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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Louisville Orchestra 2018-19 Season

Louisville is where SFS/MTT prodigy Teddy Abrams has been music director for a few years. He is a super-talented young man, clarinetist, composer, conductor. And his programming takes after MTT's, except that the two works composed by women are on a much shorter season.

AND one of the two, Cindy McTee's Double Play, is conducted by Mr. McTee, more commonly known as Leonard Slatkin. I liked this piece a lot when I heard it at Cabrillo last year. The other of the two is Bacewicz's Polish Overture, so we know it is a curtain-raiser.

There's one work by Abrams himself and MTT's Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, which is also being done this season or next at SFS.  There are a couple of additional recent works and commissions, plus some standards.

I'm not going to summarize the rest of the season, which includes two bleeding-chunks programs, one of odd ends of Bernstein, for the obvious reason, and one called Art + Music that looks like an hour or more of bits and pieces, followed by the whole of Pictures at an Exhibition.

2 comments:

Michael Good said...

McTee, not McTeer.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Absolutely correct - must have had actor Janet McTeer in the back of my head. Fixed now, thanks!