Join us for The Louisville Orchestra's Festival of American Music 2: Play this weekend! Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 9 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material — a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams.
Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History by Michael Gordon at the 2016 Britt Festival. Requiring a massive array of musicians and dancers, the piece is an homage to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest region of our country. Together with his wife Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon are founders of the acclaimed Bang on a Can Festival and contemporary music organization in New York City.
JULIA WOLFE: riSE and fLy (4/7 concert only)
MICHAEL GORDON: Natural History
TEDDY ABRAMS: Song Cycle, feat. Jim James
Jim James, vocalist
Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussionist (4/7 concert only)
University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale, chorus
Steiger Butte Singers + Drummers
Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster
Teddy Abrams, conductor