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Louisville Orchestra

March 8, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |

  | FREE


Join us on the final leg of the Louisville Orchestra’s historic 2023 – 2024 In Harmony tour. Performing with the orchestra under the baton of Teddy Abrams will be the Bluegrass sound of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Widely considered the Bluegrass fiddler of his generation, Cleveland has been recognized 12 times as the IBMA’s “Fiddler of the Year” and in 2018 was inducted into the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. In 2019, he won a Grammy for his album Tall Fiddler. The In Harmony Tour has been made possible by The Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Free Community Concert
General admission is free, however tickets must be reserved in advance. General admission tickets may be reserved online or by phone beginning July 24.

$150 Diamond Circle Package
Help us introduce the arts to area youth while unlocking exclusive benefits and experiences. Package includes a $100 donation in support of the Norton Center’s ACTS program, premiere seating and an invitation to an exclusive reception and champagne toast with Teddy Abrams.

Thank you to our 2023/2024 Season Partner G&J Pepsi.


Please choose how many tickets you would like to reserve (maximum 8 tickets per order).
Call the Box Office at 859-236-4692 to request accessible seating.


An unusually versatile musician, TEDDY ABRAMS is the widely-acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams has fostered interdisciplinary collaborations with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. His rap-opera, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, premiered in 2017, celebrating Louisville’s hometown hero with an all-star cast that included Rhiannon Giddens and Jubilant Sykes. Abrams’ work with the Louisville Orchestra has been profiled on CBS News Sunday MorningNPR, and in The Wall Street Journal.

Abrams recently collaborated with Jim James, vocalist and guitarist for My Morning Jacket, on the song cycle The Order of Nature, which they premiered with the Louisville Orchestra in 2018 and recorded on Decca Gold. In the 2019-20 season, Abrams and James perform The Order of Nature with the National, Seattle, and Colorado Symphonies. Also in 2019-20, Abrams makes his debut as guest conductor with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Sarasota Orchestra and returns to the San Francisco Symphony in his subscription debut.

With the sweet and good things in life, there always comes darkness. This is a lesson that GRAMMY-winning fiddler, MICHAEL CLEVELAND, knows all too well. In 2021, two of his dearest and oldest friends passed away. Bill Wolfe and Eddie Wells were two of the best local bluegrass musicians in his hometown in southern Indiana—they were two of the people who had inspired him to pick up the fiddle at just four years old, so their passing hit hard. “More than ever, losing both of them made me realize that life is short and is also what you make it,” says Cleveland. “It made me really stop and think of all the people in my life who have influenced me in life and music, and to not take anything for granted.”

With his sixth solo studio release, LOVIN’ OF THE GAME, veteran fiddle virtuoso Michael Cleveland seizes his opportunity at this one wonderful life and swings for the rafters. The album positively hums with energy. Not beholden to one specific genre or pigeonholed label, it showcases Cleveland’s inclusive musical nature—placing value in the process over the output. It is in this release of control that we find something truly sublime: the sound of artists working together in the act of creation without regard for any preconceived notion of what “should” be. The sound of genuine musicianship.

Please note that the Norton Center is a historic venue with limited accessible seating. Special reserved wheelchair and companion seating is available for all shows. Interpretive services and large print programs are available upon request at least 20 days in advance of the performance. Please call the Box Office at 859-236-4692 to request assistance with your accommodations.

Ticket sales are non-refundable. Tickets purchased through a subscription package may be exchanged for another show in the same season. Tickets are transferable to friends or family. Donations for the value of tickets are appreciated.

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