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October 19, 2019

Jim James And Teddy Abrams Announce Release Of The Order Of Nature

Media Contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)


Colorado Symphony will perform the composition with James and Abrams on May 15, 2020

Oct. 18, 2019 – Denver, CO – The Order Of Nature, the highly anticipated collaboration from acclaimed genre-bending solo artist Jim James, composer/conductor/music director Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra was released today via Decca Gold. The composition will be performed live at Boettcher Concert Hall on May 15, 2020 along with James, Abrams, and the Colorado Symphony.

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This “magical collaboration” (NPR) was born of a friendship between Jim and Teddy and the fertile music scene of their hometown of Louisville, KY. The Order Of Nature comprises brand-new songs penned by James and orchestrated by Abrams into cinematic, lush soundscapes that presents James’ voice and words in a whole new light. James’ and Abrams also include works from James’ solo projects (Uniform Distortion, Uniform Clarity, Eternally Even), as well as works by Leonard Bernstein and Nina Simone.

Together, these songs make up an album that seeks to explore the absence of hate in nature. As James says in the album text, “Animals kill each other, but only out of hunger, while humans daily choose to hate – we choose to ignore the order of nature and that choice is wreaking havoc.”

To that end, today James and Abrams release the video for “Back To The End Of The World,” which shows children in panic as their parents, in a state of hypnotized inaction, ignore the literal fires and flooding around them.  James says of the video, “I really wanted the video to show the need for us to listen to the powerful voices of our young leaders if we want to make real progress on important issues like climate change… so that we can all work together towards true peace, prosperity, and longevity- for ourselves, future generations, and the planet with all its glorious forms of life.”

What: Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: FRI May 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


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One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit