Artists’ creations can be inspired by many different experiences. Traveling to a foreign city, meeting a new person, undergoing illness or even facing political upheaval can provide ideas for new work. For Iraqi-American artist Vian Sora, inspiration comes from a
In October of 2016 Teddy Abrams went to an art exhibit at the 1619 Flux Gallery. The sole artist in the exhibit “Displaced Narratives” was Vian Sora, a visual artist from Bagdad who now resides in Louisville. That is where
The February Louisville Orchestra “War and Peace” concerts include the new collaborative work "Between Heaven and Earth," composed by Sebastian Chang, and as Chang noted in the score, “set to original oil paintings by Vian Sora.” Sebastian could not make
On Friday and Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2018, the Louisville Orchestra presents a newly-commissioned work by Sebastian Chang titled “Between Heaven and Earth.” Created for the concert titled “War & Peace,” the work is based on the paintings of
Themes of heroism, bravery, lost companions and even life and death come together in a dramatic and moving program. Composer Sebastian Chang collaborates with Iraqi artist Vian Sora to create a new work based on Ms. Sora’s personal experience.
On Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 11AM and Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 8PM Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra tackle themes of heroism, lost companions, and even life and death in the dramatic and moving program War +
It is not often that Louisville is privy to a World Premiere, but we were Saturday evening with the introduction of Sebastian Chang’s Between Heaven and Earth. Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, Mr. Chang delivered a grand work with a lot
The Louisville Orchestra and Teddy Abrams, its music director, this weekend will upend one of the most tradition-bound institutions in all of western culture: the orchestra concert. For well over a century, you could walk into an orchestra concert anywhere