The oldest, continuously performing orchestra in Louisville is reviving an old moniker. What started as the Young Hebrew Men’s Association symphony in 1915, merged with the Louisville Civic Arts Association in 1930, a group that is also an immediate predecessor to the Louisville Orchestra. Over the years the Louisville Civic Orchestra (LCO) has undergone a series of name changes, the most well-known being the JCC Orchestra, but for the past few years has been embracing one of its original titles.
Now directed by Jason Raff, the all-volunteer orchestra is performing on Friday, April 29th, 2016, with Louisville Orchestra cellist Nicholas Finch. Daniel Gilliam talks with Raff about the history of the group and this weekend’s concert.
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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine has not only recorded JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, she’s also edited the scores for publication. I had the chance to talk to Rachel and ask her about her musical journey with Bach and how her interpretation of his music has changed since she won the Bach Competition in 1992. Listen for her new release during our regular programming on Classical 90.5.