mary Anderson Room hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/29 The North Lobby will be open for donors ONLY to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.