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Jim James & Teddy Abrams

BFO: Jim James

August 14 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | Standard Reserved $29 | Lawn $20 | Child (1-12)/Student Lawn $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public

Special Offer: $5 Lawn (from Friday, Jan 24 – Sunday, March 1) 

Jean Sibelius: Tapiola

Jim James & Teddy Abrams: The Order of Nature, with BFO

Indie rockstar Jim James and Teddy Abrams co-wrote a song cycle for James and orchestra entitled The Order of Nature. The nine songs form a song cycle that reflects on humanity’s relationship with nature. As James puts it, the songs probe the idea that, “…nature doesn’t know how to hate… Humans are part of nature, obviously, but why do we have this thing called hatred and how do we get rid of it.” This program also includes a performance of Jean Sibelius’s Tapiola, which literally translates to “The Realm of Tapio,” who is a mythical forest spirit of Sibelius’s native Finland.

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Guest Artist: Jim James

Jim James & Teddy Abrams

The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle is a tour de force that was years in the making and brings together two of the world’s most vibrant and versatile musicians in Jim James and Teddy Abrams.

James is an acclaimed genre-bending solo artist, passionate social activist and leader of legendary rock band My Morning Jacket. Abrams is the music director and conductor of the Louisville Orchestra and his dedication to working with bluegrass, rock and hip-hop musicians while debuting major new orchestral works has galvanized his adopted city. Read More

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Pre-concert talk: TBD
Hosted by JPR in the Britt Performance Garden at 7:00 p.m.

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