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 in the world in the near certainty that you’d be served a three course menu: Overture, Concerto and Symphony. But this weekend’s Classics concert, titled “War + Peace,” continues an experiment in thematic programming that the Orchestra initiated last season with a concert called “Sacred + Profane: Of Heavens and Humans.”

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