Music Makes a City: A Louisville Orchestra Story Image
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  • Summary: In 1948, a small, struggling, semi-professional orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky began a novel project to commission new works from contemporary composers around the world. (The Group Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 70
    An illuminating history lesson about the Kentucky metropolis's artistic vision and philharmonic orchestra.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    70
    Viewers unfamiliar with artists like Lukas Foss and Gunther Schuller will find themselves agreeably challenged. And stirred.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    60
    As the film reminds us, this Kentucky city included a world-class philharmonic, one that became the first to actively recruit new works from contemporary composers.
  4. Despite its gorgeous soundtrack, historical sweep and wealth of archival material, (the film) is weakened by sluggish pacing and an overly detailed, increasingly narrow focus.