Musician Spotlight: Julia Noone


I am thrilled to be embarking on my fourth season as Assistant Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra. Before I moved to the land of bourbon and horses, I was living in Miami, Fla., as a member of the New World Symphony,
a pre-professional training orchestra designed to prepare new generations of orchestral musicians to lead the
orchestras of tomorrow. I share this experience with many other musicians you see on stage with the Louisville
Orchestra, including even Maestro Teddy Abrams.

While in Miami, we were taught not only to master our instruments and navigate the vast difficulties of performing
with an orchestra but also how to be leaders in an orchestral world that is constantly evolving. Specifically, we
were consistently challenged to present innovative programming and concert formats, just as we do here in the
Louisville Orchestra on a weekly basis!

Many of my favorite memories from the past three seasons with the LO are of concerts that could hardly even be
referred to as “classical.” It was so much fun last year to play Teddy Abrams’ suite of Jim James’ music with the Dude himself at center stage (and I imagine many of my LO colleagues scored some major cool points with their kids for being a part of that show). We blurred the boundaries of classical music again last season with Michael Tilson Thomas’ Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, a ground- and genre-breaking work of epic proportions, and then with another of our Maestro’s monumental works, The Greatest, a multi-faceted rap opera depicting Muhammad Ali’s extraordinary life through music, dance, poetry, and theater. It is a pleasure to be able to expand our horizons and explore so many different forms of musical
performance on this stage and I’m so excited to share another groundbreaking season with you, our passionately adventurous audience!

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