Making In /23 Orchestral Concert

3 September 2023

In keeping with the theme of Making In /23, which is Concert, this special performance brings together renowned conductor Teddy Abrams and a group of Irish musicians.

Together, they will perform Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.This began as Ballet for Martha, referencing Martha Graham’s ballet troupe. According to Copland, the music was based on his friendship with Graham herself. He began work on Appalachian Spring in 1943, orchestrated the chamber score, and the Suite for Orchestra premiered in 1945 with the New York Philharmonic.

Named Musical America’s 2022 Conductor of the Year, Teddy Abrams is the widely acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra. Now in his ninth season with the Orchestra, his work has been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, PBS’ Articulate, and the PBS NewsHour. In addition, he has been Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra since 2013.

As a guest conductor, Teddy Abrams has worked in the US with such distinguished ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Chicago, San Francisco, National, Houston, Pacific, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Colorado, Utah, and Phoenix Symphonies; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the Sarasota and Florida Orchestras. Internationally, he has worked with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and the Malaysian Philharmonic. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2012–2014. From 2008 to 2011, Abrams was the Conducting Fellow and Assistant Conductor of the New World Symphony.

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