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Music Makes A City

1 hour 40 minutes

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Narrated by singer-songwriter Will Oldham, this documentary tells the story of the 1937 flood that destroyed downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Two men, conductor Robert Whitney and Mayor Charles Farnsley, combined their love of music and the arts with civic pride and duty, to create and promote the Louisville Orchestra as a means to unify the city after the flood. The Louisville Orchestra becomes the capital of new music during the 1950s and the cornerstone of a legacy that lives on today. The film traces the regional and global impacts of the Louisville Orchestra as their music was heard around the world on Voice of America and Radio Free Europe broadcasts.

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