In Thursday’s (5/6) Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), Martha Elson writes, “The documentary film ‘Music Makes a City: A Louisville Orchestra Story,’ co-produced and co-directed by Owsley Brown III, will have its premiere May 20 at Baxter Avenue Theatres, 1250 Bardstown Road. The feature-length film tells the story of the Louisville Orchestra’s project to commission new works from contemporary composers around the world. In 1953, the orchestra received a $400,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to commission 52 compositions a year for three years. The architect of the venture was Louisville Mayor Charles Farnsley. … The premiere event begins with a reception with the filmmakers at 5:30 p.m, followed by the film showing at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The film’s co-producer is Robin Burke, and co-director is Jerome Hiler. Premier events also will be held at the Brown Theatre. The film will be shown daily May 21-May 27 at Baxter Avenue Theatres.” Music Makes a City will be shown on Thursday, June 17 at the League’s Conference in Atlanta.

Posted May 7, 2010