American Impressions

Masterworks
April 3, 2020Friday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC
April 4, 2020Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
April 5, 2020Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Program

ABRAMS    Overture in Sonata Form (2014)

PROKOFIEV    Violin Concerto No. 2

COPLAND   Symphony No. 3

Meet the
Conductor

Teddy Abrams

Music Director, Louisville Orchestra Read Bio


Meet Teddy at these Special Events
Conductor Dinner on Apr 1
Classical Conversations on Apr 2

Clearly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly virtuoso.

Montreal's La Presse
Sometimes called the “greatest American symphony,” Aaron Copland’s expansive, tuneful, and highly original Symphony No. 3 is the centerpiece of this exploration of American influence led by conductor Teddy Abrams. Twenty-five-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot brings his artistry to the fantastically dramatic shifts and unbridled emotion of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, composed shortly after the composer’s return to the Soviet Union following two decades in the West. Abrams kicks off the program with one of his own compositions.

Sponsors

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Guest Conductor and Opening Work Sponsor:

Billy Robinson

Soloist Sponsor:

Ralph and Cherie Gorenstein

Copland Sponsors:

David and Linda Green

Co-Producing Sponsors:

Philip and Suzanne Conover

Jack and Priscilla Schlegel

Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston

Westminster Communities of Bradenton

Corporate Sponsor Thursday Night

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

Media Sponsors

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