January 15, 2013 - 3:21pm
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...
June 1, 2010 - 10:13am
Music Makes a City: A Louisville Orchestra Story premieres this Thursday, May 20, offering history buffs some rare film footage and archival views of our city in the 40s and 50s.
Having many times been in Kentucky Center's Robert Whitney Hall for orchestra, opera, and other musical performances, I confess that I've never really known much about its namesake. And, as a transplanted Louisvillian, my grasp of the city's history is still imperfect, if not completely lacking in...