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03.06.18
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In LA: Three Musical Hotshots Launch A Trip to the Moon
Musical America
01.21.18
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Milwaukee Symphony's all-American program brings listeners to their feet
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
11.02.17
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Float like a butterfly, sing like a soprano ... how Muhammad Ali's epic life became an opera
The Guardian
05.01.17
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Louisville Orchestra music director provides informal show for refugee families
WHAS 11
12.14.16
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Abrams scores strong Civic Orchestra debut with Copland's 3rd Symphony
Chicago Tribune
10.30.16
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Teddy Abrams attempts to channel Lenny Bernstein in New World’s “American Journey”
South Florida Classical Review
06.09.16
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‘Float Rumble Rest,’ a Hometown Tribute to Ali
The New York Times
04.21.16
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LO Announces 2016-2017 Season and Teddy Abrams Is An Unstoppable Force
Arts Louisville
04.05.16
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Louisville Orchestra director Teddy Abrams performs for UPS employees coming to work
WDRB
10.22.15
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‘Louisville Concerto’ Unites City’s Orchestra and Contemporary Musicians
WFPL News
10.21.15
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An Orchestra Rises in Louisville
The Wall Street Journal
10.02.15
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Review: Orchestra's "Mass" brings energy
The Courier-Journal
08.13.15
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On Teddy's Hill: New Breezes Stir The Britt Festival
Classical Voice North America
08.01.15
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Britt Orchestra Delivers An EPIC Start to Maestro Abrams Sophomore Season
Jacksonville Review
03.25.15
Teddy Abrams, Storm Large
Storm Large wows the Mercury Ballroom
Louisville.com
10.28.13
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THE LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA APPOINTS TEDDY ABRAMS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE
Louisville Orchestra
07.19.13
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Teddy Abrams brings Beethoven to the Summer and the Symphony audience
SF Classical Music Examiner
03.05.12
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DSO's new assistant conductor brings poise, musicianship and youth to the job
Detroit Free Press

An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is the widely-acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams has fostered interdisciplinary collaborations with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. His rap-opera, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, premiered in 2017, celebrating Louisville's hometown hero with an all-star cast that included Rhiannon Giddens and Jubilant Sykes.

Teddy makes his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in the 2018-19 season in a program built around a commission by Lera Auerbach, and he appears with the Utah, Wichita, Eugene, and Elgin Symphonies. He celebrates Leonard Bernstein's centenary with an all-Bernstein program at the Kennedy Center on what would have been his 100th birthday. Recent guest conducting highlights include engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the San Francisco, Houston, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Colorado, and Phoenix Symphonies; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and the Florida Orchestra. He has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Indianapolis Symphony, and recently conducted them with Time for Three for a special recorded for PBS. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2012-2014 ... read full bio