Energetic conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in their first recording in nearly thirty years, titled “All In.” The album features a new work composed by Teddy (“Unified Field”), as well as Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Teddy as the soloist. Vocalist Storm Large joins Teddy and the orchestra for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy.
Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released a new album “Fantasia.” This project centers around a piece written for her by the legendary Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. The recording also includes the famous “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, as well as the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Karol Szymanowki.
Pianist Norman Krieger has collaborated with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and JoAnn Falletta in a new release of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and the “Emperor,” Piano Concerto No. 5. The recording was done live in Buffalo’s Kleinhans Music Hall. Kreiger is an audience favorite in Buffalo, and regularly appears with many of the major orchestras across North America. His has been highly regarded as “an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair.”
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe has released a new CD set of the Mendelssohn symphonies under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Designate of the Met Opera. This release is the latest installment in Nézet-Séguin's collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - a recent partnership that has already garnered two Grammy nominations.