Louisville Orchestra’s 2010-11 season to focus on cities

Posted on: January 29, 2010

Kentucky’s Louisville Orchestra has announced details of its 2010-11 season, whose theme is “Music Makes a City.” The programming concept was inspired by the film Music Makes a City: A Louisville Orchestra, which will be released in May 2010 and documents the founding of the orchestra in 1937 and its role in making the city more prominent, including recordings that were used by the U.S. State Department for Voice of America radio broadcasts. The 2010-11 season will feature programs devoted to different cities around the world; the September 30 “Louisville” concert will feature Lutoslawski’s Fanfare for Louisville; concerts elsewhere in the season will spotlight New York, with works by Gershwin, Schwantner, Bloch, Barber, and Bernstein; Vienna (Mahler Symphony No. 9); and Prague (Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Piano Concerto No. 20, Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8). Other cities featured in classics, light classics, and pops programs throughout the season will include Leipzig, Paris, St. Petersburg, London, Boston, Basel, Los Angeles, Detroit, Liverpool, Las Vegas, Seville, and New Orleans.

Posted January 29, 2010