WAVE 3 News Editorial - December 6, 2016: Artistic Excellence

WAVE 3 News Editorial - December 6, 2016: Artistic Excellence

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our community certainly received a holiday gift when Louisville Orchestra conductor and music director Teddy Abrams committed to stay with the orchestra through August of 2020.

Let's hope the musicians follow suit. Both are such a community asset.

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Teddy's brought new life to the orchestra with his energy and willingness to take music to non-traditional venues, education outreach work in various neighborhoods, collaborations with many cultural organizations, development of the Festival of American Music, and free concert on the Fourth of July showcasing many different musicians.

Whether playing with Yo-Yo Ma in downtown Louisville five weeks ago, or performing Handel's Messiah in St. Matthews last week, all the orchestras performances are memorable.
Our region is fortunate to have so many arts and cultural attractions led by passionate leaders. With friends and family visiting over the holidays, take some time to visit some.

One attraction, the Frazier History Museum, is currently showcasing a Pearl Harbor exhibit that is a multigenerational learning experience, and timely, as we mark the 75th anniversary of one of our country's darkest days.

The arts are a welcome respite from what can be a hectic holiday season.
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