Artist Icebreaker: Conductor Teddy Abrams

By Adela Skowronski |

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Teddy Abrams, conductor

Ahead of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut Saturday, August 7, conductor Teddy Abrams explains why classical music needs to reach out to young people and embrace other artforms — and explains how Leonard Bernstein was a role model for both missions.

Teddy Abrams makes his CSO and Ravinia Festival Debut this weekend with a program of music by Leonard Bernstein. Visit for ticketing and information.