Music Makes a City

Premiered January 2014

This documentary reveals the inspiring, nearly unbelievable story of an American city and its orchestra. In the late 1940s, community leaders of Louisville, Kentucky, embarked on an unusual scheme to save their struggling civic orchestra. The ambitious plan propelled the Louisville Orchestra to Carnegie Hall and international acclaim, and made a lasting contribution to musical history. The film features interviews with composers Lukas Foss, Gunther Schuller, Elliott Carter, Chou Wen-chung and William Schuman, and an evocative soundtrack of selected commissions recorded by the Louisville Orchestra. Will Oldham narrates.

Providing Support for PBS.org

Providing Support for PBS.org

Previews 1

Music Makes a City

Music Makes a City - Preview

Premieres Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

0:30

See all

Support for PBS.org provided by:

X CLOSE