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10/9 am
on KET

5:30/4:30 pm
on KET2

Louisville Orchestra Documentary, "Music Makes a City"

Filmmaker Owsley Brown III, returned to Louisville to finish up his documentary film, "Music Makes A City: A Louisville Orchestra Story". Six years in the making, "Music Makes a City" chronicles the extraordinary achievements of the Louisville Orchestra during the 1950's.

"Louisville Life" caught up with the native Louisvillian and discussed his film, which focuses on the L.O.'s ground breaking success during the 1950's inspired by former mayor Charles Farnsley's cultural philosophy, putting Louisville within the international spotlight.

Other interviews featured are with current L.O.'s staffers, Exec. Dir. Rob Birman and Music Director Jorge Mester.

The film premiered in 2010. For more information, check out the Louisville Orchestra online or the "Music Makes A City" website.


DIRECTORS| Owsley Brown III & Jerome Hiler

PRODUCERS | Owsley Brown III & Robin Burke

CO-PRODUCERS | Cornelia Calder & Anne Flatté

EDITOR | Anne Flatté

CONSULTING EDITOR | Nathaniel Dorsky

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