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Orchestras Abrams to lecture at JCTC October 22

Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams will be at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Downtown Campus Thursday, October 22, 2015, for a free lecture and presentation. It is open to the public.

An Afternoon with Teddy Abrams will be presented from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. in Hartford Hall, 649 South First Street, in the Basement Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the college and Louisville Orchestra.

Abrams began his tenure as Music Director in 2014-15 season. An unusually versatile musician, Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival, he also serves as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, which he first conducted in 2011.

Abrams studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller and Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions. Abrams also is 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 orchestra works were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida.)

Abrams performed as a keyboardist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the 2007 Aspen Composition contest, and was the Assistant Conductor of the YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 2009. He has held residencies at the La Mortella music festival in Ischia, Italy, and at the American Academy in Berlin. Abrams was a proud member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for seven seasons, and graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music. He is also a former community college student.

Tickets are not required.

An Afternoon with Teddy Abrams
1:30 to 2:40 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Hartford Hall, Basement Auditorium
649 South First Street


Hartford Hall is located on South First between Chestnut and Broadway. Parking is available on the street or in pay lots at the corner of Second and Chestnut.