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Last year, 27-year-old Teddy Abrams took the helm of the Louisville Orchestra, becoming the youngest conductor of a major American orchestra. His enthusiasm and willingness to take risks is already paying off with the largest and smallest shows in the orchestra’s history: the 420-person-strong performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and the one-man show in the middle of West Broadway during last year’s CycLOUvia open streets event.

Teddy Abrams. (Courtesy Music Makes a City Now)
Teddy Abrams. (Courtesy Music Makes a City Now)

Answering a question from Facebook—”Do you ride your bike everywhere and are you ready for winter?”—Abrams responds with a resounding “yes and yes.” He continued, “I don’t have a drivers licence and I don’t want one.” Just one more reason to make 2015 the #YearOfTheBike.

The video is part of an online series called Music Makes a City Now, a followup to the fantastic 2010 film, Music Makes a City, chronicling the history of the Louisville Orchestra. Follow Teddy’s video series on YouTube here.

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Branden Klayko

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