Music Makes A City Now Season 1: Louisville begins with the arrival of a rising star, 27-year-old conductor and composer Teddy Abrams, as he moves to Louisville, Kentucky to become the youngest Music Director of a major American orchestra. Bursting with energy and ideas, Abrams embarks on an ambitious plan to usher in a modern renaissance for the orchestra and the city.

Follow Abram’s whirlwind debut season with the orchestra — from his chaotic move-in day at his newly purchased fixer-upper downtown to the opening night of the symphony and his embrace of the city’s vibrant local music scene. Charming and unpretentious, Abrams demystifies the world of classical music as he shows what it takes to keep personal and civic artistry alive in the 21st century.

A colorful array of guest artists join Abrams for a variety of performances and deep conversations including folk music favorite Aoife O’Donovan, icon Bonnie “Prince” Billy, local hip hop artist Jecorey “1200”Arthur, world famous virtuosos Joshua Bell and Yuja Wang, and Abrams’ mentor, the renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Together, they bring down traditional barriers and highlight the universal meaning of music across all genres and audiences.

Production Details:

Season One Louisville

Series Producer/Director:
Anne Flatté

Series Producer:
Philip Wilder

Stephen Kertis

Executive Producer:
Owsley Brown III

Production Company:
Owsley Brown Presents

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