Britt Festival Orchestra
The Britt Festival Orchestra Season runs three weekends every summer starting in late July. Founded in 1963, the Britt Orchestra is composed of 90 professional musicians who come from all over the United States. Internationally renowned guest artists such as Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Christopher Parkening, Lynn Harrell, Samuel Ramey and Frederica von Stade join the orchestra to present a series of extraordinary concerts under a canopy of stars.
Teddy Abrams is Britt Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor and he is bringing a renewed vitality to the festival. Abrams was chosen after an extensive search that drew 130 applicants from across the U.S. and Europe. He has developed an exciting program with incredible soloists. Abrams is also the Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, as of October 2013.
Prior to each concert, you can enjoy informal pre-concert conversations. These programs are for those who want to learn a little more about the music and composers, or the guest performers. The talks are hosted by Jefferson Public Radio, and often feature conversations with the conductor or guest artists, giving the listener a little added insight for in the concert.
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