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SUN 20 FEB: Movie Screening: Music Makes A City

Sunday, February 20, 2022 12:30pm

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SUN 20 FEB at 12:30pm • Sunday Showcase at Speed Cinema

Music Makes a City
Directed by Owsley Brown III and Jerome Hiler
Regretfully Teddy Abrams is unable to appear as was originally planned.
The post-screening discussion will be presented by Owsley Brown III, co-director of the film and Graham Parker, Interim Executive Director of the Louisville Orchestra.

Free on a first-come, first-seated basis
COVID admission protocol: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours is required for admission. Masks are mandatory. Seating capacity has been reduced to 60%.

Released in 2009, Music Makes A City, chronicles the path of the Louisville Orchestra in pioneering work in new music during the decades of the 1940s to the 1970s.
In the late 1940s, the Louisville Orchestra was struggling. At that point, charismatic new mayor Charles Farnsley stepped into office, and his views about civic vitality were founded on the ideas of the Chinese sage Confucius. His vision of prosperity was focused on making the arts available to every citizen of the city and lifting up those who were writing the music of the current era. Music Makes a City tells the rousing, inspiring, nearly unbelievable story of an American city and an orchestra that would not only transform Louisville—it would also make a lasting contribution to music unmatched by any orchestra in the world.

The Louisville Orchestra commissioned composers from around the world to create new works at a time when new music was the rare providence of only the largest orchestras. Commissioning, performing, and ultimately recording and distributing new music by living composers on the FIRST EDITION RECORDS (the first record company founded by an American orchestra), the Louisville Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Whitney and his successors, principally Jorge Mester, inspired generations of composers.



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2035 S. 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States

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