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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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Summer Listening Sign Ups are now open!! Sign the whole family up for a wonderful month of music and celebration this July! Go to wuol.org/summerlistening for details on this year’s 4 FREE FAMILY EVENTS and broadcast times for our SUMMER LISTENING RADIO SHOW. Look what fun we had last year… don’t miss out this year! By […]
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The Louisville Orchestra broadcasts are coming to Classical 90.5, with select concerts on Thursdays at 8pm, starting May 19, 2016. We’ll post details about upcoming broadcasts on our Louisville Orchestra page.
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Look what a difference your donations have already made in schools like Jacob Elementary. Thanks to Ben Sollee for helping us spread the word about the good you can do in our community by supporting Classical 90.5 and Instrumental Partners. Go to instrumentalpartners.org to see how you can help kids in our community get the […]
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Urgent instrument needs for New Albany – Floyd County Schools: Bass Clarinets,  French Horns, 3/4-size Cellos, 1/2-size Bass, full size Cellos, Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, Saxophones. Visit instrumentalpartners.org for details.
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