January 15, 2013 - 2:21pm
As PBS prepares to air “Music Makes A City”, a story about the rise of the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937 flood, today’s orchestra is attempting a similar comeback.
The story of the Louisville Orchestra, and the role it played in distinguishing Louisville as a cultural center, is well known. After the Great Flood of 1937, highly sought after conductor Robert Whitney arrived in Louisville to build the orchestra. Despite the devastation left behind by the flood...
July 29, 2012 - 7:04pm
by Eve Lee
Reflective lecture kicks off photographic exhibit
Chances are, most of our readers are too young to remember the 1937 Ohio River flood, but the catastrophic rains that began on a late-January Sunday 75 years ago remain an indelible part of the area’s cultural memory. On a relatively dry Thursday, January 26, however, historian Robert Reid...