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This week we’re learning all about music and nature.  Join us for our free event on the Waterfront’s Harbor Lawn! Rescheduled to AUGUST 1st 6 – 10 p.m. due to rain! Kites and Classical Kite Building with KMAC, picnic food and drinks for sale from Wiltshire Pantry, and beautiful music from Classical 90.5 to accompany […]
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A Classical 90.5 Original Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Narrator: Lucas Adams of Stage One Family Theater Music: Overture to Don Giovanni – Capella Istropolitana conducted by Barry Wordsworth Produced by Sara Soltau used with permission of Harper Collins Publishers   Come see a film screening of the Children’s Opera Where the […]

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Listen to Hadley Thompson and Mackenzie Berry below: visit wuol.org/shareyourstory for details Hadley Thompson’s story is inspired by Hector Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantistique, James Levine conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Hadley is a 7th grader at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany, IN ________________________________________________________ “Those Who Wish to Be You Are Likely […]
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On June 15, 1933, Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered Florence Price’s Symphony in E Minor in front of a packed house at the Auditorium Theatre. That night Price became the first African American woman to earn such a distinguished premiere. In a certain sense, the event mirrored Jackie Robinson’s heroic Major League […]
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The Unheard a recital featuring works by lesser known women and African American composers Wednesday July 13th, 2016 12:00 p.m Classical 90.5 WUOL Summer Listening   Disolve, O My Heart ———————–Missy Mazzoli   Rob Simonds, violin   Members of Black Classical Artists of Louisville singing traditional Negro Spirituals   Up Where the Air Gets Thin————Libby […]
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Below is an original 1953 Louisville Orchestra Program. Violinist Ruth French (Ruth Scott in the program) shared this program from her beginning years with the Orchestra. Hear more of her story here.  
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Douglas Shadle  is an assistant Professor of Musicology at Vanderbilt University. His book Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise(Oxford University Press, 2015) explores the complex and protean relationships between composers, performers, critics, and audiences as nearly 50 American symphonists vied for space within national and international musical arenas throughout the century. Doug joined us in […]
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Ruth French shares pictures, newspaper clips, memories, and an original Louisville Orchestra program from 1953. She was a violinist in the Louisville Orchestra from 1949-1970 during the Orchestra’s commissioning project and First Edition recordings. She was 17 when she joined, the youngest member at that time.      
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In the 1930s, a small group of composers responded to the challenge of creating a truly “American” classical music, whose roots were planted as deeply in the soil of their country as Bach’s was in his. Of them, Aaron Copland may be the most iconic, but Roy Harris (1898-1979) made the deepest mark in the […]
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The myth that surrounds the person of Roy Harris is indicative of the effectiveness of modern publicity methods and the American desire for perpetuation of the age- old “rags to riches” story. In Harris’ case it is the rise from truck driver to “America’s Composer no. 1.” -from writings of Robert French Robert French teaching […]
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