If you haven’t gotten a chance to hear Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams speak, here’s your opportunity.
The young, innovative musical director has generated quite the buzz around Louisville, and you can see what the fuss is all about at the 2015 Naamani Memorial Lecture Event on March 29, 2-4 p.m., at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, pianist, clarinetist and composer. Prior to coming to Louisville, he served as assistant conductor of the Detroit Orchestra. The maestro also served as resident conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, which he first conducted in 2011.
Abrams is also an award-winning composer and a passionate educator – he has taught at numerous schools throughout the United States. His 2009 Education Concerts with the New World Symphony (featuring the world premiere of one of Abrams’ own orchestral works) were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida.
Abrams has used his talents to reach people who normally wouldn’t see an orchestra concert. He hosts impromptu jam sessions with other musicians in his home on Market Street during the First Friday Trolley Hop and has performed at ReSurfaced, a pop-up beer garden on Main Street.
The Naamani Lecture Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Limited garage parking is available for $6. Online reservations are recommended at www.jewish-music.eventbrite.com. For additional information or to make phone reservations, call 502-852-0457.
The Naamani Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1979 to honor the memory of Professor Israel T. Naamani, key educational figure, scholar and teacher at the University of Louisville, and beloved Jewish community member. The series is supported by donations to the Naamani Memorial Lecture Fund.