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  • Festival of American Music II on Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 11:00 AM, Whitney Hall
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  • Festival of American Music II on Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Friday, March 8th - Saturday, March 9th
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00* (Friday) and $27.00* (Saturday) *sales tax not included
  • Running Time:  Approximately 55 minutes (Friday) and 1 hour 30 minutes (Saturday)
  • Access Services:  Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Louisville Orchestra presents Festival of American Music II: The Jazz Influence

Teddy Abrams is soloist on the piece for piano and orchestra that broke the barrier between classical and jazz. Rhapsody in Blue  by George Gershwin is the brilliant featured work on this Festival of American Music concert. LO commissions and premieres complete this exciting program.

TYSHAWN SOREY:  For Bill Dixon and A. Spencer Barefield  (3/9 concert only)
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS:  Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind

Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Teddy Abrams, conductor

-Friday Concert Talk begins at 10:00 AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-Saturday Concert Talk begins at 6:45 PM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-On Saturday the Bluegrass Motorsport Donor Lounge is open in the Mary Anderson Room before the concert and at intermission.

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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.