Louisville Orchestra Broadcasts

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The Louisville Orchestra broadcasts are coming to Classical 90.5, with select concerts on Thursdays at 8pm, starting May 19, 2016.

We’ll post details about upcoming broadcasts on our Louisville Orchestra page.

Video: Ben Sollee and Jacob Elementary

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Look what a difference your donations have already made in schools like Jacob Elementary. Thanks to Ben Sollee for helping us spread the word about the good you can do in our community by supporting Classical 90.5 and Instrumental Partners. Go to instrumentalpartners.org to see how you can help kids in our community get the tools of the trade. Everyone deserves the opportunity to play music.

New Albany – Floyd County Instrument Drive

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Urgent instrument needs for New Albany – Floyd County Schools: Bass Clarinets,  French Horns, 3/4-size Cellos, 1/2-size Bass, full size Cellos, Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, Saxophones.

Visit instrumentalpartners.org for details.

Louisville Civic Orchestra

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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.

Share Your Story Contest: May 1st Deadline

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Share Your Story! Submit your story or poem inspired by something you hear on Classical 90.5 by May 1st to be a part of our Summer Listening broadcasts. You may get a chance to come read and record it in our studio and then we can share it with everyone! Email education@wuol.org with questions or comments and submit your story below.