Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When Music Made Louisville



I went to a reception here in New York last night to publicize the release of the new documentary on the Louisville Symphony, Music Makes a City. I didn't get much out of the event--it was a cheap night out for me and the mizz--except a couple of free beer. And some excellent hors d'oeuvres. They had these little hamburgers, which were really a little big to eat as finger food but were delicious, and some cheesy crackers that Vanessa really liked.

The documentary, which is showing here in New York City until the end of the week, looks promising, and should be a good way to get to know how this regional orchestra came to be a commissioning powerhouse in the second half of the 20th century, totally committed to performing and recording brand-new music.

Next week, the movie will play in Los Angeles. The LA Times has something on their Culture Monster blog.