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Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams

Apr 29th 2017 @ Kentucky Center

Louisville, KY
I Was There
Louisville Orchestra - Festival of American Music II
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
8:00 PM
Kentucky Center
5th & 6th on Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
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. And then the Louisville Concerto II brings together 4 Louisville-based musicians to collaborate and create a multi-dimensional new work.
Brilliant, young pianist Andrew Hsu is soloist for Grammy-award nominee Andrew Norman’s Split. The composer describes the solo part as a sort of “trickster” who taunts the orchestra but finds himself, in turn, pushed around by the players, especially three percussionist who are intent on antagonizing the pianist. The New York Times calls it “…audacious, exhilarating, and in a way, exhausting….”

ABRAMS Muhammad Ali Portrait
arr. ABRAMS Louisville Concerto II
Andrew Hsu, piano
Teddy Abrams, conductor