Guess who is returning to Forecastle?
On the latest episode of Music Makes A City Now hear my friend, Yuja Wang and me discuss the concerto experience, and learn what my "real job" is by clicking here.
The Louisville Orchestra is excited to perform with Yuja on Saturday, September 23 at The Kentucky Center for the Arts. Click here to purchase your ticket!
Festival of Faiths' "Compassion Jam" is a blend of eclectic musical styles, performers and improvisational experiments featuring myself, Rachel Grimes, Jecorey Arthur, and a special comedy set from “America’s Funniest Muslim” Azhar Usman. Join us Friday, April 21 at 6PM at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Forecaste Festival 2017 is getting closer and I am very excited that I will be playing at this years event. It is held July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY! I will be playing on Friday July 14th and will be accompanied on stage by many talented local musicians. It will be a weekend of great music and a celebration of a Louisiville tradition.
For ticket information press HERE!
My reoccuring Facebook Live series is back for episode #4 on April 27th at 8:00pm. On this episode I will have a special guest that will be announced closer to the air date. In addition, for the first time during a live broadcast of Teddy Bares All there will be a ticket giveaway. I will be giving out two tickets to the Festival of American Music concert on April 28th to one lucky viewer. If you would like to read more about Teddy Bares All or sign up for an event reminder on Facebook click here.
Louisville Orchestra's group of young professionals, UpTempo is a group that will be organizing many great events in the future. They currently have two events scheduled: one on April 14th with Ben Folds and LO and the other on April 15th will be a mentor night. For more information about this group and to join their email list click here.
The Louisville Orchestra has announced the 2017-2018 season and it's exciting!
The 2017-2018 season will include a new rapped/sung/narrated theatrical work about Muhammad Ali, an exploration of Beethoven's life, and our 3rd Festival of American Music featuring world premieres! Also, a dramatic show about the music of war and of peace, plus a new work that explores the social issues of our times by Louisville musicians! Welcoming Yuja Wang, Jecorey Arthur, and I'm With Her.
Please visit The Louisville Orchestra's website for information about upcoming concerts and consider investing in season tickets for our 2017-2018 season!
I am excited for all the upcoming concerts including the two concerts in the Second Annual Festival of American Music. Both of the concerts will be in April and will include amazing performers including Michael Tilson Thomas and Ben Folds. It will be an all-around wonderful experience that I hope we get to share will the entire community, if you would like to buy tickets to the first of these concerts on April 15th click here. For a full schedule of upcoming events by Louisville Orchestra check out louisvilleorchestra.org.
I am excited to announce that I will be hosting my third episode of Teddy Bares All Wednesday March 8th at 8:00pm. If you get the chance to tune in on Facebook Live make sure you throw some good questions my way and make sure I'm answering the things you actually want to know. If you would like a reminder about the event make sure you mark that your interested on facebook @TeddyConducts.
I had the great opportunity of sharing the story behind our Festival of American Music with NewMusicBox.org this week. The concept is to host a yearly festival that celebrates art from this country and connects with the incredible story of the Louisville Orchestra that has developed over the last half a century. The Festival of American Music centers on living composers from this country—as well as around styles of music that you might not necessarily expect a symphony orchestra to play—and that create a spirit of improvisation, trial, and experimentation
This year we will be hosting the second annual Festival of American Music and the concerts will be held in The Kentucky Center this spring. Two of the concerts will be celebrations of the iconic American artists Michael Tilson Thomas and Ben Folds. If you would like to read the full article about the festival click here.
Just last week I released my second live stream of Teddy Bares All. I had a great time making this episode with my guest Sebastian Chang from the Louisville Orchestra. Episodes like this are a great opportunity for me to interact with the community and I look forward to doing many more. If you have any questions you would like to ask tune in next time we are LIVE with Teddy Bares All. To Watch Teddy Bares All Episode #2 Click Here.
January 17, 2017 we celebrated the 75th birthday of the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali, and in honor of this milestone I was lucky enough to pay him a tribute with a CitySong on 91.9 WFPK. To honor Ali, I collaborated with 1200, Craig Wagner Music, Danny Kiely, and Paul Culligan on the song "G.O.A.T." I would like to thank everyone that helped with this project including the Muhammad Ali Center, WFPK, and all our collaborators. I also want to invite everyone to come out later this spring to the Ali Tribute Concert we are putting together.