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Music director Teddy Abrams renews Louisville Orchestra contract for additional 3 years

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Teddy Abrams, the music director of the Louisville Orchestra, has renewed his contract with the orchestra for an additional three years, according to a news release from the orchestra.

The contract renewal runs from 2019 to 2020 -- and includes three 12-week seasons, with an additional six weeks of community engagement, per season. 

According to the news release, Abrams' schedule includes more community engagement, "than any other conductor of a top metropolitan or regional orchestra nationwide."

"I am incredibly excited and honored to continue my relationship with the Louisville Orchestra family and this extraordinary community," Abrams said, according to the news release. "We have worked very hard these past three seasons to demonstrate that this great institution can be a vital part of our city's culture, and a source of strength and inspiration for every person living in the Louisville region."

At 29, Abrams is the youngest music director of a major American orchestra.

"Over the next three years, we plan on growing our reach and connectivity with our community by focusing on creative music-making, innovative and experimental projects, and engagement activities that serve our citizens in the most inclusive and fun ways," Abrams said, according to the news release. "I deeply love this town and our orchestra, and I will continue to do everything I can to support our musical culture and bring our music to every Louisvillian."

Abrams assumed the role of music director of the Louisville Orchestra in 2014.

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