Week 1: American Music on Summer Listening

This week we will be learning all about classical music in the USA! What does American music sound like and what makes it unique? We’ll hear music from Amy Beach to Aaron Copland to Steve Reich and we’ll talk to musicologist Douglas Shadle, former Louisville Orchestra member Ruth French, and current LO conductor Teddy Abrams all on our radio show Sunday July 3rd from 1-4pm.

Can’t catch the show or want to find out more? Follow the links below for audio, pictures, and more!

Compose your own anthem!

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Learn about pre-civil war American composers with Dr. Douglas Shadle.k2-_373e780e-7cda-45f5-9c35-b0df985f915f.v1


Find out about composer Roy Harris and his connection to Louisville.

Roy Harris: used with permission from Ruth French

Hear from Ruth French who was a member of the Louisville Orchestra from 1949-1970 and who’s husband was an assistant to Roy Harris:

ruth french going to white house....

Read an original LO program from 1953.

LO program page 1


Join us July 3rd from 5-8pm. We’ll be making batons and polishing our podium skills before the Louisville Orchestra’s show on the Great Lawn!